COAL POWER Direct [Dec. 12, 2014]

Coal-Fired Power Plant Heat Rate Improvement Options, Part 2

In recent years several EPRI projects have explored different aspects of heat rate improvements. This article, following Part 1 in the November 2014 issue of POWER , reviews results of implementing heat rate

Supreme Court Agrees to Consider MATS Case

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) have been seen by many in the coal-fired power industry as potentially more expensive and onerous than its…

Tricky Business: Taking Down Old Coal Plants

Austin, Texas, is one of the hottest real-estate markets in the U.S. One of the prime new properties in the Texas capital is Seaholm, a $130 million project on some eight acres of prime downtown land

Construction Considerations Are Key in Closure Planning for Coal Ash Ponds

Closure and remediation solutions for coal ash ponds, or impoundments, vary greatly. Assuming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgates the expected proposed Subtitle D regulations, technical

[UPDATED] Viewpoints on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Abridged

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) proposed carbon rules for existing power plants amassed more than 1.6 million remarks before the public comment period ended on Monday. Here's a snapshot of…

Assessing and Prioritizing Structural Repairs to Material-Handling Systems

Material-handling systems at coal-fired power plants operate nearly continuously in harsh conditions for decades. Temperatures, moisture, overload conditions, and collisions from equipment can take a toll on