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Coal


Coal power plant design, construction, operation and maintenance, as well as legal and regulatory issues.

NRG Will Close 3 Coal Plants After Poor Auction Results

NRG Energy Inc. said it will retire three coal-fired power plants—two in Illinois and one in Delaware—next year after disappointing results in the May 2021 capacity auction for the PJM…



DTE Retires River Rouge Coal-Fired Plant

DTE Energy has retired the last operating unit of its River Rouge coal-fired power plant along the Detroit River, a facility that came online in 1956 and entered commercial operation…


PSEG Power Closes Last Coal Plant, Explores Divestiture of Other Fossil Assets

PSEG Power retired its Bridgeport Harbor Station Unit 3 (BHS 3, Figure 1) on May 31. The unit, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was the last remaining coal-fired power plant in…


Japan Ushers in New Era for IGCC Coal Power

The Nakoso integrated coal gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant, a much-watched power project in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture because it incorporates a pioneering advanced coal gasification technology, began commercial operations on…


Coal Substitutes Touted as Way to Keep Coal-Fired Power Plants Open

The move away from coal-fired power generation has supported the growth of other technologies to produce electricity. Discussions often revolve around renewable resources such as solar and wind, or the…


In-Person Events and COVID: Are You Ready to Travel?

In my job, I typically do a fair amount of traveling. Of course, that all changed last year due to COVID-19. I didn’t go anywhere for work-related events or meetings.…