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Coal


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

THE BIG PICTURE: Global Coal-to-Gas Switching

The Global Energy Monitor (GEM), an organization dedicated to enhancing understanding of climate change data, in a recent report, estimated that about 89.6 GW (or 13%) of the 692 GW…



Large Hydro Station Wins POWER’s Highest Honor, 21 Additional Outstanding Projects Recognized in 2022

It’s always difficult to select winners from the field of nominations submitted to POWER for its annual awards, and this year was no exception. The Wudongde Hydropower Station was the…


Reduce Plant Fuel Use, Emissions, and Operating Cost with Performance Models and Predictive Maintenance

Thermal power generation has to adapt new methods to thrive as renewables transform dispatch. Now used more often as a bridge source of power rather than the main source of…


Water Quality Management and Control—Managing the Second-Largest Waste Material in the U.S.

Coal ash, or coal combustion residuals (CCRs), is the second-largest waste material in the U.S., just behind household garbage. The safe and sustainable management of coal ash poses one of…


NERC Warns of Tight Generation Resources, Fuel Supply Issues This Winter

Power shortfalls could be rife over the next three months across a large portion of the North American bulk power system (BPS), particularly during extreme and prolonged cold conditions, the…


Siemens Energy Seals Deal for Hydrogen-Ready Coal-to-Gas Switch

European energy giant EnBW will pilot switching a 114-year-old coal-fired waste incineration and district heating power plant in Stuttgart-Münster, Germany, to gas-fired technology while ensuring the regionally significant plant will…