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Coal


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

More Than 20 Coal-Fired Plants Will Close in Wake of Wastewater Rule

A new wastewater rule authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this year is leading several coal-fired plants to announce closure plans, according to an analysis of state…



Portugal’s Last Coal Power Plant Shuts Down, Fourth Country in Europe to Stop Burning Coal

The 628-MW Pego power station was shut down on Nov. 20, 10 days ahead of schedule, marking the end of coal-fired power generation in Portugal. The country joins Belgium, Austria,…


Is it Possible to Turnaround a Turnaround?

By Paul Muir, CRO, Mobideo Why are Turnarounds So Challenging “A large turnaround can include up to 150,000 individual activities. With this level of complexity, approximately half of all shutdown…


Southern Will Close More than Half of Coal Fleet

Southern Company, the third-largest power utility in the U.S., said it will close more than half its coal-fired power generation fleet over the next few years as the group moves…


Indonesia, Vietnam, Poland, S. Korea, Ukraine Commit to Phasing Out Coal Power

At least 23 nations, including five notable coal-dependent countries—Indonesia, Vietnam, Poland, South Korea, and Ukraine—made new commitments during the COP26 conference in Scotland on Nov. 4 to phase out unabated…


Combating Varnish in Turbines: A Two-Step Solution

As operational conditions continue to evolve and change with power generation, so does the degree of complexity within those systems, becoming a common pain point for plant managers that requires…