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Coal


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

Xuzhou 3 Shows the Future of Subcritical Coal Power Is Sublime

A remarkable retrofit at Xuzhou Unit 3 boosted the 320-MW subcritical coal unit’s efficiency to beyond 43.56%—higher than all existing Chinese supercritical units, and even many ultrasupercritical units. The groundbreaking…



Efficiency a Priority at Caofeidian Coal Power Plant

Coal power may be struggling in some parts of the world, but it’s doing just fine in China. New plants are coming online featuring state-of-the-art technology. Two ultrasupercritical units added…


Digitization Drives Efficiency at Turkish Coal Plant

The CENAL TES, or Karabiga, power plant in Turkey is a model for the use of high-performance technology and digital software to power an ultrasupercritical coal-fired facility. Coal continues to…


Khargone: India’s High Efficiency Leap

Indian power giant NTPC commissioned the second unit of the vast 1,320-MW Khargone Super Thermal Power Project in Madhya Pradesh this March, completing its first ultrasupercritical power plant. The project’s…


Success Through Engineered Upgrades and a Focus on Behavior

It sounds kind of strange, but you don’t always know, what you don’t know. That was the case at a Thai coal plant. When it started burning Indonesian subbituminous coal,…


China’s Economic Recovery Will Be Powered by Coal

Like many countries, China’s economy is recovering from the lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike many countries, China is using coal to do so. This is not the first…