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Coal


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

New Lockout-Tagout Program Improves Safety

As one of the U.S.’s premier energy companies, Southern Company is committed to providing a safe work environment for employees. It regularly implements best-in-class safety procedures to ensure compliance with…


POWER Digest [April 2020]

Group Readies Hydrogen Production Plant in Japan. A consortium including Toshiba, Tohoku Electric Power, and Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in March said it has completed…


Shift to Gas, Financing Issues Could Delay Polish Power Plant Project

Officials in Poland have said changing the fuel source of a planned 1-GW power plant in Ostroleka, known as Ostroleka C, from coal to natural gas could delay the project,…


ELECTRIC POWER Conference Postponed

The world has become a very different place over the past few months with the outbreak of a new coronavirus—COVID-19. The virus has forced travel bans and literal lockdowns in…


Power Plant Cycles with Multiple Direct Contact Heaters

The regenerative feedwater cycle of modern fossil and nuclear power plants normally includes four or five low-pressure, closed (tube surface-type) feedwater heaters (CFWHs). However, maximum efficiency can be obtained when…


Conveyor Energy Storage: A Battery and Pumped Hydro Alternative

A new conveyor-based system offers an alternative energy storage technology. The heart of the system is a reversible conveyor belt that converts between electrical energy and gravitational potential energy by…