Environmental

Legal and technical aspects of power plant environmental monitoring and control; regulatory issues

Environmental quandary shuts Mohave plant
Environmental quandary shuts Mohave plant

Southern California Edison (SCE, Rosemead, Calif.) closed the 1,580-MW coal-fired Mohave Generating Station in Laughlin, Nev., on December 31. In a filing with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), SCE…



The power of one

The 35th birthday of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed last December 2 with little fanfare. EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson noted at the time that, "Over the last three…


Gas-fired tomatoes
Gas-fired tomatoes

Abating the emissions of power plants is a very hot topic these days. So it's not surprising that people are coming up with innovative ways to not only cut emissions…


Politics plagues pollution plans

Enforcement and (re)interpretation of the Clean Air Act's new source review (NSR) rules will likely come into focus later this year as many of the key lawsuits against electric utilities…


New edition of Steam Plant Operation
New edition of Steam Plant Operation

For more than 70 years, Steam Plant Operation (Figure 3), published by McGraw-Hill Professional (like Platts, the publisher of POWER, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc.), has been the…


Big batteries blooming
Big batteries blooming

All interconnected transmission and distribution (T&D) grids have one thing in common: Their operators must continually dispatch generators to keep the network's supply and demand in balance at all times…