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Healy 2: The Story of a Coal Unit's Remarkable Resiliency

Coal is the reason that Healy, Alaska, exists. To ensure low-cost power and reliability to interior Alaska—a remote place that is bereft of gas and has little sun—and sustain regional employment, Golden

The World-Class Coal Power Efficiency of Rheinhafen-Dampfkraftwerk Block 8

Efficiency has become the mantra of modern coal power. The 912-MW hard coal–fired RDK 8, a unit that operates in Germany’s challenging power market, achieved a 47.5% net thermal efficiency through

SCR Project Upgrades Two Units at Four Corners

The numbers tell the story of how the addition of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology helped an iconic New Mexico coal-fired plant reduce its emissions, keeping the plant in operation and continuing

Coal Unit CCUS Retrofits More Economic Than Many Alternatives, NETL Study Suggests

Adding carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) to two Xcel coal units in Colorado that are slated to be retired by 2025 would push up the cost of power if…

A Powerful Investment in Education, and the Community

A new coal-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, replacing old boilers in place since the 1960s, improves the efficiency of the campus’ heating and cooling system

Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion Is a Winner

New coal power plant technology is being developed by various companies around the world, but there are some pretty efficient and reliable designs already commercially available. Circulating fluidized bed

Ohio Enacts Controversial Bill to Subsidize Nuclear, Coal, and Slash Renewable Standard

Ohio’s Gov. Mike DeWine (R) on July 23 quickly signed a controversial nuclear subsidy bill that narrowly passed the state's House of Representatives on Tuesday, making Ohio the fifth state…

Power Plants of the Future: 21st Century Coal-Fired Steam Generator

Coal-fired plants have been powering the electric grid for more than a hundred years, but the technology being used in them is not stagnant, as many advancements have been made. One new design—the Clean

Applying IEEE 1584 in Power Generation Facilities

An arc flash is the explosive energy released when an electrical fault causes an arc. This rapid release of energy causes excessive temperatures in addition to air and metal in the path of the arc expanding