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EPA Changes Closure Requirements in Coal Ash Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 29 finalized several changes to the regulations for disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCRs), or coal ash, from electric utilities. The changes…
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
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, operators didn’t know how dusty
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Analysis Supports Coal-Like Fuel for Power Plants
A British company that manufactures a fuel that it says mimics coal said it “has received a significant endorsement” for the use of its product in the power generation sector.…
Xcel Energy Approved to Run Two Coal Units on Seasonal Basis
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved Xcel Energy’s request to offer two of its coal units into the Midcontinent Independent System Operator market on a seasonal basis. That means the…
Rural Electric Cooperatives: Debt Rules Need to Change
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is working feverishly to get a provision into the next COVID-19 stimulus package that would allow electric cooperatives to reprice loans from the…
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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 time China spurred its
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 at the
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 be the primary
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
Industry Press Releases
Pilsen company Doosan Škoda Power to supply steam turbines for the most advanced thermal fired power plant for Palu 3 project in Indonesia

Emerson Introduces New Greenlee® GRE-6: One Tool to Cut Wire, Crimp Connectors and Punch Electrical Boxes

New innovative Seal Skirting Concept makes ‘the’ change!

ABB’s new analytics and AI software helps producers optimize operations in demanding market conditions

Voith successfully commissions the first two VECO-Drives

Low Resistance Ohmmeter from Megger Delivers Reliable Results with Long Test Leads

MISO Role for Coal Approved by FERC
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