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Unit Flexibility and Asset Optimization: Helping Coal-Fired Power Plants Survive in a Renewables-Driven Market
Many coal-fired power plants are being asked to ramp output up and down regularly, and often to levels less than units were originally designed to operate at. Implementing a Unit Flexibility and Asset
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EIA: U.S. Coal Stockpiles Lowest Since 1978
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently said it expected coal-fired power generation in 2021 to be 22% higher than in 2020, producing the first year-over-year increase in U.S. electricity…
NERC Issues Grim Outlook for Bulk Power System Winter Reliability
The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) is warning that much of the central U.S.—a region that stretches from the Great Lakes into southern Texas—may face critical power deficiencies during…
Coal Plant Site Unveiled for 500-MW Natrium Advanced Nuclear Pilot
A site at PacifiCorp’s retiring 600-MW coal and gas–fired Naughton Power Plant in Kemmerer, Wyoming, will house the Natrium demonstration, a pioneering commercial-scale 500-MW project that will pair a 345-MW sodium-cooled…
More Than 20 Coal-Fired Plants Will Close in Wake of Wastewater Rule
A new wastewater rule authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this year is leading several coal-fired plants to announce closure plans, according to an analysis of state…
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AEP Will Shed Kentucky Operations in $2.9B Sale 
American Electric Power (AEP) is shedding its Kentucky-based assets—including its longstanding regulated utility Kentucky Power and transmission business AEP Kentucky Transco—to better position itself to invest in projects that will…
The Convoluted Tale of U.S. Coal Ash Management
Sometime around midnight on Dec. 22, 2008, a dike at the coal ash dewatering pond for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) 1,400-MW Kingston power plant in Roane County, Tennessee, failed.…
Power Event Attendees Welcome the In-Person Experience
POWER hosted Experience POWER, the Distributed Energy Conference, and HydrogeNext at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, October 18–21, 2021. The events were well-received by
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How to Manage Cyber Risk as Grid Modernization Efforts Intensify
A survey of chief information security officers revealed great insight on cyber risks and perceived vulnerabilities. While some insiders may think working hand-in-hand with government agencies to develop sound
Industry Press Releases
Indonesian Coal-Fired Power Plant Installs SCHADE Equipment

Xylem’s Flygt Concertor Saves $20,000 Per Year in Maintenance Costs at Coal Fired Power Plant

Greenlee® Partners on Tool Ergonomics Study with Knoxville Utilities Board

CMD, SJVN Virtually Inaugurated the Works of Second Unit of 1320 MW Buxar Thermal Power Plant, Bihar

ABS Consulting Creates Strategic Partnership with NAES Corporation to Strengthen Industrial Cybersecurity in the Power and Energy Sector as Threats Continue to Emerge

ME2C® Environmental Secures New License Agreement of its Patented Technology with Another Midwest Utility

Charah Solutions Awarded 5-Year Fly Ash, Bottom Ash and Boiler Slag Sales and Marketing Contract From Associated Electric Cooperative to Run Through 2026

ExxonMobil Introduces Mobil™ Solvancer® Oil-Soluble Cleaner to Help Power Generation and Petrochemical Companies Improve Equipment Reliability and Performance
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