COAL POWER Direct [Jan. 7, 2015]

Primer on Fuel Quality Analysis

Back in the “good old days” of the power industry, fuel was cheap, fuel supplies were fairly constant, air emissions regulations were loose, and power plant coffee was as dark as sin and worse for you

EPA Issues Final Federal Requirements for Coal Ash Disposal

A final rule issued today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate coal combustion residuals (CCRs) from coal power plants clarifies technical requirements for coal ash landfills and surface…

Alstom Reports Major Boost for Advanced Ultrasupercritical Technology

The trial operation of a steam loop for more than 17,000 hours at temperatures exceeding 760C (1,400F)—the highest ever tested at a pulverized coal plant—have wrapped up at Plant Barry Unit 4 in Alabama

Industrial Cybersecurity Expert: Industry Culture Must Change to Prevent Highly Destructive Cyberattack on Critical Infrastructure

Inadequate training and a culture of complacency among many owners and operators of critical infrastructure are significantly raising the risks of highly damaging cyberattack throughout the world, according to Steve…

Choosing an ESP Power Supply for Improved Particulate Control

The particulate matter (PM) requirements of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) require filterable PM emissions less than 0.03 lb/MMBtu, which will demand greater particulate removal efficiency from

What the CROmnibus Means for the Power Sector

The omnibus continuing resolution (popularly referred to as the “CROmnibus”) passed by Congress late in the evening on Dec. 13 to keep the U.S. government running through 2015, contains a…