COAL POWER Direct [July 12, 2017]

Improved Maintenance Strategy and Excellent Planning Turns Coal Plant into a Top Performer

Southern Co.’s Plant Scherer was chosen as the 2017 Powder River Basin Coal Users’ Group Plant of the Year based on a rigorous selection criteria, including safety, fire protection, and risk reduction

Navajo Nation Backs Lease Extension to Keep Coal Plant Online

A coal-fired power plant in northeastern Arizona can continue operating until at least the end of 2019 after the Navajo Nation Council approved a lease extension for the facility. The…

Coal: The Next Chapter

The new administration in Washington, D.C., has a sharply different vision for the development and use of our nation’s abundant energy resources, including coal. These riches are seen as a strength, not

Dominion Will Restart Virginia Coal Units After DOE Emergency Order

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said PJM can restart two coal-fired units at Dominion Energy’s Yorktown, Va., power plant, two months after the aging units were shut down because…

Retrofitting Electrostatic Precipitators to Meet Current Emission Limits

Electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) offer a tried-and-true technology for particulate matter control. However, existing ESPs can be challenged to meet the latest regulatory requirements. Retrofitting power

Billions Over Budget, Kemper Facility Gasification Portion Is Suspended

  Operations and start-up of the lignite gasification portion of the Kemper County Energy Facility, marred by exorbitant delays and cost overruns, will be suspended immediately, Mississippi Power announced on…