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Japan Pulls Back from Coal, Though New Plants Move Forward

Japanese financial institutions and energy companies continue to move away from supporting coal-fired power generation, as the country’s leadership reiterates what it says is an “unwavering resolve to decarbonize.” Several…


Process Control Strategies for Reducing the Minimum Load of Fossil-Fired Plants
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Recent Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) research aims to better understand the potential of process control enhancements, such as load control, sliding pressure control, and steam temperature control, to improve…


POWER Digest [May 2021]

Uzbekistan Wind Farm Project Expanding. Masdar, a global renewable energy company, has signed an agreement with Uzbekistan’s government to extend the capacity of its utility-scale wind farm project in the…


1.6-GW Coal Plant May Get New Life as Green Hydrogen Hub

Global technology heavyweights Shell and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Swedish state-owned energy firm Vattenfall, and German municipal heat generator Wärme Hamburg are teaming on a massive project to repurpose a 2015-commissioned…


Improving Load Response and NOx Emissions with Boiler Tuning and Coal-Fired Unit Optimization

Maintaining and operating a coal-fired generating station requires the utmost attention to detail to stay competitive. Focusing on the fundamentals of combustion allows engineers to improve reliability, emissions, and efficiency.…