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EPA Reinterprets ‘Ambient Air,’ Further Tweaks New Source Review 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a change to a long-standing policy interpreting “ambient air”—a foundational concept under the Clean Air Act that applies to all types of air…


Florida Panhandle Utilities Brace for Hurricane Michael

Packing 150 mph winds, Hurricane Michael has made landfall along the Florida Panhandle. The almost–Category 5 storm might well be the strongest to hit the Emerald Coast in more than 100 years.…


Jobsite Safety Check: Mitigating Risk and Improving Safety at Power Plants

Safety should be the top priority on any job site and goes hand in hand with operational excellence. Risk mitigation and safety are exceptionally important for power plants due to…


Water Use Down Drastically at U.S. Power Plants

Water withdrawn by U.S. steam-driven power generators fell 18% in 2015 compared to 2010, owing largely to plant closures, coal-to-gas fuel switching, and the use of more water-efficient cooling system…


How to Increase Power Plant Asset Reliability Using Modern Digital Technology

Digital tools can benefit power plants of all types, yet adding the necessary instrumentation can be costly. However, some of the latest technology doesn’t have to break the bank. Installing…