In 2004, as part of a least-cost resource plan filing with the Colorado Public Utility Commission, Xcel Energy proposed constructing a 750 MW supercritical coal-fired unit at the Comanche Station near Pueblo, Colo.
Luring FutureGen, the $1 billion federally funded near-zero-emissions demonstration coal plant, has turned into a game of high-stakes poker between Illinois and Texas, the only two players still sitting at the table.
Consumers will increase their peak demand for electricity by 16.7 percent over the next 10 years, according to PJM Interconnection, the electric power supply system operator for 13 states and the District of Columbia.
American Electric Power subsidiary Texas Central Co. (TCC) in February completed the sale of its 7.8 percent share of Oklaunion Power Station to the City of Brownsville, Texas (Public Utilities Board Brownsville) for $42.75 million plus adjustments.
Despite a multitude of energy efficiency benefits produced by combined heat and power (CHP) installations, few tools exist for estimating the displaced emissions or predicting how CHP affects constrained transmission systems or distributed emissions implications.
Plans aimed at restarting the Mohave Generating Station plant in southwest Nevada (pictured above), which went into service in 1971 and closed in December 2005, were all but laid to rest in February with a Salt River Project (SRP) decision to end activities aimed at restarting the 1,580 MW plant.