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Volume 116, Issue 10
  • Features

    • Alternatives to Activated Carbon for Mercury Control

      With the issuance of the Mercury Air Toxics Standards (MATS) in December 2011, the U.S. EPA has succeeded in passing lasting federal guidelines for mercury air emissions from coal-fired power plants.

    • Handling PRB Coal

      The Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) employs 2,300 people and operates over 15,500 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines in Nebraska.

    • Preparing for Hurricanes at Nuclear Power Plants

      As Tropical Storm Isaac, eventually becoming Hurricane Issac, slowly moved across the Gulf Coast en route to the same area of the continental U.S. that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina just seven years prior, electric utilities throughout the Southeast were preparing to respond to widespread power outages.

    • The Evolution of Power Plant Water/Steam Chemistry

      Water and steam are the lifeblood of any steam-driven power facility, and proper chemistry control is critically important to plant operation, reliability, the bottom line, and especially personnel safety.

    • Back in Orlando!

      It's the largest annual forum for the power generation industry.

    • Southern Co. stays true to coal & nuclear

      This year, Southern Co., the premier energy company serving the Southeast, celebrates its centennial celebration as a holding company.

  • Departments

    • Opinion

    • Clearing the Air

      • Flavors of Particulate Matter

        One of EPA's six common air pollutants is particulate matter (PM); however, particular matter is actually a class of pollutants, which complicates understanding its regulation.

    • Gas Generation

      • Natural gas asset decisions - It's more than just price

        Electric power generators in the U.S. today are making fleet asset decisions that will affect the affordability and reliability of power from all plants for decades to come, and their overwhelming favorite fuel choices for new assets are natural gas and renewables.

    • View on Renewables

    • Nuclear Reactions

      • The Nuclear License 'Freeze'

        For utilities seeking license renewals to extend the operating life of their nuclear power plants, and those wanting to build and operate new plants, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's order, or 'freeze' as it is being referred to, on Aug. 7 may not be the news they wanted to hear.

    • Industry Watch

      • What was CSAPR really driving?

        When it became clear that factors such as new EPA regulations and an excess supply of natural gas were set to drive a significant change in the power generation and transmission industry, it prompted some power companies, including ABB, to make necessary adjustments and create new initiatives to deal with these changes proactively.

    • What Works

      • A Fixed Bed Mercury Control System

        Recently enacted Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) will require many coal-fired power generating utilities to significantly reduce their emissions of mercury and other emissions.

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