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Weekly Coal Production Report

05/28/2015

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended May 23, 2015.

West Virginia PSC approves base rate hike for Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power

05/28/2015

The West Virginia Public Service Commission on May 26 authorized the Appalachian Power Co. (APCo) and Wheeling Power Co. (WPCo) subsidiaries of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) for an overall increase in rates of $123.5 million.

Credit rater to downgrade Mississippi Power on Kemper woes

05/27/2015

The decision by a group of electrical cooperatives to pull out of planned purchase of 15 percent of a Kemper County power plant is likely to mean a credit downgrade for Mississippi Power Co.

TVA seeks public comment for future coal ash storage at Bull Run

05/22/2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking for public input on plans to expand dry onsite storage of ash and other coal combustion products generated at Bull Run Fossil Plant.

Electrical cooperative pulls out of Kemper power plant deal

05/21/2015

The entity that procures power for many Mississippi electric cooperatives Wednesday pulled out of a deal to buy 15 percent of the $6.2 billion Kemper County power plant, blowing a hole in Mississippi Power's financing plan for the project.

Patriot Coal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

05/12/2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Patriot Coal Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday for the second time in three years.

Dominion CEO: More power plants will be needed in Virginia

05/05/2015

Dominion (NYSE:D) is developing a lot of new generating capacity, especially natural gas, in its regulated Virginia territory, and that’s likely to continue, Dominion Chairman, President and CEO Thomas Farrell II said during a first quarter earnings call May 4.

Entergy Arkansas sees too many known unknowns to file a resource plan this year

05/04/2015

Citing uncertainties in areas ranging from clean-air compliance for coal-fired capacity and a pending deal to buy an existing gas-fired unit, Entergy Arkansas Inc. (EAI) on May 1 asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission for a delay of up to one year on its Oct. 31 deadline to filed its latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

Dominion reports that Brunswick County combined-cycle plant is 60% complete

05/04/2015

Dominion (NYSE:D) has recently been developing a lot of new generating capacity, especially natural gas, in its regulated Virginia territory, and that’s likely to continue, Dominion Chairman, President and CEO Thomas Farrell II said during a first quarter earnings call May 4.

Duke Energy to build lined coal ash landfills at Dan River, Sutton power plants

04/29/2015

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) announced plans to submit permits to construct lined onsite landfills at the Dan River Steam Station and the Sutton Plant in North Carolina to provide a permanent storage solution for more than 6 million tons of coal ash.

Weekly Coal Production Report

04/23/2015

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended April 18, 2015.

Power district converting coal plant unit to use hydrogen

04/20/2015

Nebraska Public Power District and a California-based manufacturer said they will collaborate on a project that will provide cleaner-burning hydrogen to a nearby power plant that will convert one of its coal-fired units, the district announced on Friday.

Conco to upgrade tubing at 1,400MW coal-fired power plant in Australia

04/16/2015

Conco Systems Pty. Ltd. in Heatherbrae, New South Wales, Australia, has received a contract to provide comprehensive retubing services for four units at the Stanwell Power Station, a 1,460-MW coal-fired power plant in Queensland, Australia.

Bloomberg adds $30 million to anti-coal campaign

04/08/2015

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he is donating an additional $30 million to a Sierra Club initiative working to reduce U.S. use of coal.

Fuel Tech receives emission control contracts worth $2.2M

04/08/2015

Fuel Tech, Inc. — an engineering solutions company focused on combustion systems and emissions control in utility and industrial applications — has secured multiple air pollution control (APC) contracts from customers in China and the US, valued at approximately $2.2 million.

Albuquerque moves to withdraw support for power plant plan

04/07/2015

A plan by New Mexico's largest electric provider to replace part of an aging coal-fired power plant with more coal generation and a mix of natural gas, nuclear and solar power has run into another roadblock.

FERC, EEI, DOE officials weigh in on EPA Clean Power Plan

04/06/2015

A member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the deputy secretary with the Department of Energy (DOE) and a vice president of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) on April 2 offered differing perspectives on challenges posed by a federal plan to slash power sector carbon emissions.

TVA proposes new dewatering facility at Kingston Fossil Plant

04/06/2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is proposing to design and build a new facility that would dry byproduct streams of bottom ash and pyrite at the Kingston Fossil Plant, as part of a commitment to change the way ash and coal products are handled.

Alliant subsidiary advances emissions projects at Iowa coal plants

04/01/2015

Interstate Power and Light (IPL), which is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy (NYSE: LNT), told the Iowa Utilities Board that it is undertaking a number of emissions-control projects for coal-fired capacity under its approved Emission Plan and Budget (EPB).

B&W lands $40M emission control contract for Colorado Springs Utilities

03/25/2015

Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG, NYSE: BWC) has been awarded a contract valued at $40.3 million by Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) to engineer, procure, construct and commission an emissions control project for the Ray D. Nixon Power Plant, south of Colorado Springs.