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Projects of the Year 2014 finalists named!

09/18/2014

The editors of Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World magazines and their respective websites have announced eleven finalists for the annual Projects of the Year Awards program.

N.J. law that subsidizes new power plant development is invalid

09/12/2014

A panel for a federal appeals court unanimously ruled that a New Jersey law meant to push new power plant builds is invalid.

Emerson Process Management named contractor for comprehensive controls replacement project

09/09/2014

Longview Power plant has named Emerson Process Management as its main automation contractor for a comprehensive and fast-track controls replacement project that will improve reliability at its facility in Maidsville, West Virginia, a 965-MW coal-fired, supercritical unit that serves Morgantown and surrounding communities.

DOE getting strong response to big money fossil tech RFP

08/22/2014

An official with the federal loan guarantee program told CoalGen Aug. 20 that the Department of Energy (DOE) is getting a strong repsonse to a government effort to help commercialize breakthrough fossil fuel technology.

Combined-cycle unit at Kemper IGCC power plant begins commercial operations

08/14/2014

The planned 582-MW Kemper County Energy Center’s combined-cycle unit was placed into commercial operation Aug. 14.

OG&E submits environmental compliance plan for three power plants

08/07/2014

After unsuccessfully challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E), a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), filed an application with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission seeking approval of a plan to be in compliance with federal environmental regulations.  

Mississippi Power to convert from coal to natural gas at several units as part of agreement

08/04/2014

Mississippi Power will convert from coal to natural gas or retire several units at plants in south Mississippi and Greene County, Alabama, as part of an agreement to end litigation over construction of a coal-fired power plant in Kemper County.

Alabama Power to close coal-fired units, switch others to natural gas

08/01/2014

Alabama Power says federal regulations have forced the utility to close two coal-fired units and reduce or eliminate the use of coal at two more power plants by 2016.

Sargent & Lundy receives engineering contract for Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project

07/29/2014

Sargent & Lundy LLC has been awarded an Owner's Engineering contract by Petra Nova to continue providing engineering services for the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project. 

FutureGen clean coal power project wins appeals court ruling

07/22/2014

A three-judge panel of the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that utilities can be required to impose a surcharge on customers’ bills to help pay for the $1.7 billion FutureGen 2.0 power plant.

Kentucky coal-fired power plant set to host $19.5mn carbon capture system

07/21/2014

A $19.5 million carbon capture pilot project is set to be located at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station.

Natural gas, renewables to lead new capacity additions through 2040

07/16/2014

The reference case for the Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Annual Energy Outlook 2014 predicts 351-GW of new electric generating capacity between 2013 and 2040 in the electric power and end-use sectors.

Texas clean coal project adds Chinese project partner

07/15/2014

Summit Power Group signed two agreements that introduced a new project partner on Summit’s Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP) and created an alliance between TCEP and China’s clean fossil fuel power plant, China Huaneng’s GreenGen.

Carbon capture project planned for coal-fired unit in Texas

07/15/2014

Petra Nova Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) has formed a 50/50 joint venture with a subsidiary of JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. to build a $1 billion carbon capture project in Texas.

Danskammer plant on Hudson to restart with gas

07/08/2014

The new owners of an idled power plant on the Hudson River say they plan to restart operations with natural gas instead of coal.

FERC: Renewables accounted for 88.2% of U.S. installed generating capacity in May

06/23/2014

A report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects said the addition of wind, solar, biomass and hydropower accounted for 88.2 percent of U.S. installed generating capacity in May.

Kansas officials studying EPA greenhouse gas rule

06/02/2014

Kansas officials are studying the federal government's plans for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions only days after the state approved a $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant.

Kansas gives go-ahead again to new coal plant

05/30/2014

A state regulator has given the go-ahead again for the construction of a $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas.

East Kentucky Power Cooperative seeks 200 MW of new capacity

05/19/2014

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) said May 16 that it is soliciting proposals for up to 200 MW of additional electric-generating resources to replace coal-fired plant capacity being deactivated as a result of federal emissions rules.

Modern Efficiency In Coal-Fired Production

04/14/2014

While many power producers are shuttering their coal-fired generating assets and looking to other fuel sources to replace the generation capacity, Duke Energy has taken a more balanced approach in replacing the capacity lost from retiring older and less efficient units in its coal fleet.