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Weekly Coal Production Report

01/29/2015

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended January 24, 2015.

Dominion seeks rate freeze against opposition on many fronts

01/29/2015

Virginia's biggest electric utility wants to weaken state oversight of its rates, saying the move will help protect its customers from possible steep increases in their electric bills brought on by federal efforts to curb carbon emissions.

FERC chair says EPA CO2 plan will affect infrastructure planning

01/28/2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan will have a big impact on infrastructure planning Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Cheryl LaFleur told a Washington, D.C. gathering at the National Press Club on Jan. 27.

Longview Power files amended, and maybe final, reorganization plan

01/28/2015

Longview Power LLC and its affiliates, including coal producer Mepco LLC, on Jan. 26 filed a second amended reorganization plan with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

W.Va. bill requires lawmakers to OK state carbon plan

01/27/2015

A West Virginia Senate panel is considering requiring lawmakers to approve state plans to comply with proposed federal carbon emission standards for coal-fired power plants.

GRDA Breaks Ground on Western Hemisphere’s First 501 J Series Gas Turbine

01/26/2015

What will likely be the first Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems 501 J combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) in the Western Hemisphere to be connected to the grid is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Fitch downgrades bonds for Colver waste coal power plant in Pennsylvania

01/26/2015

Fitch Ratings said Jan. 23 that, due to concerns about an "aging" power plant that fires waste coal, it has downgraded the ratings on the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority's $169m aggregate series F resource recovery revenue refunding bonds due 2018 to 'BB' from 'BB+'.

Peabody Energy names new president, CEO

01/26/2015

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) announced that Glenn Kellow, current president and chief operating officer (COO) has been named president, chief executive officer (CEO), and will join the company’s Board of Directors May 4, 2015.

Another group pulls out of PNM's power plant proposal

01/22/2015

A third group is withdrawing its support of Public Service Co. of New Mexico's plan to shut down half of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington.

Weekly Coal Production Report

01/22/2015

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended January 17, 2015.

State of energy generation is strong, trade group officials say

01/22/2015

The day after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, leaders of various energy industry sectors gathered in Washington, D.C. to say that the state of energy production is strong.

The Use of Natural Ventilation for Power Plants

01/21/2015

Power plants generate a lot of heat. Find out how natural ventilation can remove that heat to optimize plant equipment and safeguard employees.

Gas Turbine Air Filter System Optimization

01/21/2015

Proper air filtration is critical to the overall performance and reliability of gas turbines. Explore the impacts that small gains in efficiency have on essential filter parameters and their effects on gas turbine operations and maintenance.

The Western Grid Can Weather Disturbances Under High Renewable Penetrations

01/21/2015

Learn how high penetrations of wind and solar energy help the Western Interconnection bridge the crucial first minute following a grid disturbance.

2014 Projects of the Year

01/21/2015

Every year, Power Engineering honors some of the best power projects worldwide. Read about the most outstanding successes in the industry.

Hybrid Power: The Relevance of Gas in an Increasingly Renewable World

01/21/2015

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Regional power operator gives briefing on state of grid

01/21/2015

New England's power system is increasingly shifting from aging oil- and coal-fired plants and to natural gas that relies on pipelines experiencing bottlenecks that drive up prices, the region's electric grid operator said Wednesday.

Republicans: Obama missed the mark on energy issues during State of the Union

01/21/2015

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union, and the first with Republicans controlling both houses of Congress.

West Virginia Senate passes energy act repeal unopposed

01/21/2015

The Republican-led West Virginia Senate passed a bill to eliminate a state alternative energy standard without opposition Wednesday -- a repeal the GOP promised on the campaign trail, but one that many stakeholders say has little impact one way or another.

2 groups back away from plan on New Mexico power plant

01/21/2015

Two of the half-dozen organizations that endorsed a utility's plan to shut down half of a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico are pulling out.

Bankruptcy court okays Longview settlements, plan filing extension

01/21/2015

The bankruptcy court for Longview Power LLC on Jan. 20 approved both three settlements with opposing parties, and an extension of Longview's exclusive deadline for filing a reorganization plan that will largely be based around those settlements.

Report looks at issues vexing gas, electric interaction

01/21/2015

Power generators and the businesses that provide them natural gas are still figuring each other out, and a new white paper concludes that if differences between the two sectors aren't harmonized problems could arise.

Combined-cycle gas-fired turbine in the works for Oklahoma

01/21/2015

The Industrial Company (TIC), a subsidiary of Kiewit Corp., was awarded a contract to build a combined-cycle gas-fired turbine in Oklahoma.

KCP&L to stop burning coal at six generating units

01/20/2015

Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) said it will stop burning coal at three of its coal-fired power plants.

Alabama carbon capture pilot-scale project begins testing

01/20/2015

The National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) has begun pilot-scale testing of a cost-effective advanced technology for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas in Wilsonville, Alabama.

Dynegy delays power plant acquisition to submit additional info to FERC

01/20/2015

Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN) announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has requested additional information to process and approve the company’s acquisition of Duke Energy’s (NYSE: DUK) Midwest Generation assets and retail business, and EquiPower Resources and Brayton Point Holdings assets.

B&W to supply supercritical coal-fired boiler, SCR to Vietnam power plant

01/20/2015

Babcock & Wilcox Co.’s (B&W, NYSE:BWC) subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc. (B&W PGG), will design and manufacture a supercritical coal-fired boiler and selective catalytic reduction system (SCR) for Vietnam's Duyen Hai 3 Extension power plant.

GOP leaning against job impact studies on energy law repeal

01/20/2015

The Republican-led Legislature is leaning against doing more analysis of how jobs in West Virginia would be affected by repealing a state alternative energy standard, GOP leadership said Monday.

Virginia governor looks at solar power development

01/19/2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said Jan. 16 that his administration is looking at public private partnerships to encourage solar energy development in and around state-owned property.

Surviving Great Lakes coal-fired ship gets new lease on life

01/19/2015

The 62-year-old SS Badger is the last coal-fired ferry operating in U.S. waters and is undergoing a makeover to meet the terms of a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate pollution from the disposal of coal ash.

Cap-and-trade plan would make top polluters pay

01/16/2015

The state's largest polluters would have to pay for their carbon pollution under companion bills introduced in the Legislature Friday.

W.Va. GOP kicks off work by focusing on energy act repeal

01/16/2015

West Virginia's Republican-led Legislature took first steps Thursday to repeal the state's renewable-energy standards, which power companies say won't cost more to meet, but coal interests have started to bemoan.

GE gas-fired turbines to power TVA coal replacement project

01/16/2015

GE (NYSE: GE) will supply two natural gas-fired turbine generators to help in the replacement of a coal-fired power plant in Tennessee.

State board OKs legislative attempt to fix plant's issues

01/15/2015

The state's Public Utilities Commission will pause its review of two key issues surrounding the state's largest utility until lawmakers try to forge a solution.

Weekly Coal Production report

01/15/2015

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended January 10, 2015.

Gov. Matt Mead: I will wage fight for Wyoming coal

01/15/2015

Gov. Matt Mead is pledging to keep fighting "with bulldog determination" for the future of Wyoming coal.

Unusual coalition seeks ballot measure to expand solar power

01/15/2015

Tea partiers, Libertarians, conservative Christians, Florida's largest retail association, and clean energy advocates announced Wednesday that they are joining a petition drive aimed at expanding the use of solar energy in Florida.

Top 10 most read articles from 2014

01/14/2015

We take a look back at the stories that you, the reader, read the most this year.

Inslee pushes for cap-and-trade proposal

01/14/2015

Gov. Jay Inslee says the state has a "moral obligation" to address carbon pollution.

Potential high court MATS victory could mean life extension for 48 GW of at-risk coal

01/12/2015

In the event that the U.S. Supreme Court throws out a key Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mercury rule, up to 48 GW of endangered coal-fired generation could stave off retirement, Bernstein Research suggested in a Jan. 12 analysis.

WildEarth Guardians appeals air permit for Deseret's Bonanza coal plant

01/12/2015

A permit for a Utah coal-fired power plant issued in December to Deseret Generation & Transmission Cooperative falls short of complying with federal air quality laws, said WildEarth Guardians, so it has appealed the permit to the U.S. Environmental Appeals Board.

State sues TVA over coal ash at Gallatin plant

01/08/2015

The state agency charged with protecting the environment is suing the Tennessee Valley Authority over its coal-burning power plant in Gallatin.

Energy Information Administration EIA Weekly Coal Production report

Weekly Coal Production Report

01/08/2015

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended January 3, 2015.

EPA delays carbon rule to allow states to comply

01/07/2015

During a press conference on Jan. 7, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation Janet McCabe said the agency will delay a final rule to control carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new coal-fired power plants.

Californians on way to state's new energy goals

01/07/2015

Clean-energy programs initiated by Gov. Jerry Brown and governors before him have California already well on its way to meeting his new goals for reducing the use of climate-changing fossil fuels, industry experts and state officials said Tuesday.

Mergers, EPA carbon plan generated much attention during 2014

01/06/2015

Mergers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, cheap natural gas and the polar vortex were among the most noteworthy generation stories of 2014.

Longview Power asks for more time to file bankruptcy reorganization plan

01/06/2015

Longview Power and related coal-producing companies on Dec. 31 asked their bankruptcy court to further extend their exclusive right to file a chapter 11 plan through and including Feb. 28, 2015, and to solicit votes in support of that plan out through April 30, 2015.

Westar, KCP&L to seek rate increases in 2015

01/06/2015

Westar Energy and Kansas City Power & Light will both ask for rate increases for 2015 to recover some of the costs of environmental upgrades at the LaCygne power plant.

West Virginia panel OKs $550M coal-fired power plant deal

01/06/2015

State utility regulators have approved the $550 million transfer of an American Electric Power coal-fired power plant by a subsidiary.

Regulators weigh proposal to close part of New Mexico plant

01/06/2015

New Mexico regulators began taking testimony Monday on a plan that calls for shutting down part of an aging coal-fired power plant that provides electricity to more than 2 million people in the Southwest.