More Air Pollution Control News, Equipment & Services

EPA unveils SO2 scrubber-reliant haze plan for Texas

12/15/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new regional haze SO2 reduction requirements for Texas based on a series of presumed scrubber installations and scrubber upgrades on 14 coal-fired power plant units.

National Grid joins proposal for 300-mile cable in Maine

12/10/2014

Utility giant National Grid is partnering with a company that specializes in underwater cable projects in an alliance seeking to build a 300-mile cable to bring Canadian hydropower and Maine wind power to Greater Boston to help meet the energy needs of power-hungry southern New England, the companies announced Tuesday.

Major U.S. Power Plants Awarded “Clean Coal” Honors

12/09/2014

Electric Power Company, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), was honored for leadership in deploying advanced technologies that deliver ultra-low emissions as part of Peabody Energy’s inaugural Advanced Energy for Life “Clean Coal Awards.”

U.S. Coal Losing Power Business Dominance but Not Going Away

12/09/2014

Coal’s long dominant role in U.S. power generation is steadily losing ground to natural gas, but coal isn’t going away anytime soon.

Duke Energy’s Hines Energy Complex Takes Attendees Behind the Scenes

12/09/2014

Mild weather and rain didn’t stop the more than 30 POWER-GEN International attendees from loading onto a bus headed to Duke Energy’s Hines Energy Complex, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour.

Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World announce Projects of the Year!

12/08/2014

Editors from Renewable Energy World and Power Engineering reviewed each nominee and selected the four winners based on the technology that was employed as well as the projects’ impact on the industry at large and on the communities in which they were installed.

Echogen Power Systems’ introduces waste heat recovery system during POWER-GEN International

12/07/2014

Echogen Power Systems, a producer of scalable sCO2 based heat-to-power systems, announced the commercial availability of its 7.3-MW EPS100 heat engine system as a turnkey solution during POWER-GEN International, the world’s largest exhibition designed to connect key suppliers and service providers with industry decision makers.

EPA proposes smog standards under Clean Air Act

11/26/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new smog, or ozone, standards under the Clean Air Act after recent scientific evidence showed harmful effects of ground-level smog.

Under Attack

11/25/2014

Power plants, pipelines, refineries, and even golf courses – regardless of the type of project you plan to construct, there is always a risk that someone, somewhere will oppose your idea or how you plan to construct it.

Range And Applicability Of Heat Rate Improvements

11/25/2014

A power plant's heat rate measures the input of heat energy into the plant, relative to the output of electrical energy from that plant.

Bagging Two Birds with One Economizer

11/25/2014

Sometimes power industry professionals get lucky when a solution developed for one complex challenge provides coincidental benefit for an unforeseen issue that arises in the future.

Clean Power Plan is a "Glorious Mess"

11/25/2014

We have learned a lot about the effects of the Environmental Protection Agency's controversial Clean Power Plan since it was first introduced back in June.

Hoosier Energy gets one-year MATS extension for Merom coal plant

11/24/2014

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management on Nov. 13 approved a final air permit covering a one-year extension, to April 2016, for Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative to comply at the Merom coal plant with the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).

Bechtel, Siemens, Panda Power Funds dedicate Sherman Power Project in Texas

11/20/2014

Panda Power Funds, Siemens (NYSE: SI) and Bechtel dedicated the 758-MW Panda Sherman Power Project in Sherman, Texas, two weeks ahead of schedule.

Alstom to provide heat recovery steam generators for two power plants in Texas

11/04/2014

Alstom has signed a contract worth approximately $100 million with Exelon Generation to supply four heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) for two new combined-cycle gas power plants in Texas, each equipped with two General Electric advanced, high-efficiency H-class gas turbines (Exelon Generation's Colorado Bend Generating Station in Wharton County and Wolf Hollow plant in Granbury).

KCP&L requests rate increase to cover upgrade costs at coal-fired power plant

11/03/2014

Great Plains Energy subsidiary, Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L), filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC) to increase base rates for electric service to about 270,000 of its 565,000 Missouri customers in the KCP&L Missouri service area.

Power4Georgians gets 18-month extension on coal plant air permit

10/29/2014

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division on Oct. 15 granted Power4Georgians LLC a break on an 850-MW, coal-fired power project, allowing the company an extra 18 months, until April 14, 2016, to begin project construction under a current air permit.

U.S. coal-fired power plants to use Cabot mercury control products

10/29/2014

Cabot Corp. (NYSE: CBT) signed two new contracts to provide activated carbon products to coal-fired plant customers in five U.S. states.

New emissions control equipment dramatically improves air quality at DTE Energy's Monroe Power Plant

10/28/2014

DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) has completed a project at the Monroe coal-fired power plant to reduce emissions and improve air quality in the region. DTE has invested nearly $2 billion since 2000 on environmental upgrades at the plant.

B&W receives $35M supply contract for boilers, equipment to University of Alaska

10/27/2014

The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (NYSE: BWC) announced that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc. (B&W PGG), has entered into a contract, worth more than $35 million, to design and manufacture two boilers, air quality control equipment, and a pulse jet fabric filter baghouse for particulate control, fuel feed system, boiler auxiliaries, dry sorbent injection system and structural steel, for a power plant owned by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.