More Power Plant Emissions News

Carbon capture, conversion pilot project opening in Texas

10/24/2014

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Skyonic Corp. marked the opening of a project demonstration for converting carbon dioxide into commercial products.

Video: Gemma Power Systems completes ETEC’s 49 MW biomass power project ahead of schedule

10/23/2014

Gemma Power Systems, LLC (GPS) has completed the construction of Texas Electric Cooperative (ETEC)’s 49.9-MW Woodville Renewable Power Project, a biomass facility, three months ahead of schedule.

U.S. CO2 emissions drop in past five of eight years, EIA says

10/23/2014

Emissions reductions in the electric power sector lead a decline in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in five of the past eight years, according to analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Michigan electric co-op planning natural gas-fired power plant

10/23/2014

Wolverine Power Cooperative announced plans to develop the Alpine natural gas-fueled power plant in Michigan.

Tecogen supplies emission retrofit system to natural gas generator in California

10/22/2014

Tecogen Inc. has entered into a contract to supply its emissions retrofit system, Ultra, for a natural gas emergency generator.

MHPS completes combustion test facility for boilers

10/22/2014

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. finished construction of a combustion test facility for boilers used in thermal power applications.

GRDA to pay $296M to construct combined-cycle plant in Oklahoma

10/21/2014

Northeast Oklahoma's Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) directors reached an agreement, on Monday, to pay a $296.9 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 495-MW combined-cycle power plant near Chouteau, Oklahoma.

NETL Research Zeroes in on Improving Chemical Looping Technology

10/21/2014

Researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) are closing in on key improvements to an evolving energy technology known as Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC). Learn how NETL is making CLC even more efficient and economical.

316(b): A New Technical and Implementation Challenge for Power Plants

10/21/2014

After a decades-old legal battle between utilities and environmental groups, power plants are moving forward with plans to comply with the 316(b) rule. Researchers at the Electric Power Research Institute examine the new rule.

Bolstering Coal-Fired Plant Economics

10/21/2014

The economics of power generation with fossil fuels, in particular the viability of U.S. coal-fired plants, are profoundly affected by factors such as capital cost, operation and maintenance cost, fuel price, labor cost, and especially the present and potential future regulations governing control of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

EPA Proposal Problematic

10/21/2014

Like death and taxes, there are certain inescapable realities of operating a power plant.

Energy storage mandate creates mega market for storage solutions

10/21/2014

Storing electricity on a large scale has long been pursued by electric utilities in hopes of using the power to cover periods of peak demand.  

New water treatment system at Fukushima projected to increase capacity, cut radioactive waste by 90 percent

10/21/2014

A new high-performance water treatment system has begun testing at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, and is expected to boost water treatment capacity by 500 tons a day while reducing its radioactive waste output by 90 percent, according to a release from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO).

S&C energy storage system to provide support for PJM

10/21/2014

S&C Electric Co. deployed six 25-kW PureWave energy storage systems at its global headquarters in Chicago.

EPA gathering information on proposed power plant rules

10/21/2014

As the Dec. 1 deadline for the comment period on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan approaches, the agency continues to gather information on the proposal, Sarah Dunham, director, Office of Atmospheric Programs with the EPA said on Oct. 14.

Dominion could spend $6bn on CO2 compliance in Virginia

10/20/2014

Staff at the Virginia agency charged with regulating electric utilities has found plenty to dislike in a federal plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Colorado Springs eyes heavy 2015 spending on coal emissions controls

10/20/2014

Colorado Springs Utilities has proposed a 2015 budget that includes heavy spending for new air emissions controls for its coal-fired Nixon and Drake power plants.

A Look Back: The 2013 Projects of the Year Award Winners

10/20/2014

PowerSecure lands $25M for energy efficiency, distributed generation projects

10/15/2014

PowerSecure International Inc. (NYSE: POWR) has been awarded a total of $25 million for distributed generation, utility infrastructure and energy efficiency projects.

Some states fear ‘2020 cliff’ under EPA Clean Power Plan

10/15/2014

While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan seeks to have states cut power sector CO2 emissions 30% by 2030, most reductions must be realized well before then, officials from Michigan and Kentucky said Oct. 14.