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Bolstering Coal-Fired Plant Economics


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.

A Low-Cost Pollutant Control Solution: Installing a DSI System at a Midwest Utility


New regulations have restored interest in DSI as a low capital-cost, multi-pollutant control solution. Learn about the installation of a new DSI system at a coal-fired station in the Midwest.

Reducing Nox Emissions From The San Juan Generating Station


Public Service of New Mexico and Sargent & Lundy provide a detailed look at the work being performed on two coal-fired units at the San Juan Generating Station.

Heat Trace Cable


Collection of new products for the power generation markets.

America's Best Coal Plants


Which U.S. coal plants have the lowest emission rates and which plants boast the best heat rates? Find out in this article about America's cleanest coal-fired power plants.

Additives Improve Mercury Removal, Reduce Corrosion


Mercury. Like the Roman god for which it is named, this toxic element can move swiftly once it has entered the environment, traveling up the food chain and negatively impacting plants, animals and humans alike.

Portable power tools


Collection of new products for the power generation markets.

Integrating Flue Gas Conditioning with More Effective Mercury Control


Activated carbon injection is one of the leading and most accepted technologies utilized for controlling and maintaining mercury emission levels required by the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). This article examines the challenges to achieve full MATS compliance.

An Intelligent System for Improved Water/Steam Chemistry Control and Plant Reliability


Learn about an intelligent system to provide automation for water/steam chemistry monitoring to help avoid a boiler tube failure that could have disastrous results in a power plant.

The Role Independent of Service Providers in WindTurbine O&M


The rapid increase of wind power projects in the U.S. has led to a growth in companies that provide services to wind farm owners, including independent service providers that work in tandem with OEMs.

Why Particulate Matters


Greenhouse gases (GHGs) may be the newest pollutant regulated by EPA, but since there are no National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for GHGs, a facility is much more likely to be affected by particulate matter restrictions.

Old Dog, New Tricks


Justice works out air deal with Virgin Islands power authority


The U.S. Justice Department is taking comment on a consent decree worked out with the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority over air emissions from the authority's oil-fired power plant.

Carbon capture technology company receives grant for pilot plant


Skyonic Corp., an Austin-based carbon-capture technology company, has been awarded a $500,000 CAD grant from the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC), an Alberta-based non-profit that provides funds to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

D.C. Circuit declines to throw out MACT rule because of costs


Court upholds EPA emission standards


A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

Clean Coal: Carbon capture pilot begins at Polk IGCC plant


The U.S. Department of Energy and Tampa Electric Company (TECO) (NYSE: TE) came together this week to celebrate the successful startup of a pilot project to demonstrate a warm gas cleanup carbon capture technology in a coal gasification unit at the Polk Power Plant Unit-1 in Tampa, Florida.

Endevco charge output accelerometer


Meggitt Sensing Systems has made available its Endevco model 2280, a hermetically sealed, triaxial, piezoelectric charge output accelerometer with high-temperature operation to 482 degrees C (900 degrees F).

Regulators: No interruption after utilities hacked


Electric, natural gas and major water companies and regional distribution systems in Connecticut have been penetrated by hackers and other cyber attackers, but defenses have prevented interruption, state utility regulators said Monday in their first report on cyber security.

GP Strategies to install monitoring solutions at combined cycle power plants


Panda Power Funds selected GP Strategies Corp. (NYSE: GPX) to provide instructor-led training and GPiLEARN™ web-based training at three of its Texas natural gas power plants. GP Strategies' EtaPRO™ technology was also chosen to monitor the plants.