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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.

Tritium leak reported at nuclear plant in northern Alabama

01/12/2015

A newspaper reports that radioactive water leaked from a tank at an Alabama nuclear plant, releasing tritium into the environment.

Indiana Michigan nears permit for Rockport Unit 1 SCR project

01/05/2015

The Indiana Office of Air Quality (OAQ) is taking comment until Jan. 31 on a draft air permit revision allowing the Indiana Michigan Power unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) to install a new air emissions control on one of the two, 1,300-MW units at the coal-fired Rockport plant.

PGE’s Port Westward Unit 2 plant goes online

01/05/2015

Portland General Electric Company (PGE) announced last Friday that its Port Westward Unit 2 plant went into service Dec. 30 of last year. The 220-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired plant, located near Clatskanie, Ore., is highly efficient and designed for maximum flexibility in order to meet real-time fluctuations and integrate renewable resources.

UMaine in business of certifying turbine blades

12/30/2014

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine has tested its largest wind turbine blade to date.

UMaine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center completed static strength testing this month of a 184-foot-long wind turbine blade built in North America for a Spanish company.

Using Predictive Analytics to Minimize Risk Associated with Aging Assets

11/25/2014

It's no secret that an aging asset infrastructure is of major concern to power generation companies.

Remote Vibration Monitoring Keeps Power Plants Running at Full Capacity

11/25/2014

You can get the monitoring and analysis you need without requiring your equipment specialist to be on-site at the plant.

MATS Compliance: The Countdown to 2015

11/25/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule has been in place for new coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs) since 2012, but the regulation has yet to take effect for existing units.

Hydro-Optic UV Technology for Boiler Feed Water Dechlorination

11/25/2014

Coal-fired steam generation power applications typically use reverse osmosis (RO) technology to provide high purity feed water for the boiler and steam cycle.

A Tailor-Made Fit

11/25/2014

In June 2014, the Supreme Court ruled on EPA's Tailoring Rule, resulting in partial victories for all sides. EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHG) was upheld, while industry got a small, but important, concession.

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.

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.

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

09/19/2014

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

08/21/2014

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

07/17/2014

Collection of new products for the power generation markets.

Successful Coal Ash Pond Management

07/17/2014

Under new rules from the EPA, coal-fired plants in the U.S. will be forced to close their coal-ash storage ponds. What are the best strategies and options for handling the closure of coal-ash storage ponds?

America's Best Coal Plants

07/17/2014

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

07/17/2014

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

06/17/2014

Collection of new products for the power generation markets.

Florida Power Supplier Uses Dust Management to Improve Safety, Reduce Maintenance

06/17/2014

A Florida utility was looking for a better way to minimize coal dust at a power station in central Florida. Learn more about the utility's experience in this contributed article on coal dust suppression.