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1.98-GW India coal-fired plant ready to enter operations by August

All three units of a massive new coal-fired power plant in India should be operational by the end of this month. Talwandi Sabo Power Ltd, part of Vedanta, announced that the three units totaling 1.98 GW will be fully operational in the Mansa District project. The company was waiting on some parts to rectify technical […]

Tennessee Valley Authority considers replacing coal with gas

The nation's largest public utility is looking at shutting down three of its five remaining coal-fired power plants, saying they are old and no longer practical.

CenterPoint Energy retiring Indiana coal-fired plant to build $323M gas-fired combustion turbine project

CenterPoint Energy will replace one of its retiring coal-fired plants with gas-fired combustion turbines in Indiana. The electric utility announced earlier this month that it is seeking Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approval for the project. CenterPoint considers this path forward as part of its long-term generation transition plan to reduce emissions and deliver a balanced […]

EIA: Increase in coal-fired power draws down power plant stockpiles

By Rod Walton, Power Engineering and POWERGEN Content Director Coal-fired power’s positive early 2021 upswing, however temporary, has been sustained enough to negatively impact its on-site supply. Higher gas prices, winter plant outages and other factors have led to a rise in coal-fired power generation, according to reports. The U.S. Energy Information Administration noted that […]

POWERGEN India July 15: Next-Gen Power Plants – Connected, Flexible & Sustainable

Virtual Conclave Broadcast date: Thursday, 15 July 2021 4:30 AM New York | 08h30 GMT | 09h30 London | 10h30 Amsterdam | 10h30 Johannesburg | 14h00 New Delhi | 16h30 Singapore | 18h30 Melbourne Transition to a decarbonized future led by renewable energies would require forward-thinking digital power generation solutions given conventional power remains and […]

CMS utility Consumers Energy accelerating Campbell coal-fired, Karn dual-fuel closures

Michigan-based utility Consumers Energy said it plans to cease coal-fired electricity generation within four years, well ahead of its original plan to end it by 2040. If approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission, Consumer Energy will speed up closure of three coal-fired units at the Campbell generating station near Holland, Mich. The retirements for […]

TVA hosting virtual event focused on coal-fired Kingston retirement & alternatives

The Tennessee Valley Authority will hold a virtual open house next week to discuss and hear comments on its study surrounding eventual closure of the 66-year-old Kingston coal-fired power plant. The event Thursday will focus on details of the environmental impact statement and alternatives for the future of Kingston. The plant along the Tennessee River […]

Xcel Energy revises IRP to include four gas-fired projects, keep nuclear

Xcel Energy, which has already proposed a plan to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, has altered its near-term resource proposal that includes new gas-fired generation and energy storage. Minneapolis-based Xcel’s integrated resource plan (IRP) is revised from the one presented to regulators last year. It promises that the utility will reduce carbon emissions 85 […]

NRG Energy closing four coal-fired plants in Illinois, Delaware

NRG Energy is retiring four of its coal-fired plant units next year as it shifts the power generation portfolio toward a 50-percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2025. During an Investor’s Day presentation, NRG Executive Vice President of Operations Chris Moser revealed that his company will close four plants within the PJM Interconnection market. The […]

Solar center planned near site of FPL’s retired Indiantown coal-fired CHP plant

Florida Power & Light is imploding its last coal-fired plant while also announcing that more renewables will be developed in its place. The utility plans to install a future solar energy center near the site of the Indiantown Cogeneration Plant, which was retired at the end of 2020. Indiantown’s 495-foot stack and coal chute were […]


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