Global competition and new information technologies are at the center of the U.S. power generation industry of the 1990s. Costs are falling, schedules are being compressed, and productivity is climbing. That was the message from Robert Ruisch, Black & Veatch managing partner in charge of the energy group, at the recent POWER-GEN Americas meeting in Orlando, Fla.
At a power plant on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake in upstate New York, New York State Electric & Gas Corp. (NYSEG) has finished building and is now operating an advanced clean coal system that represents a first for the United States and a milestone for the nation?s coal-burning utilities. The system?s state-of-the-art technologies show how this country can use its vast coal reserves while reducing the fuel?s impact on the environment.
South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) has encountered problems with riverbank erosion and ash pond pH control at its Wateree Station, near Eastover, S.C.
According to an analysis by Utility Data Institute (UDI), coal-fired power plants west of the Mississippi River burning low-sulfur coal are the least-cost producers of electricity in the United States. The U.S. Steam-Electric Plants: Five-Year Production Costs 1989-1993 confirmed the data for 707 power plants producing 85 percent of U.S. electric utility output. The report details $267 billion in expenses incurred for operations, maintenance and fuel during the last five years by 402 coal-fired
Cemtech L.P. is manufacturing a fuel from waste paper, paper sludges and other selected fibers that is both cleaner and cheaper than coal. The fuel, in use in Virginia and Wisconsin, is trademarked as FiberTherm and has approximately 7,500 Btus per pound.
Penelec is making use of lessons learned during extended arctic weather in January 1994. The company began an immediate review of operations after rotating power outages were implemented on Jan. 19, 1994, by all of the companies in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland (PJM) system power pool, which includes most of the five surrounding states and the District of Columbia.
Members of a North Carolina church will move into their expanded church facility sooner than expected. An arrangement to provide much needed low cost landfill material made the project possible thanks to a cooperative effort of the New Covenant United Methodist Church?s building committee, Duke Power Co., and contractor Trans-Ash of Cincinnati, Ohio.
TVA adds 25 years to its scrubber sludge storage capacity. Used in another industry, but unproved for sludge storage, a new system was successfully adapted
The least-cost producers of electricity in the United States over the five-year period 1989 to 1993 are coal-fired power plants west of the Mississippi River burning low-sulfur coal. These data are confirmed in a recent analysis of production expenses for 707 power plants producing 85 percent of U.S. electric utility output by the Utility Data Institute (UDI).
Thielsch Engineering Inc., under the sponsorship of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, presents a number of three-day seminars. The seminars cover equipment, systems and components in fossil fuel and nuclear power plants.