Coal is still vital for power generation worldwide

Coal Power Plant

In recent years, the established capacity factor and capacity of US coal fleets has been declining. The main reason for the decline is the economic capacity caused by the low cost of natural gas and the cost of compliance with different environmental standards for coal generators. Both types of natural gas have a competitive advantage […]

Navajo Generating Station is preparing its new birth soon

Navajo power Station

Notorious coal-fired Navajo Generating Station shut its doors, when a massive renewable energy project jumps in to take its place. We’re talking about the proposed Navajo Energy Storage Station in Arizona, and it’s not just any old renewable energy project. It’s a 10-hour, 2,200 megawatt system, which puts it in the long duration storage category, […]

Decommission of Coal Power Plants is become critical due to Removing Asbestos and other Regulated Materials

old coal power plants

The US coal industry is facing fierce competition from renewable energy and natural gas. Statistics will only increase awareness of the industry’s decline. For example, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that U.S. Electric Power has phased out more than 546 coal-fired units, approximately 102 GW, between 2010 and the first quarter of 2019, and […]

Improve Furnace Reducing Atmosphere Using Fuel Air Ratio Control

Improve Furnace Reducing Atmosphere Using Fuel/Air Ratio Control By Bill Kirkenir and Dave Earley The Asheville Plant, owned by Progress Energy, consists of four units that produce 700 MW near Arden, North Carolina (Figure 1). Unit 2 is a Babcock & Wilcox front-fired reheat boiler with a maximum continuous rating (MCR) steam flow of 1,378 […]