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Working with power-producing equipment — whether coal, natural gas, hydro, nuclear, wind, or solar — leaves no room for error, as even a small mistake can lead to injury or death. People who work at power generation facilities must be constantly mindful of their surroundings to avoid injury.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced two proposed regulations, one of which applies to the management of coal combustion residuals from electric utilities and one that revises a portion of the regulations affecting wastewater management from steam electric power plants. There will be a 60-day comment period for both proposals after publication in the Federal Register.
Recent forecasts from the U.S. Energy Information Administration show that natural gas continues to gain ground against coal. Higher-than-normal temperatures and relatively low natural gas prices are contributing to increased gas consumption by electric generators.
Integrated resource planning might sound wonky to customers, and engineers and utility staff involved know that the multiyear process is a cumbersome endeavor. Yet it is critical that public power utilities include a variety of customer perspectives in the IRP process to make sure that the community
The public power utility serving San Antonio, Texas, launched the next phase of its plan for a flexible generation portfolio over the next 20 years, which includes adding solar, storage, and natural gas.
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The Public Power Statistical Report is the central source for American Public Power Association members to find data from the Association and state and federal agencies that detail key aspects of public power and the electric utility industry. The report includes: Generating capacity and generation
Saying the plant is no longer economic in an evolving California energy market, a unit of General Electric is seeking to decommission and demolish a 750-megawatt power plant in California, according to a regulatory filing.
The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on Feb. 21 announced plans to cease operation of two electric generating units at its Quindaro Power Station in late 2019.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in late December issued a proposed revised supplemental cost finding for the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, or MATS, rule as well as the Clean Air Act required risk and technology review.