Portugal’s Last Coal Power Plant Shuts Down, Fourth Country in Europe to Stop Burning Coal

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 21:49:22 +0000

The 628-MW Pego power station was shut down on Nov. 20, 10 days ahead of schedule, marking the end of coal-fired power generation in Portugal. The country joins Belgium, Austria, and Sweden, as the fourth European nation to discontinue the use of coal. “Portugal is the perfect example of how once a country commits to […]

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DTE Energy Will Close Belle River Coal Power Plant Two Years Early

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 17:09:19 +0000

Detroit-based DTE Energy said it will cease all coal use at its Belle River Power Plant no later than December 2028, at least two years earlier than the facility’s previously scheduled 2030 end date. The Belle River Power Plant comprises two electric generating units, each with a maximum gross design generating output of 697 MW. […]

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DTE Energy Will Close Belle River Coal Power Plant Two Years Early

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 17:09:19 +0000

Detroit-based DTE Energy said it will cease all coal use at its Belle River Power Plant no later than December 2028, at least two years earlier than the facility’s previously scheduled 2030 end date. The Belle River Power Plant comprises two electric generating units, each with a maximum gross design generating output of 697 MW. […]

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Coal-Fired Power Station Provides Natural Ecological Environment for Fireflies and Birds

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:17:41 +0000

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In the 1980s, Taiwan’s economy grew rapidly and its demand for electricity surged. New power plants were urgently needed. In order to reduce transportation costs of imported coal and to promote economic

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After Long History, Paradise Coal Plant Ceases Operation

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 14:58:22 +0000

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The generator breaker for Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) Paradise Unit 3 was opened on Feb. 1, removing the coal-fired power plant from service for the final time after 50 years of operation. Notably, TVA retiree Jim Chappell performed the task. Chappell was the electrical control wing operator who originally placed Unit 3 in service. The […]

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Removing Asbestos and Regulated Materials Key to Power Plant Decommissioning

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000

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Retiring and decommissioning coal power plants is becoming a more-frequent occurrence around the world. The job comes with many challenges, but projects in the U.S. and UK have proven that remediation and

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Clean Air Program Makes Shawnee Power Plant a Winner

Emissions standards have changed a lot since the Shawnee Fossil Plant entered service during President Eisenhower’s second term in office, but the Tennessee Valley Authority has done its part to help the

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