Expect more analysis – more scenarios, more detail – as state compliance plans become better known.
Industry wins exemption for ‘beneficial use’ but faces tighter rules on impoundments and landfills.
State PUCs take on EPA and its Clean Power Plan.
A hedging strategy for sec. 111(d).
GE received an order from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to supply two high-efficiency 7HA.02 gas turbine generators for the new combined-cycle Allen plant. The new plant will replace three coal-fired units that are being retired as TVA works toward a December 2018 deadline from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce coal emissions. The TVA Allen plant will have the capacity to generate 1,000 MW of power in combined-cycle mode, the equivalent power that would be needed to supply 1 million U.S. homes.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and DuPont partnered to generate power and steam at TVA's Johnsonville site in Humphreys County, Tenn. The two companies recently agreed on a plan to convert an existing, limited-use combustion turbine at Johnsonville into a highly efficient combined heat and power, or CHP, plant. With TVA retiring the last four coal-fired units at Johnsonville by the end of 2017 under its clean-air agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, a new steam source had to be found.
EPA’s rule said to favor repurposing and recycling – over landfills or disposal ponds.
Many in business back EPA, but the new Congress has yet to weigh in.
Diversifying Utility Regulation: State regulators voice opinions as mixed as the nation’s geography.
Regulatory and environmental challenges for power plant conversions under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.