Tag: coal plant

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Judge says laws propping up Montana coal plant are illegal

October 10, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

A U.S. magistrate judge has declared unconstitutional two Montana laws that sought to prevent the closure of a coal-fired power plant by subjecting its out-of-state owners to steep fines if they wouldn’t pay long-term maintenance and operating costs. U.S. Magistrate […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Coal Plant Site Unveiled for 500-MW Natrium Advanced Nuclear Pilot

November 17, 2021

Via: PowerMag

A site at PacifiCorp’s retiring 600-MW coal and gas–fired Naughton Power Plant in Kemmerer, Wyoming, will house the Natrium demonstration, a pioneering commercial-scale 500-MW project that will pair a 345-MW sodium-cooled fast reactor with a molten salt-based energy storage system. […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Colorado Utility Will Close Coal Plant 16 Years Early

June 16, 2020

Via: PowerMag

A Colorado-based electric utility owned by the four communities it serves announced it will close its remaining coal-fired plant by the end of the decade, a facility that had a planned retirement date of 2046. The Platte River Power Authority […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Electric utilities quietly praise EPA coal plant emissions rule

November 2, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Comments filed on the EPA’s proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule this week demonstrate how the utility industry is quietly fighting against pollution regulations on coal plants even as it transitions to a heavier reliance on natural gas and renewables. […]