The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been selected for a $2 million award from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and demonstrate an integrated management system to reduce boiler damage.
A fire broke out at the Obra thermal power site in Uttar Pradesh, India, leading to closure of 200 MW of output from the 800 MW site.
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) of the Philippines has announced that it will be converting all of its coal-fired facilities into biomass power plants using rice husks as feedstock.
China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) has acquired a 10 per cent stake by investing $3.9 million in Hub Power Companys (Hubco) subsidiary Thar Energy Limited (TEL), one of Pakistan’s first domestic coal-fired power projects at Thar coal block II.
GE Power has announced that NTPC and Tata Chemicals has selected its low NOx firing system to upgrade two coal-fired boilers in India.
Officials have announced that the 700 MW Okalunion coal-fired plant in Vernon, Texas, USA will be retired in 2020, citing a failure to compete in the energy market.
Marubeni has announced plans to halve its coal-fired power generating capacity and that it will stop investing in new coal-fired power plants.
The German utility RWE said that it opposes plans to end coal-fired power generation in the country by 2035.
The Supreme Court of India has been informed that National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) have been directed by the Indian Government to comply with emission standards for sulphur oxide and particulate matter by the end of 2021.
First Energy, based in Ohio, USA, has announced the closure of three coal-fired power plants and one diesel oil-fired plant, but said that it could reverse its decision if the Trump Administration takes steps to offset the market environment.