TVA Board Votes to Retire Over 2,000 MW of Coal-fired Generation

LCG, February 14, 2019--The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board voted today to retire both the Paradise Unit 3 and Bull Run coal-fired power plants within the next few years. The closures will reduce the TVA fleet electric generating capacity by 2,031 MW.

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MHPS to Supply Three J Class Turbines for Power Project in Virginia

LCG, February 8, 2019--Balico, LLC and Gemma Power Systems selected Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPS) and its J Class turbines for the 1,600-MW Chickahominy Power Station project in Virginia. The combined cycle power plant will deliver power into the PJM regional transmission grid and is scheduled for completion in 2022.

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Duke Starts Emission Control Upgrade Project at Belews Creek Steam Station

LCG, May 25, 2005--Duke Power Company, the regulated utility owned by Duke Energy Corp., initiated construction last week to add scrubbers that will reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions at its Belews Creek Steam Station. The station is the largest coal-fired power plant in North Carolina and one of the ten largest coal plants in the country.

Duke is scheduled to complete the flue gas desulfurization (FGD) project, with an estimated cost of $500 million, in 2008. The new equipment is expected to reduce SO2 emissions by up to 95 percent, with significant reductions in mercury emissions as well. Early last year, Duke completed the installation of a $450 million project at Belews Creek designed to reduce nitrogen-oxide (NOx) emissions by as much as 85 percent.

In addition to upgrading existing plants, Duke Power is active in planning new capacity. Earlier this month, Duke Power filed plans with the North Carolina Utilities Commission regarding the potential addition of 2,200 MW of generating capacity adjacent to three existing power plants, with total costs of more than $2.3 billion.

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