Tag Archives for generation
US power grid pushed to the limit
Steve Goreham’s recent article on theHill.com will be an eye-opener for those not familiar with the pressures being placed on our electrical grid. Last winter, bitterly cold weather placed massive stress on the U.S. electrical system―and the system almost broke. … Continue reading
GenerationHub: Firm reports surge in January 2013 coal-fired generation
Admin note: This article looks at the recent (and significant) jump in coal-fueled generation. It was originally published on GenerationHub.com and is reprinted with permission. By Wayne Barber 02/12/2013 Nationally, coal-fired generation was up 8.9% in January 2013 compared to January 2012 … Continue reading
Illinois coal plant closures will cause rates to spike
This Chicago Tribune article is joining in the growing chorus of media outlets that are finally reporting on the expected economic impacts of strict new environmental regulations. Illinois residents will soon be encountering electricity rate increases of as much as … Continue reading
Coal makes up lost ground in 2010
A recent energybiz.com article describes the energy industry’s year in 2010. Short version, coal boomed and renewables had serious setbacks. 2010 numbers turned 2009 numbers on their head. The inability of Congress to determine a credible and workable energy policy … Continue reading
2009 reports indicate massive drop in power generation
EIA is reporting that total generation in 2009 was down by over 4%, dropping to 2003 levels. Additionally, the reduction is noted as the largest decline in generation suffered in over sixty years. As expected, the primary reason for the … Continue reading
Coal vs. wind?
Many people believe that the coal industry is necessarily opposed to the development of wind-based energy. But nothing could be farther from the truth. I was reminded of this issue while attending the Western Business Roundtable’s 2010 Summit of the … Continue reading
Coal Plant Cancellations: Janet Gellici in Power Engineering magazine
Janet Gellici, American Coal Council CEO was recently published in Power Engineering magazine. In her article, Janet considers the notion that now is not the time to panic over the recent spate of coal plant cancellations. (If, however, we continue to demand more and more inexpensive electricty without allowing for upgrades and new construction of generation and transmission capacity, that time could come soon enough.)
The full text of the article is included below. You can also access the article through the Power Engineering Magazine website.