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Title: CCPI bears first fruit

Abstract

In 2002, the Bush administration launched the Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCCPI) in the hope that it would develop the missing technology piece of the cleaner energy puzzle. Four years and two rounds later, the US electric power industry is seeing the first usable clean coal technologies emerge before its eyes. This article describe progress on one of the eight selected projects in the initial phase of the CCPI - led by NeuCo Inc. and carried out at Dynegy's Baldwin Energy Complex in Illinois - to increase efficiency and reduce emissions of the station's three coal-fired units with plant optimization software. In year one, a combustion/post-combustion (SCR) optimization system called CombustOpt was installed on cyclone boilers of units 1 and 2. They were also retrofitted with NeuCo's PerformanceOpt system. The fuel technology piece is MainenanceOpt to determine root causes of problems affecting unit efficiency and capacity. 5 figs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20727575
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Power (New York); Journal Volume: 150; Journal Issue: 1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; USA; POWER GENERATION; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; COAL; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; US DOE; COMBUSTION; OPTIMIZATION; NITROGEN OXIDES; CYCLONE COMBUSTORS; MAINTENANCE; PERFORMANCE; RETROFITTING; SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; REAL TIME SYSTEMS; M CODES; C CODES; P CODES

Citation Formats

Wicker, K. CCPI bears first fruit. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Wicker, K. CCPI bears first fruit. United States.
Wicker, K. Sun . "CCPI bears first fruit". United States. doi:.
@article{osti_20727575,
title = {CCPI bears first fruit},
author = {Wicker, K.},
abstractNote = {In 2002, the Bush administration launched the Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCCPI) in the hope that it would develop the missing technology piece of the cleaner energy puzzle. Four years and two rounds later, the US electric power industry is seeing the first usable clean coal technologies emerge before its eyes. This article describe progress on one of the eight selected projects in the initial phase of the CCPI - led by NeuCo Inc. and carried out at Dynegy's Baldwin Energy Complex in Illinois - to increase efficiency and reduce emissions of the station's three coal-fired units with plant optimization software. In year one, a combustion/post-combustion (SCR) optimization system called CombustOpt was installed on cyclone boilers of units 1 and 2. They were also retrofitted with NeuCo's PerformanceOpt system. The fuel technology piece is MainenanceOpt to determine root causes of problems affecting unit efficiency and capacity. 5 figs.},
doi = {},
journal = {Power (New York)},
number = 1,
volume = 150,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}