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Title: Helping the utility compete and comply: Lessons learned lead to informed decision making for NO{sub x} emission reductions

Utilities are facing complex decisions regarding system compliance with emission regulations. Both Title I and Title IV of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) have requirements for additional reduction of nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) emissions. These regulations of the CAAA will be issued through various vessels such as State Implementation Plans (SIPs) and the mandates of the Northeast Ozone Transport Region (NOTR). Once implemented, NOTR regulations will likely require the reduction of NO{sub x} emissions to a level approximately 55 to 65 percent from baseline. As the rules for governing these environmental mandates are finalized, it is anticipated that utilities will be allowed a large amount of flexibility in determining appropriate control strategies for their systems. For example, intrastate and possibly even interstate trading (similar to the SO{sub 2} Acid Rain Program) of emission reduction will likely be allowed. Also, a {open_quotes}seasonal{close_quotes} approach to NO{sub x} emission controls is being considered since ozone nonattainment episodes normally take place during the summer months. Determining the optimum combination of these widely differing alternatives for system wide compliance is the crux of utilities` dilemmas.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
405437
Report Number(s):
CONF-951208--
TRN: 96:004298-0018
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Power-Gen America `95: power generation conference, Anaheim, CA (United States), 5-7 Dec 1995; Other Information: PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Power-Gen `95. Book II: Environmental issues. Volume 1 - regulations & environmental. Volume 2 - compliance & operational strategies. Volume 3 - environmental technologies; PB: 436 p.
Publisher:
PennWell Conferences & Exhibitions, Houston, TX (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; CLEAN AIR ACTS; COMPLIANCE; NITROGEN OXIDES; CONTROL; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; OPERATION; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS