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Technology Focus: Crosscutting Research; Sensors and Controls;

Perspective on the U.S. Coal Industry 2015

Date: 2/26/2015
Contact: Gavin Pickenpaugh

This presentation provides an overview of the coal industry, focusing on the United States, but within a global context. Areas covered include coal prices, consumption, production, imports, exports, reserves, productivity measures, and more. Juxtapositions between the U.S. and other countries' coal industries are provided. In addition to providing a current snapshot of the U.S. coal industry, this work portrays both historical and projected aspects of the coal industry.

Advanced Sensors and Controls - Techno-Economic Analysis for Existing Coal Generating Units

Date: 3/8/2013
Contact: Charles Zelek

NETL collected data from previous coal-fired power plant sensors and controls projects and used this data to establish cost and performance ranges to determine the economic opportunity for future advanced sensors and controls retrofits. Unit-level economic analyses were performed on coal-fired power plants in the U.S. by calculating the net present value (NPV) of cash flows that occur after the installation of new advanced sensors and controls technologies in 2020. The results indicate that all 863 coal-fired units in the U.S. would meet a 24-month payback requirement under the assumption that availability and heat rate would improve consistent with prior sensors and controls projects.

Potential Impact of Improved Sensors, Controls on Coal-Fired Power Plant Forced Outages

Date: 7/7/2011
Contact: Charles Zelek

An examination of the potential economic impact of improvements in unit availability (reduction in unplanned outages) due to advances in sensors and controls technology.