31 Dec
2020

Power Company Announces Unexpected Shutdown by Early 2018 of Two More Texas Coal-Fired Plants

first_imgPower Company Announces Unexpected Shutdown by Early 2018 of Two More Texas Coal-Fired Plants FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Power Magazine:Vistra Energy moved to halt a financial hemorrhage stemming from unprofitable conditions in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), announcing plans to shutter two more coal-fired power plants—the 1.1-GW Sandow Power Plant (which includes a 2009-built unit) and the 1.2-GW Big Brown plant—in early 2018.The company’s decision made public on October 13 comes on the heels of an announcement last week by Vistra Energy subsidiary Luminary to shutter its 1.9-GW coal-fired Monticello plant in Titus County.Vistra Energy said the coal plant closures are necessary because they are “economically challenged in the competitive ERCOT market.” Specifically, it said, “Sustained low wholesale power prices, an oversupplied renewable generation market, and low natural gas prices, along with other factors, have contributed to this decision.”“This announcement is a difficult one to make,” said Vistra Energy President and CEO Curt Morgan. “It is never easy to announce an action that has a significant impact on our people. Though the long-term economic viability of these plants has been in question for some time, our year-long analysis indicates this announcement is now necessary.”The Sandow plant in Bastrop County, central Texas, has two units, one built in 1981, and the other in 2009. The Big Brown plant in Freestone County also has two units that were brought online between 1971 and 1972.  Sandow and Big Brown are fired with lignite, though Big Brown supplements with Powder River Basin coal.In September 2009, Luminant completed the 581-MW Sandow 5 unit in Milam County, Texas—the first new coal unit build in Texas in 17 years. It uses circulating fluidized bed technology and burns Texas lignite coal. In September 2009, Luminant completed the 581-MW Sandow 5 unit in Bastrop County, Texas—the first new coal unit built in Texas in 17 years. It uses circulating fluidized bed technology and burns Texas lignite coal.Vistra also said it entered into a contract agreement with Alcoa to terminate a long-standing power and mining agreement for the Sandow site. Alcoa will make a one-time payment to Luminant. The Three Oaks Mine in Bastrop County, which supports Sandow, will also close.More: Vistra Closing Two More Giant Uneconomic Coal Plants in Texaslast_img read more

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26 Sep
2020

England captain Harry Kane vows: ‘I’ll be at Euros’

first_imgThe striker has been sidelined since New Year’s Day with a torn hamstring tendon, which required surgery.But Kane is ahead of schedule in his recovery and Spurs manager Jose Mourinho has said he could be fit for the final “three, four or five” matches of the season.In an interview with the Evening Standard Magazine, Kane said: “In my head, I am definitely at the Euros.“Unless something pretty drastic happens between now and then, I’ll be there. I’m still not back training with the first team but I’m working hard in the gym, I’m getting stronger all the time.“We’re talking a few more weeks, and I’ll be playing again. I don’t want to make a prediction for which game I might be back, but I am hoping somewhere between the start and the middle of April.”Tottenham travel to Bournemouth on April 18 before the north London derby at home to Arsenal the following Sunday, their fourth-last league match of the season.They end the campaign with trips to Newcastle and Crystal Palace, either side of a visit from Leicester.Kane has recovered quickly from a string of injuries in recent seasons.While insisting that he would not be rushed back, Mourinho said last week that Kane was a player who “doesn’t accept protocols”.England captain Harry KaneRead Also: Wanyama joins MLS side Montreal Impact as designated player“Let’s see with Harry,” he said. “He’s obviously a great professional and a fighter and he wants to be back as soon as possible. What’s ‘as soon as possible?’ I don’t know.”Euro 2020, which is scheduled to take place in 12 venues across the continent, kicks off on June 12.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 England captain Harry Kane is confident he will be fit for Euro 2020 and has targeted a Tottenham return early next month.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddonlast_img read more

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