Title: Technical Workshop Report: Improving the Thermal Efficiency of Coal-Fired Power Plants in the United States
Publication Number: DOE/NETL-2010/1410
Publication Date: 03/2010
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Chris Nichols
Program/Technology: Climate Change
Author: Ross Brindle
Jack Eisenhauer

NETL hosted an industry workshop on February 25-26, 2010, in Baltimore, MD to identify opportunities to improve coal-fired power plant efficiency. The workshop built on a previous meeting held on July 15-16, 2009, in Chicago, IL, and brought together 53 leading industry experts, utility owners and operators, equipment vendors, energy consultants, power industry associations, and research organizations to: (1) explore technical opportunities to improve the thermal efficiency of existing coal-fired power plants; (2) identify the barriers and challenges that inhibit implementation of these opportunities; and (3) identify specific initiatives that can substantially increase efficiency across the fleet.

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