HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- POWER magazine today officially announced its list of Top Coal-Fired Plants for 2014.
Camden Power Station, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
Described as "the largest return to service project in the world," the recommissioned Camden Power Station saved almost $9.5 billion compared to the cost of new power stations of equal size. It also provided electricity for a nation with precarious energy security much sooner than a new-build project.
Hitachinaka Thermal Power Station Unit 2, Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Industry-leading efficiency for a coal-fired plant would likely have made this a Top Plant Award winner in any year. Getting the unit built on time—despite massive earthquake and tsunami damage to the site during construction—solidified the case.
Mundra Thermal Power Plant, Mundra, India
This supercritical plant is frugal with fuel, water, and site acreage even though it's the world's largest single-location private sector thermal power station. It has also set an Indian power sector generation record.
Sesa Sterlite Captive Power Plant, Jharsuguda, Odisha, India
This captive power plant, which serves the grid and an adjacent power-hungry aluminum smelter, has some of the most advanced environmental controls in India and is the first coal-fired unit in the country to employ high-concentration slurry disposal of dry and bottom ash.
Trianel Coal Power Plant Lünen, North Rhine–Westphalia, Germany
Even as Germany continues its transition to higher levels of renewable generation, reliable baseload capacity is needed, and this plant, arguably the cleanest and most efficient hard coal–fired plant in Europe, is helping to fill that role.
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