Content Tagged As power_plant

3 years 5 months ago

Japan declares emergency at another nuclear plant

KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) - More than 180,000 people have been evacuated from the area around a Japanese nuclear plant where a partial meltdown may have occurred. Officials are offering limited and sometimes conflicting information. One official says the core in one reactor has partially melted, despite frantic efforts to...

3 years 5 months ago

An emergency at second nuclear plant declared in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's nuclear safety agency is reporting an emergency at a second reactor in the same complex where an explosion occurred earlier. The agency says the cooling system has now malfunctioned at the plant's Unit 3. The plant is one of two damaged in Friday's earthquake and tsunami.

3 years 10 months ago

Coal industry group challenges PUC

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado coal-industry group has asked two public utilities commissioners to recuse themselves from considering a plan by Xcel Energy to switch some power plants to run on natural gas instead of coal. A new state law required Xcel Energy to file a plan to cut...

3 years 10 months ago

Black Hills moving on power plant construction

Construction in underway on two new natural gas power plants near the Pueblo Memorial Airport. Black Hills Energy is spending more than $400 million to build the complex, which is located off of Pete Jimenez Parkway. On Tuesday, Pueblo County Commissioners approved an incentive agreement with the energy company. Black...

4 years 4 months ago

Noisy power plant turned off

Xcel Energy says the new unit at its coal-fired Comanche power plant in Pueblo is offline for minor repairs and won't be restarted until it is outfitted to reduce noise. Neighbors have complained of a high-pitched whine coming from the Comanche Generating Station's third unit, forcing some from their...

4 years 5 months ago

Disposal of coal ash a long haul

More than a year after a Tennessee coal ash spill created one of the worst environmental disasters of its kind in U.S. history, the problem is seeping into several other states. It began Dec. 22, 2008, when a retaining pond burst at a coal-burning power plant, spilling 5.4 million...

4 years 5 months ago

Xcel promises to cut pollution in Colorado

Xcel Energy is promising to cut air pollution over the next seven years. A deal announced Friday by Gov. Bill Ritter, the company and lawmakers will require Xcel to reduce pollutants by retiring or modifying Front Range coal-fired power plants by 2017. The power plants would be replaced by natural...

4 years 6 months ago

Humming noise traced to power plant

An incessant noise reported by residents in eastern Pueblo County has been traced to the Comanche Generation Station, located southeast of the city of Pueblo. The noise, best described as a "hum" is coming from the third and newest of the coal-fired electric generating facilities. A news release from...

4 years 10 months ago

Black Hills Corp. subsidiary to build CO plant

A utility subsidiary of Rapid City, S.D.-based Black Hills Corp. plans to build a 200 megawatt power plant in southeastern Colorado. Black Hills Colorado IPP will build the natural gas-fired plant and sell the electricity it generates to Black Hills Energy-Colorado Electric, a subsidiary of Black Hills Corp., through a...

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