SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

August 05, 2008 06:30 ET

Healthy Spending Expected at Coal-Fired Power Plants During 2009, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Over the past several years, multiple power producers have announced plans to move forward with construction of a plethora of coal-fired generating units. At the peak of activity, well over 200 new coal-fired generating units were announced. Coal-fired power plants continue to generate a great deal of the energy consumed in North America, especially in the United States, and according to long-range projections, this is not expected to change in the near future. In fact, coal supplies approximately 49% of the electricity generated in the United States. The Department of Energy estimates that by 2030, our dependency on coal will increase to a point that 54% of our electricity will be supplied by this fuel source. Regardless of how much new coal-fired generation moves forward, we must not overlook the fact that capital and maintenance spending in existing plants remains strong.

Industrial Info's North America Coal-Fired Power Generating Plants Wall Map - 7th Edition identifies company names, plant locations, number of units, capacities, as well as capital and maintenance spending plans of more than 600 coal-fired generating plants in North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico), including industrial plants with coal-fired cogeneration capacity. Charts analyze state ranking by design capacity and coal-fired generating capacity unit addition development.

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