SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

September 07, 2010 05:00 ET

U.S. Coal-Fired Power Plant Projects Exceeding $20 Billion for 2011, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - September 7, 2010) -  Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Remember the old Timex watch commercials? "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking." That mantra could be easily used to describe the North America coal-fired power generation industry. The industry has responded to unswerving environmental legislation and regulation, resulting in billions of dollars of power plant environmental retrofits in recent years mandated to fight NOx, SOx, particulates, and now mercury and CO2. All the while, coal-fired power plants continue to supply 50% of the nation's electricity at relatively inexpensive prices.

While about 9,200 megawatts of replacement coal-fired capacity is under construction in the U.S., new coal-fired unit development has come to a standstill in 2010. However, there are opportunities for equipment and aftermarket service providers, on more than 350 maintenance and capital projects scheduled to begin construction in 2011. These projects total more than $20 billion.

Industrial Info analyzes these projects in the newly released North American Coal-Fired Power Generating Wall Map -- 9th Edition.

The 70"x42" wall map comes laminated and printed on a high-resolution inkjet printer, and provides a detailed analysis of 519 operational coal-fired power plants, 14 plants under construction and 18 plants under development. The featured spending analysis provides an overview of more than 350 active projects valued at $1 million and greater that are scheduled to begin construction in 2011.

In addition to utility-owned coal-fired generation, the map identifies 143 industrial plants with on-site coal-fired generation capability, otherwise known as Industrial Energy Producers (IEP), providing information on 333 generating units that represent more than 6,100 MW of combined capacity.

A must-have for the sales, marketing, contractors and engineering professionals who provide services, equipment and parts for coal-fired power plants, get a grip on the coal-fired power generating industry with Industrial Info's North American Coal-Fired Power Generating Wall Map -- 9th Edition.

Industrial Info Resources (IIR) is the leading provider of global market intelligence specializing in the industrial process, heavy manufacturing and energy markets. IIR's quality-assurance philosophy, the Living Forward Reporting Principle™, provides up-to-the-minute intelligence on what's happening now, while constantly keeping track of future opportunities. For more information send inquiries to powergroup@industrialinfo.com or visit us online at www.industrialinfo.com

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