With Perry’s backing, W.Va. power plant aims to prove ‘clean coal’ isn’t a myth Exclusive
With President Donald Trump touting "clean coal," managers of a relatively new power plant in West Virginia seek to be the archetype of what the term means.
Morgantown-area coal-fired plant is the most efficient in North America
The Exponent Telegram
The most efficient coal-fired power plant in North America is located in Maidsville, just outside of Morgantown. The Longview Power Plant, a $2.2 billion, 700-megawatt coal-fired power plant responsible for providing power to more than 700,000 homes, uses modern techniques that allows less coal to be burned at lower temperatures while still yielding more electrical power than conventional plants.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Visits Longview Power Plant to Discuss the Future of Clean Coal and Coal-Fired Electric Power Generation
Longview Power Press Release
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, along with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Congressman David McKinley (WV-1) visited the Longview Power plant on July 6, 2017 to discuss the future of clean coal and coal-fired electric power generation. Longview Power is an example of a new generation of highly efficient and very low emissions clean coal power plants. The plant is the most efficient, and one of the cleanest, coal-fired power plants in the United States.
Speakers discuss issues affecting coal industry at W.Va. Coal Forum
Speakers at Thursday’s Coal Forum discussing a WVU study predicting a continued longterm decline in the state’s coal industry, the possibility of converting coal into transport fuels and updates on coal-fired power from power plants.
The Future of Coal-Based Generation
"Longview should be the future of coal in this country," Keffer said. "These plants are relatively low cost, highly efficient, and highly reliable with very low emissions."