Future of South Carolina coal plant up in the air

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Post and Courier:The smokestacks of the coal-fired power plant reign over vast Lake Moultrie — by far the tallest thing in sight. Some have called the stacks the symbol of Santee Cooper country, named for the utility that runs the plant and the lake. Company executives like to tout it as their flagship.But Santee Cooper could well be on the chopping block, as state leaders mull its sale. And the Cross Generating Station, the largest coal-burning power source left in South Carolina, would likely be one of the next uncertainties — based on what its officials and other companies plan.It could be “repowered” as a natural gas-burning plant. It could be shuttered. “I suppose it’s unquestioned that coal is the past and not the future,” Charlie Condon, the Santee Cooper board chairman, said. The board has put off making an assessment “whether to shutter the plant or not, go to natural gas or something else” until the Legislature decides about selling the company, he said.Whether burning natural gas is cheaper than coal is a debated question. Usually it is cheaper. But sometimes economics can vary if there’s a large enough demand-spike for gas, such as during extreme cold weather, according to plant manager Don Cribb and others familiar with the market.An analysis by Pacolet-Milliken, one of the bidders for Santee Cooper, contradicts that. It says the cost of burning coal at the plant is $114 million per year above market cost, or what the electricity would cost buying it off the grid. The Pacolet-Milliken analysis concludes advocating “repowering” the Cross plant as well as Santee Cooper’s Winyah plant with natural gas, along with buying smaller natural gas and hydroelectric plants.More: Uncertainty in the air for workers at SC’s largest coal burning power plant Future of South Carolina coal plant up in the airlast_img read more


Bosna Sema became the Champion of the Cantonal League Sarajevo 2014/15

first_imgIn the organization of the Football Alliance of Sarajevo Canton (FSKS), the final game for the champion of the Cantonal League Sarajevo for the season 2014/15 between SASK Napredak and Bosna Sema was played at the City Stadium in Ilijas.In a very dynamic, fair and correct game, Bosna Sema deservedly won with 2:0 and thus won the title of the champion of Cantonal League Sarajevo and placement to a higher rank of the competition.A cup to the vice champion, SASK Napredak and the captain Nihad Suljevic, was awarded by the vice president of FSKS, Suad Alibasic, while the cup to the champion Bosan Sema and the captain Elmedin Brankovic, was awarded by the president of the Football Alliance of B&H, Elvedin Begic, with wishes for better placement and as better as possible, presentation of FSKS in the highest rank of the competition.(Source: novovrijeme.ba)last_img read more