- Healy Clean Coal Project
station_name=Healy Clean Coal Project
owner= Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA)
status= Shutdown in 2000, litigation pending
Clean coal technology
Healy Clean Coal Project is a
clean coal technologydemonstration program consisting of a coalfired electrical power stationlocated in Healy, Alaskain Denali Borough. The project was a demonstration of the TRWClean Coal Combustion System and the Babcock and Wilcox/Joy Spray Dryer Absorber (SDA) System designed to reduce oxides of nitrogen(NOX) and sulfur dioxide(SO2) emissions while burning a variety of coal types, including waste coal.
The project constructed a plant adjacent to GVEA's 25 MW coal plant Healy Unit 1. Construction occurred from 1995-1997 at a cost of around $300 million. The facility operated briefly following its construction as part of the demonstration program, but has been shut down since 2000 with litigation pending. The project is considered "complete" by the Department of Energy, but the fate of the plant's use for power production has yet to be determined.
According to Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) the facility cost around $300 million, with the
United States Department of Energycontributing $120 million, the Alaska Legislature contributing $25 million, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) contributing $150 million and both GVEA & Usibelli Coal Mine contributing $10 million in addition to in-kind contributions. [ [http://www.gvea.com/about/hccp/ Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) HCCP page] ]
Clean coal technology
* [http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/coalpower/cctc/cctdp/bibliography/demonstration/aepg/baepgac_healy.html US DOE Clean Coal Demonstrations - Healy Clean Coal Project]
* [http://www.gvea.com/about/hccp/ Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) HCCP page]
* [http://www.aidea.org/HealyCleanCoalProject.html Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) HCCP page]
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