Coal-fired unit powers through world record run

Tennessee Valley Authority’s Paradise coal-fired power plant in Kentucky set a world record for the longest continuous run for its type.

Paradise Unit 2 beat out Unit 1’s world record for the longest continuous run for a sub-critical, cyclone-fired boiler at 255 days, eight hours and 50 minutes on Jan. 12. The run started May 1, 2012. During the run, Unit 2 generated 3,951,180 MW of power.

Unit 1 had held the record since 1993.

“This level of performance cannot be achieved without the proper oversight and critical decisions from our corporate partners, as well as site employees,” says Billy Sabin, Paradise assistant plant manager. “Countless hours making sure these units stay online means fixing the right things, prioritizing the right work and attention to detail when it comes to planning.”

Read more coal O&M news

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...