Lower heating value
Life extension is achieved by maintaining or improving the operating status of an electric power plant within acceptable levels of availability and efficiency, beyond the originally anticipated retirement date.
Type of coal with a heating value of 4,000 to 8,300 Btu per pound, a carbon content of 25 to 35 percent, and moisture content up to 45 percent.
Liquefied natural gas
Thousand cubic feet
Molten carbonate fuel cell
Morgantown Energy Technology Center
Million (106) Btu
Megawatt (106 Watts)
National Coal Association
National Coal Council
Oxides of nitrogen; a mix of nitrous oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
New Source Performance Standards
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Phosphoric acid fuel cell
Peak load Peak load (usually in reference to electrical load) is the maximum load during a specified period of time.
Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center
Pressurized fluidized-bed combustion
Parts per million
psi (or psig)
Pounds per square inch (psig indicates gauge pressure, that is, pressure above atmospheric pressure)
Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act of 1979
Thermal decomposition of a chemical compound or mixture of chemical compounds.
Quadrillion (1015) Btu
Variety of coal; the higher the rank of coal, the greater its carbon content and heating value.
Research, development and demonstration