Clean Coal Awards

Peabody Global Clean Coal Leadership Awards

Coal is an important part of the global energy mix and responsible use can help achieve the three-part goals of energy security, economic progress and environmental solutions. Best-in-class coal-fueled technologies are providing the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable electricity. 
 
To honor companies that have demonstrated leadership and innovation in clean coal technologies, Peabody is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Peabody Global Clean Coal Leadership Awards. The awards will be presented during the opening keynote at POWER-GEN International December 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2016 calendar or fiscal year for coal-fueled power plants with a capacity of at least 100 MW (CCS Pioneer minimum 10 MWe). Awards will be given in the following categories:  

  • SO2 Leadership and Performance  

  • NOx Leadership and Performance

  • Heat Rate Leadership and Performance

  • New Coal Plant Leadership and Innovation

  • Carbon Capture and Storage Pioneer


The Peabody Global Clean Coal Leadership Awards were established to showcase coal-fueled power plants for top environmental performance, highlight innovative leadership and improve education about the benefits of clean coal technologies.

The judges are comprised of a distinguished panel of international experts on high-efficiency, low-emissions and carbon capture and storage technologies.
 
The aim of the awards is to highlight leadership in the area of clean coal technologies. Understanding that there are numerous approaches to achieving improvements for coal-fueled power plants from building new state-of-the-art facilities to retrofitting existing plants, applications from a wide array of innovative approaches are welcome.  The list below outlines factors that will be considered during the judging process for each award:
 

SO2 Leadership and Performance
  • Performance in average annual lb SO2/MWh

  • Innovation and novelty of process employed

  • Relative improvement for existing units that have been retrofitted

  • Level of capital investment

  • Benefits to the community, other plant operations or other industries

 

NOx Leadership and Performance
  • Performance in average annual lb NO­x/MWh

  • Innovation and novelty of process employed

  • Relative improvement for existing units that have been retrofitted

  • Level of capital investment

  • Benefits to the community, other plant operations or other industries

 

Heat Rate Leadership and Performance
  • Performance in average annual mmBtu/kWh

  • Innovation and novelty of the process employed

  • Relative improvement for existing units that have been retrofitted

  • Level of capital investment

  • Scalability of the process to be implemented at other power plants

  • Benefits to the community, other plant operations or other industries

 

New Coal Plant Leadership and Innovation
  • Deployment of high-efficiency, low-emissions technologies

  • Innovation and novelty of operations employed

  • Performance in average annual mmBtu/kWh

  • Benefits to the community, other plant operations or other industries

 

Carbon Capture and Storage Pioneer
  • Novelty of the process and/or demonstration of a significant advancement of the technology

  • Demonstration of at least 10 MWe in scale

  • Cost effectiveness of the process associated with reducing or eliminating CO2 emissions from coal use

2016 Winners

Dynegy's Coffeen Plant: Honored for the best SO2 emissions rate among U.S. coal plants. The Coffeen plant has a SO2 emissions profile that is 99 percent better than the U.S. coal fleet average. The 915-megawatt power plant operates in Central Illinois and is over 50 years old. The Coffeen Plant uses low-sulfur Powder River Basin coal and added a wet scrubber in 2009.

Southwestern Electric Power Company's (SWEPCO) John W. Turk Jr. Plant: Honored for the best NOx emissions rate among U.S. coal plants. The Turk plant has a NOx emissions profile that is 79 percent better than the U.S. coal fleet average. The 600-megawatt ultra-supercritical power plant was built in Fulton, Arkansas, by SWEPCO, a unit of American Electric Power, and began commercial operation in 2012. 

Longview Power LLC's Longview Power Plant: Honored for the lowest heat rate among U.S. coal plants. The Longview plant operates at a level of efficiency 15 percent better than the U.S. coal fleet average. Longview's best-in-class heat rate of 9,003 Btu per kilowatt hour in 2015 continues to improve, and the company's current efficiency performance is on track to be well below 8,900 Btu per kilowatt hour. The 705-megawatt supercritical power plant located in Maidsville, West Virginia, was commissioned in 2011. 

Mississippi Power's Kemper County Energy Facility: Honored as Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Pioneer. The 582-megawatt Kemper facility located in Kemper County, Mississippi, employs Transport Integrated Gasification technology that is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 65 percent. Judges applauded the facility's innovation in the areas of ash removal and CO2 separation, noting "the technology holds great promise for future new electric power plants."

NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration's Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project:  Honored as Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Pioneer. The Petra Nova project demonstrates commercial-scale deployment of post-combustion carbon capture and is designed to capture approximately 90 percent of CO2 emissions from a 240-megawatt equivalent slipstream of flue gas from the W.A. Parish plant in Thompsons, Texas, southwest of Houston. Judges commended the project's innovative capture technology, observing that it "represents the first large-scale retrofit of an existing coal-fired power plant."

Press Releases
Why did Peabody establish the Global Clean Coal Leadership Awards?
Coal is an important part of the global energy mix and responsible use can help achieve the three-part goals of energy security, economic progress and environmental solutions. Best-in-class coal-fueled technologies are providing the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable electricity. 

The Peabody Global Clean Coal Leadership Awards were established by Peabody in 2014 to showcase coal-fueled power plants for top environmental performance, highlight innovative leadership and improve education about the benefits of clean coal technologies.‚Äč
 
What are the award categories?
  • SO2 Leadership and Performance

  • NOx Leadership and Performance

  • Heat Rate Leadership and Performance

  • New Coal Plant Leadership and Innovation

  • Carbon Capture and Storage Pioneer


Who are the judges and what are the award criteria?

Learn more. 


How can I submit a nomination?
Select the award category below and complete the online self-nomination form:

SO2 Leadership and Performance
NOx Leadership and Performance
Heat Rate Leadership and Performance
New Coal Plant Leadership and Innovation
Carbon Capture and Storage Pioneer
 
Can a company self-nominate and be considered for multiple awards?
Yes. Companies can apply for multiple awards, but must complete a separate application for each award category.

Is there a fee for the self-nomination application?
There is no fee for a company to self-nominate.

What are the key dates for the 2017 Peabody Global Clean Coal Leadership Awards?
Nominations Open: July 5
Nominations Close: August 31
Winners Notified: October 2
Awards Ceremony: December 5

When and where will the winners be recognized?
The Peabody Global Clean Coal Leadership Award winners will be presented during the opening keynote of the POWER-GEN International Conference on December 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Who are the previous award winners?
For press releases and photos from previous years, click here

Whom should I contact if I have additional questions about the Peabody Global Clean Coal Leadership Awards?
For questions about the Clean Coal Awards, please email CleanCoalAwards@peabodyenergy.com.

For questions on the Peabody Global Clean Coal Leadership Awards, please email:
CleanCoalAwards@peabodyenergy.com 

Peabody is the world’s largest private-sector coal company. The company is also a leading voice in advocating for sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal technologies. Peabody serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on five continents.