13 Sep '13, 8pm

Renewable Energy World: Coal-plant Explosion in San Antonio Follows Demand for More Solar #satx #solar

According to CPS , the small explosion occurred just before 11 a.m. Tuesday after coal dust in one of the silos caught fire, doing damage to the cascade building atop. Coal is fed into silos before it is pulverized and moved into the plant itself, where it is used to produce energy. Two employees suffered minor injuries from falling debris, utility officials announced today , and the plant will remain offline as an investigation into the causes of the accident continues. Rendering of Tuesday’s accident at J.T. Deely. Source: CPS Energy The explosion came the day after the utility hosted a public hearing on a proposed 4.75-percent rate hike expected to be voted on by San Antonio City Council possibly late next month and implemented in 2014. Similar rate increases are expected to also be sought by the city-owned utility in 2016 and 2018, CPS CEO Doyle Beneby told a crowd of ...

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