ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF TRANSPORTING WESTERN COAL ON THE NEW YORK STATE BARGE CANAL SYSTEM

The results of a comparative economic study of the feasibility of transporting western coal to New York State utilities via the barge canal system are presented. Three coal-supply regions are delineated: southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia, Wyoming, and Montana. Site-specific projections of potential coal consumption developed for coal from each region are presented. A costing framework that includes all unit operations in the mine-to-stack coal-use cycle is used in making economic comparisons of the use of the three coals at new generating stations. This framework is designed to account for major expenditures that vary as a function of the characteristics of coal quality, including (a) extraction costs, (b) distribution costs, (c) flue-gas-desulfurization system investment and operating costs, and (d) balance-of-plant investment expenditures. The methodology is applied to a comparison of the economics of using the three coals at a future mid-Mohawk River Valley generating facility.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 27-34
  • Monograph Title: Inland waterway studies
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330035
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031052
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N763
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM