UTILITY ANALYSIS OF COAL TRANSPORTATION AVAILABILITY. FINAL REPORT

Under the Energy Supply and Environmental Coordination Act of 1974, the Federal Energy Administration was directed to serve, to certain electric utility and industrial power plants, prohibition orders restricting them from burning petroleum products and/or natural gas as their primary energy sources and, thus, necessitating conversion to coal. This study seeks to determine if the transportation systems and facilities servicing first-round ESECA-candidate electric utility power plants are adequate to support a finding of transportation availability for those plants. The study identifies, characterizes, and documents transportation systems availability for each ESECA plant with respect to the following areas: (1) trunk lines from coal-supply region to demand region, including mode, ownership, and capacity; (2) spur lines from trunk lines to plants, including mode, ownership, capacity, and structural integrity; (3) mine-site loading and plant-unloading facilities, including ownership, capacity, and needed construction or refurbishment; and (4) economically feasible alternative systems for purposes of fallback routes if the primary route should become inadequate. The modes of transport considered included railroad rolling stock (general, unit, and integral trains), barges, and trucks. A time frame of 1976 to 1985 (inclusive) was used. (ERA citation 03:037550)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Energy Resources Company, Incorporated

    185 Alewife Brook Parkway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Publication Date: 1976-9-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 160 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM