Power Plant Improvement Initiative PPII

The success of the CCT Program serves as a model for other cooperative government/industry programs aimed at introducing new technologies into the commercial marketplace. Two follow-up programs have been developed that build on the successes of the CCT Program: the Power Plant Improvement Initiative (PPII) and the Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI). The PPII, established by the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-291), is a cost-shared program, patterned after the CCT Program and directed toward improved reliability and environmental performance of the nation's existing coal-burning power plants [29]. Authorized by the U.S. Congress in 2001, the PPII originally involved eight projects; two projects withdrew after being selected, four are in progress, and two are under negotiation. The four projects that are under way have a total cost of more than $41 million, of which the private sector is contributing nearly $24 million, exceeding the 50% private sector cost share mandated by Congress.

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