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Carbon dioxide streams excluded from EPA hazardous regulations


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule that would exclude from hazardous waste regulations captured carbon dioxide (CO2) streams that are injected into underground wells designed for geologic sequestration.

Rethinking Wind Power


Wind farm power output can be increased at least tenfold by optimizing how turbines are placed on a given plot of land, say researchers at the California Institute of Technology, who have been conducting a field study at an experimental two-acre wind farm in northern Los Angeles County.

Power Plant Condition Monitoring


Modern power plants depend heavily on rotating machines such as steam turbines, gas turbines, generators and so on. To maximize power plant profit, rotating machines of power generation trains should be operated with maximum reliability, maximum capacity, maximum efficiency and minimum operating and maintenance costs.

Room for Improvement


The issue of varnish is an old one, but the lubricants used to clean and prevent it have changed over the past two decades.

Building a Workforce-sustainable Wind Farm


A lot of people talk about "sustainability" but there seems to be little agreement on exactly what that term means. Using renewable power sources, such as wind, is a part of sustainability.

Oregon State LEEDS the Nation in Energy Efficiency


January 2011 was a good month for Oregon's two leading public universities. On Jan. 11, only a last second field goal kept the University of Oregon from winning the national collegiate football championship. Five days earlier, Oregon State University's (OSU) Facilities Services Department received LEED Platinum
certification for its new energy center, one of the first power plants in the nation to achieve that standard.

Coal-fired gasifiers order booked by Siemens


Siemens Energy has signed a contract to deliver eight, 500 MW coal gasifiers to a coal gasification plant in China.

Emissions control technology from Marsulex to be used in China


Marsulex Environmental Technologies (MET) will provide flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems for 2,900 MW of electricity generation in the Peoples Republic of China.

FirstEnergy unit names Graf director at Harrison station


James E. Graf was named director of the 1,984 MW coal-fired Harrison Power Station, part of FirstEnergy.

Aeroderivative gas turbine headed for New Mexico plant


El Paso Electric Co. will expand its 246 MW Rio Grande natural gas-fired power plant in New Mexico with an 88 MW GE LMS100 aeroderivative gas turbine.

Mercury control technology installed at power plant


The Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota said a corporate partner is launching a new mercury control system that is being installed at an unnamed power utility on the West Coast and will be commissioned this fall.

Coal-fired power plant reaches emissions deal


Portland General Electric Co. filed a consent decree with the U.S. District Court in Portland to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations at the 610 MW coal-fired Boardman power plant in Oregon.

Coal-fired power plant cooling tower awarded to SPX Corp.


SPX Corp. said its Thermal Equipment and Services segment won a contract for $17 million from the China Datang Technologies & Engineering Co.

Wind energy farm in Estonia to use GE turbines


GE is supplying 18 wind turbines for the 45 MW capacity Paldiski Wind Farm in Estonia.

Flood threat to nuclear power plant proves costly to OPPD


The Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) spent $26 million in June in flood protection costs and to replace electricity that would have been generated by the 500 MW Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant.

Microturbine fleet in Mexico to be serviced by Capstone


Capstone Turbine Corp. received an $8.6 million fleet-wide service order from Petroleos Mexicanos, which covers PEMEX's entire 44-unit microturbine fleet.

Natural gas-fired unit planned for Xcel Texas plant


Xcel Energy is seeking approval to build a fourth, 168 MW unit at the 654 MW Jones natural gas-fired power plant in Texas for up to $117.6 million.

Emissions control systems fall victim to corrosion


Duke Energy is joining the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and 16 other utilities to find out what is causing corrosion in emissions control technology such as scrubbers.

Coal-fired power plant equipment to be supplied by SPX unit


SPX Heat Transfer Inc. was awarded a $25 million contract to supply feedwater heaters and spare parts to three supercritical coal-fired power plants in India.

Wind energy project to be built by NextEra


Xcel Energy has signed a contract with NextEra Energy Resources LLC to build the 200 MW Limon Wind Energy Center in Colorado.