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Small wind posted growth in 2010; 2011 a different story


The market for small wind systems grew 26 percent in 2010, highlighted by a 53 percent increase in sales revenue and 25.6 MW of new capacity.

Gas-fired turbine upgrade made by Alstom


Alstom upgraded its GT24 natural gas-fired turbine and the corresponding KA24 combined-cycle power plant for North America’s 60 Hz markets.

Biomass power plant to be built by B&W


Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co. Inc., a unit of The Babcock & Wilcox Co., has been awarded a $186 million engineering, procurement and construction contract for a 75 MW biomass power plant for Berlin Station LLC in Berlin, N.H.

Hydroelectric turbine to be tested for fish safety


The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) won a $1.5 million award from the departments of Energy and the Interior to deploy and test the Alden hydropower turbine.

Natural gas-fired power plant picks Burns & McDonnell as EPC


Burns & McDonnell, along with joint venture partner Zachry Industrial Inc., has been selected by Dominion Virginia Power to provide EPC services for the 1,300 MW Warren County combined-cycle power project in Virginia.

Wind energy projects to use GE turbines


GE will supply 188 1.6 MW wind turbines for the Settlers Trail and Pioneer Trail wind farms in Illinois.

SNAPSHOTS of North American Rehabilitation


The 19 projects highlighted in this article illustrate the type of rehabilitation work occurring at hydroelectric facilities throughout North America. Projects of all sizes continue to be rehabilitated and modernized. The size of plants featured on the following pages ranges from 5.45 MW to2,457.3 MW.

Maintaining Wind Turbine Performance


As the push for renewable energy sources continues to grow in the United States, wind energy is often looked at as a key source of power generation to meet renewable energy goals. At the end of 2010, the U.S. had 40, 181 MW of installed wind capacity.

Wireless at Power Plants


Where would the world be without wireless? We rely on hand-held wireless devices to keep us closer to family and up-to-date with anything from the stock market to movie times.

Solar energy plant to use Alstom turbine


Alstom will supply a 125 MW steam turbine and a generator for a thermal solar plant in Nevada that will be owned by Cobra Thermosolar Plants Inc.

Wind turbine generators to be developed by GE and DOE


GE has begun work on the first phase of a two-year, $3 million project with the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a wind turbine generator that could support large-scale wind projects in the 10 to 15 MW range.

Natural gas capacity adds to Mexico power supply


GE will supply two Frame 7FA gas turbines and long-term services for the 423 MW Norte II combined cycle power plant in Mexico.

Natural gas and biofuel engine relaunched by GE


Following a redesign and testing, GE introduced its Waukesha 1 MW APG1000 gas engine that can use a wider variety of biogases, including from landfills, wastewater treatment plants and agricultural waste.

Wind energy project picks EPC contractor


Wind Capital Group LLC selected RMT Inc. to design and build its 150 MW Osage County Wind Energy Facility in Oklahoma.

Wind turbine investments expected to double by 2025, study says


Wind turbine investments are expected to more than double by 2025 despite continued economic turmoil.

Combined-cycle power plants to be built by Siemens in Thailand


Siemens Energy will design, procure and construct two $1 billion, 800 MW combined-cycle power plants in Thailand.

Plant optimization manufacturer gains partner in Siemens

08/16/2011 Siemens Energy and Mikro Systems Inc. signed a licensing agreement to improve the performance of natural gas-fired turbines through new airfoil designs.

Coal-fired power plant to use KBR emissions control system


KBR signed a contract to install emissions control equipment on two 880 MW coal-fired units at Southern Co.’s 3,520 MW Plant Scherer in Georgia.

Wind energy project receives $102mn loan guarantee


The U.S. Department of Energy finalized a $102 million loan guarantee to Record Hill Wind LLC for a 50.6 MW wind energy farm in Maine.

Small-scale wind turbines headed for Vietnam


Xzeres Corp. received a letter of intent for a $3.2 million wind turbine order from a Vietnamese customer following the completion of a pilot installation earlier in 2011.