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Hyperbolic Repack on the Run


One of the industry's first hyperbolic repack of its kind was completed last year at the Alabama Power Co.'s Miller Steam Plant.

Wind Farm Transformer Design Considerations


Each turbine in a wind farm is equipped with a step-up transformer, which boosts (steps up) turbine generator output voltage from a few hundred volts to the collector system's medium voltage distribution levels.

Selective Catalytic Reduction: Operational Issues and Guidelines


Increasingly stringent nitrogen oxide (NOx) control regulations are propelling the installation of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems on coal-fired power boilers, simple-cycle combustion turbines and combined-cycle units.

Harry Allen Generating Station Begins Operations


In May 2011, NV Energy dedicated the new 484 MW combined-cycle addition at the existing 144 MW Harry Allen Generating Station.

Mudslide occurs near coal-fired power plant


A bluff collapsed near the construction site of We Energies’ 615 MW Oak Creek coal-fired power plant in Wisconsin on Oct. 31.

BP Wind places $750mn turbine order with GE


BP Wind Energy is purchasing 350 GE 1.6 MW wind turbines for U.S. wind farm projects being developed in 2011 and 2012 for $750 million.

Wind manufacturer to use IBM data analytics software


Denmark-based Vestas Wind Systems will use IBM’s big data analytics software and systems to improve wind turbine placement.

Siemens to supply turbines for wind power project in Hawaii


First Wind said that its unit, Kawailoa Wind LLC, has finalized an agreement with Siemens to purchase 30 SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines for the company’s proposed 69 MW Kawailoa Wind project.

Wind energy project in Michigan to use Vestas turbines


Vestas has received a 101 MW order for 56 V100-1.8 MW turbines from Consumers Energy for the utility’s Lake Winds Energy Park in Michigan.

Wind turbines to be supplied by Siemens and MHI


Duke Energy signed agreements with Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to provide wind turbines for the two phases of Duke's Los Vientos Windpower Project in Texas.

Offshore wind turbine testing facility planned for Virginia


A new international partnership of energy companies has announced plans to build a wind turbine testing facility in Northampton County, Va.

Wind power farm to use Vestas turbines


Vestas has received a 99 MW order from E.ON Climate & Renewables North America for 55 V100-1.8 MW turbines for the Anacacho wind-energy project in Texas.

Gas-fired power plant to be equipped with Vogt HRSGs


Vogt Power International Inc. received an order from Siemens AG to supply heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and associated equipment for the gas-fired, combined cycle GMR Energy Power Plant project in Singapore.

Natural gas-fired power plant to receive Wärtsilä engine


Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract by Hutchinson Utilities Commission (HUC) to supply a 20-cylinder Wärtsilä 34SG engine to HUC’s existing power plant located in the city of Hutchinson, Minn.

Engineered Plastic for Cooling Towers

10/01/2011 Factory-assembled cooling towers formed of engineered molded plastics continue to gain favor over galvanized sheet metal models that once dominated the industry.

Converting Existing Synchronous Generators into Synchronous Condensers

10/01/2011 As gas and steam power generation plants approach the end of their operational life, plant owners face a challenging decision between upgrading or retiring the plant. Retiring a power generation unit can reduce a plant’s reactive power capacity, possibly creating a deficit that directly affects the local system’s reliability.

Surge Flow Dust Volume and Dust Collector Evacuation Systems

10/01/2011 Effective dust collection system performance relies on the correct design of both the filtration and evacuation equipment.

Natural gas-fired project breaks ground


The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is repowering the 1,600 MW Haynes natural gas-fired power plant in Long Beach.

Black & Veatch to support 1,500 MW power plant expansions in Thailand


Marubeni Corp. has selected Black & Veatch to support the balance-of-plant design and procurement for the 1,500 MW expansion of two combined-cycle power plants in Thailand.

Natural gas-fired power plant to get 200 MW boost


SaskPower will invest more than C$550 million ($533.8 million) to add 200 MW of capacity to the company’s 430 MW Queen Elizabeth natural gas-fired power plant in Saskatoon.