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Gas, solar, wind generation will dominate in the future


Of the planned or under construction generation projects tracked by GenerationHub for the period between 2015 and 2017, 95% of the projects, which total 135.3 GW, are either natural gas, solar or wind facilities, Kent Knutson, director of Hub Services for PennWell, said on Feb. 19.

Toshiba steam generator in operations at Kemper IGCC power plant


A Toshiba steam turbine is now operational at the Kemper county Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Plant in Mississippi.

Siemens to supply natural gas-fired turbines for Michigan power plant


Siemens (NYSE: SI) is supplying two natural gas-fired turbines and one steam turbine for a combined-cycle power plant in Michigan.

US charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps


Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.

APPA chief calls EPA CO2 plan ‘simply unworkable’


American Public Power Association (APPA) President and CEO Susan Kelly told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Feb. 19 that reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) is important but the current proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as currently drafted is not ready for prime time.

Illinois lawmakers push renewable energy proposal


Lawmakers want to increase the share of clean energy consumed in Illinois with a bill they say will bring jobs to the state.

Energy study: EPA’s Clean Power Plan will not jeopardize reliability of U.S. power system


The design and implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, which is intended to reduce the U.S. electric system’s CO2 emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, will not jeopardize or compromise the reliability of the U.S. power system, according to a study by Analysis Group energy experts.

Exelon: EPA’s Carbon Rule for Existing Power Plants Can Be Implemented Reliably and on Time Using Existing Market Mechanisms


The electric industry can achieve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) goal of reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants on schedule and at a minimal cost to consumers, and it can do it without harming grid reliability or compromising the efficiency of existing energy markets, Exelon has said.

U.S. utilities will adapt to energy policy changes


A report says utilities in the U.S. will be able to adapt to changing market conditions, regulatory procedures and emerging trends and technologies.

Utilities regulator to set pollution rules under Kansas bill


Kansas' utilities regulator would have the final say in preparing a greenhouse gas reduction plan under a bill in the state Legislature.

Consumers Energy says it will have needed capacity in Michigan's Lower Peninsula


Consumers Energy assured its customers on Feb. 17 that it has the electric power they need, despite an electric supply shortfall forecast by a federal reliability organization for Michigan's Lower Peninsula in 2016.

Energy storage system deployed in Ireland utilizes ultracapacitors


Freqcon GmbH, a German-based developer and distributor of renewable energy systems, has deployed an energy storage system for the Tallaght Smart Grid Testbed in Ireland that utilizes Maxwell Technologies Inc. ultracapacitors and lithium-ion batteries provided by Maxwell Technologies.

Ameren offers modifications to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan


Ameren Corp. has proposed one of the first alternatives to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), publishing a white paper asserting that constructive and common-sense alterations to the CPP are needed to avoid the imposition of staggering costs on utility customers and significant risks to electric grid reliability.

GE upgrades Iceland’s power grid for Reykjavik Energy


GE’s (NYSE: GE) Digital Energy business will provide Iceland’s largest utility company, Reykjavik Energy, with its PowerOn Advantage advanced distribution management system.

Job losses inevitable at Avon Lake NRG Energy power plant


In a development that could cost several dozen people their jobs, NRG Energy is contemplating the conversion of its Avon Lake coal-fired power plant to natural gas—this according to an article from the Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria, Ohio.

Proposal tries to help wean Washington off coal-fired power


Lawmakers hoping to wean Washington state off coal power are trying to ease the way for the state's utilities to end the electricity it gets from coal.

Exelon predicts Illinois nuclear legislation soon


Exelon (NYSE:EXC) officials said Feb. 13 that they expect legislation to be introduced in the Illinois General Assembly within 30 days that would seek ways to better monetize the value of the company's in-state nuclear fleet.

Comparing Natural Gas and Diesel Generator Sets


Our expert offers a comparison of natural gas and diesel generators and details the operating realities associated with both fuels.

The Coal Ash Rule: How the EPA's Recent Ruling Will Affect the Way Plants Manage CCRs


Learn how the Environmental Protection Agency's recent ruling will affect the way power plants manage coal combustion residuals.

Slogging Through a Million-Plus Comments


The comment period on the controversial Clean Power Plan (CPP) ended Dec. 1, 2014. EPA received more than 1.5 million comments on docket # EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602-0001.