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Wisconsin Public Service nears air permit for Fox Energy Center upgrade project


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is taking public comment until July 20 on a draft air permit change that will allow Wisconsin Public Service Corp. to upgrade the two existing units at its Fox Energy Center.

Siemens to power Turkey’s largest cogeneration power plant


Siemens (NYSE: SI) has entered into an agreement to supply a gas and steam turbine package for the 320-MW Ciner Kazan Soda combined-cycle cogeneration power plant (CHP) - the largest of its kind in Turkey — for the China Tianchen Engineering Corp. (TCC).

Duke Energy to use swine waste at Buck, Dan River power plants


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is asking North Carolina regulators to register its Buck and Dan River combined-cycle power plants as renewable energy facilities, as the utility plans to start utilizing biogas from swine waste.

PSEG fossil acquires natural gas-fired power project in Maryland


PSEG Fossil, a subsidiary of PSEG Power, acquired a 755-MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired power project in Maryland from Genesis Power LLC and a private equity fund managed by Ares EIF Management LLC.

Siemens to deliver, maintain gas-fired power plant equipment


Siemens (NYSE: SI) will supply and service equipment for a planned 675-MW natural gas-fired power plant in New York.

Siemens to deliver industrial turbines with Centrax


Siemens (NYSE: SI) has extended its packaging agreement for gas turbines, to 31 European Countries, with engineering company Centrax Ltd. The contract was reached at POWER-GEN Europe 2015.

GE awarded long-term service agreement for new combined-cycle power plant in Russia


GE Power Generation Services has been awarded a 16-year contractual service agreement (CSA) by the Russian energy company OJSC for the new Kazanskaya CHP-2 combined-cycle gas power plant in Kazan (Russia’s Tatarstan region).

Siemens signs extension contracts for two Pennsylvania power plants


Talen Energy Corp. has awarded Siemens two long-term service contract extensions for the 623-MW Lower Mount Bethel and 705-MW Ironwood combined-cycle gas power plants in Pennsylvania.

Tampa Electric receives 2015 Edison Award


Tampa Electric received the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI’s) 2015 Edison Award — during the 88th annual EEI Awards, in New Orleans — for its design and construction of a  reclaimed water system at its Polk Power Station in Polk County, Florida.

Fitch cuts Mississippi Power credit rating on Kemper issues


Fitch Ratings lowered its credit rating for Mississippi Power by one notch from A- to BBB+ Friday, saying there remain "elevated risks" of financial, regulatory and construction trouble at the $6.2 billion Kemper County power plant.

Natural gas-fired power plant in Delaware substantially completed


Oklahoma-based Matrix Service Co. said that it’s subsidiary, Matrix North American Construction, substantially completed the Calpine (NYSE: CPN) Garrison Energy Center, an EPC joint venture with Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Siemens equipment orders to boost Egypt's power generation by 50%


Siemens (NYSE: SI) has signed contracts worth €8 billion for natural gas-fired power plants and wind power installations that will boost Egypt's power generation capacity by more than 50 percent.

765-MW Panda Liberty plant due to produce test energy around August 1


Panda Liberty LLC, which is developing a 765-MW power plant in Pennsylvania, filed on June 2 with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for various approvals, including authorization to make wholesale sales of electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates.

Moxie Freedom nears air permit for 1,050-MW power plant in Pennsylvania


The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a notice in the May 30 Pennsylvania Bulletin that it intends to approve an air permit for Moxie Freedom LLC to construct, own, and operate a natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Salem Township, Luzerne County.

GE, EDF celebrate production of first 9HA gas turbine


After years of research and development supported by a billion dollar investment plan, GE (NYSE: GE) is celebrating the first 9HA gas-fired turbine manufactured at the company’s Belfort Gas Turbine Center of Excellence in France.

Invenergy announces commercial operation of Nelson Energy Center in Illinois


Invenergy Clean Power announced the start of commercial operation of its 600-MW Nelson Energy Center, a natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Lee County, Illinois.  

Siemens to provide the first H-class power plant technology in Mexico


Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply two SGT6-8000H gas turbines and two generators to Mexico.

EIA report: Clean Power Plan will lower CO2 emissions


Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the power sector declined by 363 million metric tons between 2005 and 2013, this according to a recent report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Credit rater to downgrade Mississippi Power on Kemper woes


The decision by a group of electrical cooperatives to pull out of planned purchase of 15 percent of a Kemper County power plant is likely to mean a credit downgrade for Mississippi Power Co.

MHPS to supply M501J gas, steam turbines to new combined-cycle power plant in Korea


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), jointly with Marubeni Corp., has received an order for two M501J gas turbines and a steam turbine for the new 950-MW Pyeongtaek Combined Cycle Power Plant in Korea.