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Clean Coal: Carbon capture pilot begins at Polk IGCC plant


The U.S. Department of Energy and Tampa Electric Company (TECO) (NYSE: TE) came together this week to celebrate the successful startup of a pilot project to demonstrate a warm gas cleanup carbon capture technology in a coal gasification unit at the Polk Power Plant Unit-1 in Tampa, Florida.

Wastewater Treatment Issues for Combined Cycle Plants


Significant focus has been on water emissions from coal-fired plants, but personnel at gas-fired plants are also dealing with stringent effluent limitations. Contributing Editor Brad Buecker looks at water treatment issues for combined cycle power plants in this article.

Avoiding Performance Monitoring Pitfalls


The U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2014 early release projects a 17 percent increase in natural gas-fired power generation from 2012 levels by 2020.

PJM takes another step with 371-MW Calpine project in New Jersey


Calpine Mid-Atlantic Development LLC has proposed a 371-MWE (371 MWC; 371 MFO) natural gas-fueled combined cycle facility consisting of one combustion turbine and one steam turbine in a 1x1 configuration.

Cummins Power Generation introduces CHP systems for commercial greenhouse growers in U.S., Canada


Cummins Power Generation Inc., a division of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), has introduced combined heat and power (CHP) generator systems for commercial greenhouse growers in the U.S. and Canada.

GP Strategies to install monitoring solutions at combined cycle power plants


Panda Power Funds selected GP Strategies Corp. (NYSE: GPX) to provide instructor-led training and GPiLEARN™ web-based training at three of its Texas natural gas power plants. GP Strategies' EtaPRO™ technology was also chosen to monitor the plants.

FPL completes 1,250 MW combined cycle, natural gas facility


Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has completed its 1,250-MW Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center.

Maryland PSC approves 1,000-MW Old Dominion Electric project


The Maryland Public Service Commission on April 8, after no party objected to a March 24 tentative approval and no commissioner asked for any changes in that tentative approval, formally signed off on Old Dominion Electric Cooperative's 1,000-MW, gas-fired Wildcat Point project.

Alstom receives contracts to supply turbines to Chilean natural gas-fired plant


Alstom will be supplying two GT13E2 gas turbines and long term services for the 517-MW Kelar combined-cycle power plant located in Mejillones, Chile.

St. Joseph Energy Center wins 18-month delay for Indiana project


St. Joseph Energy Center LLC won an 18-month extension, to December 2015, to begin construction on its gas-fired power project in Indiana.

EPA issues greenhouse gas permit for La Paloma Energy Center project


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 6 office has again issued a greenhouse gas permit for the La Paloma Energy Center LLC project in Texas after the permit had been cleared by the U.S. Environmental Appeals Board.

NTE Ohio begins approval process for 540-MW gas project


NTE Ohio LLC filed a pre-application letter on April 1 at the Ohio Power Siting Board for a 540-MW, natural gas-fired plant to be located on about 50 acres which NTE has under exclusive option from AK Steel, within an industrial setting in Middletown in Butler County.

WPPI, Invenergy work on Illinois power project waiver at FERC


Invenergy Nelson LLC is working at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approval of a waiver related to a 600-MW, gas-fired power project in Illinois.

Alstom to provide natural gas-fired package for $100mn


Alstom signed a $100 million contract to supply a steam tail package for Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s natural gas-fired power plant in Maryland.

Alberta approves 700-MW cogen project of Shell Canada


The Alberta Utilities Commission on March 21 approved three related applications by Shell Canada Ltd., with one of them involving the construction of a 690-MW, gas-fired cogeneration plant.

Capstone to install CHP technology at LA health care facilities


Los Angeles-based Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Regatta Solutions will both receive microturbine technology from Capstone, improving overall energy efficiency.

Mitsubishi Hitachi signs $77.8 million deal for 501J gas turbine


A deal to build what may be the most efficient combined cycle power plant in the U.S. was finalized last week in Tulsa, Okla.

Natural gas-fired combined cycle project gains EPC contractor


The Louisiana Energy and Power Authority (LEPA) signed an EPC contract with Robins & Morton to build a 64-MW combined cycle power plant in Morgan City, La.

La Paloma Energy Center scores legal victory for its Texas power project


The U.S. Environmental Appeals Board on March 14 rejected a Sierra Club petition for a review of an air permit issued to La Paloma Energy Center LLC for a gas-fired power project in Texas.

Gas-fired facility at Xcel's Cherokee plant to be completed by end of 2015


Construction is well along on a new 569-MW gas-fired combined cycle (CC) project at the Cherokee coal plant site, said Public Service Co. of Colorado in a March 17 project update filed at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.