More Combined Cycle News

Siemens signs contract with Thailand for 18 industrial gas turbines


The units -- purchased by TEC Project Services Corporation (TPS), a subsidiary of the Japanese Toyo Engineering Corporation (TEC) -- are being installed at nine combined-cycle cogeneration power plants.  Once installed, the gas turbines will offer a total capacity of 1,100 MW.

Deal for AGL comes at time of increasing "risk profile" for Southern, Moody finds


Now that Southern (NYSE:SO) has announced plans to buy AGL Resources (NYSE:GAS), Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the Southern rating for commercial paper, but changed its outlook to “negative” on the utility holding company.

Optim files revised reorganization plan with bankruptcy court


Optim Energy LLC and related companies on Aug. 21 filed with their bankruptcy court the latest version of a reorganization plan and disclosure statement that covers a plan for some of these companies to reorganize around their two gas-fired power plants after a failed attempt to sell those plants at a reasonable price.

Shale, MATS, Clean Power Plan has companies burning more gas, less coal


American Electric Power Senior Vice President Timothy Light captured the current situation for many generators on Aug. 18 when he said "we are burning more gas and less coal."

Natural gas-fired power project clears PJM auction


PSEG Power said that its planned 540-MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant cleared PJM’s Reliability Pricing Model Base Residual Auction.

GE's gas turbine surpasses 75 million operating hours


GE (NYSE: GE) said that its LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbine reached a milestone of 75 million combined operating hours.

EPC contracts signed for natural gas-fired power plants for $550 M


Gemma Power Systems LLC signed two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts worth $550 million with two units of NTE Energy for two natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plants.

New 475-MW natural gas plant to be built in Ohio


Construction of a new 475-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant will soon begin at a facility in Middleton, Ohio, this according to news released today by Gemma Power Systems (GPS). The company announced that it has received Interim Notice to Proceed (INTP) to commence activities under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Services (EPC) contract with NTE Ohio LLC, an affiliate of NTE Energy, to begin construction of the new plant.


Natural gas-fired project to expand generating capacity


Panda Power Funds plans to expand the generating capacity of a natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Texas by more than 50 percent.

Moody's downgrades Mississippi Power over Kemper IGCC cost recovery


Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Southern (NYSE:SO) utility subsidiary Mississippi Power over lingering questions over rate recovery for the Kemper integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant.

GE upgrades increase output at UK power plant while reducing costs


Calon Energy has selected GE to upgrade its Sutton Bridge Power Station in Lincolnshire with a broad range of hardware and software technologies to increase power production, improve efficiency and flexibility, and reduce its operating costs. The 800-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant provides electricity to the East Anglian region of the United Kingdom, and the upgrades will help increase the competitiveness of the plant in the country’s challenging power industry.


Tucson power plant to stop using coal, switch to natural gas


As part of its plan to diversify the resources it relies on to generate electricity, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) said Thursday it will stop burning coal at its largest local power plant.

MHPSA’s first three M501GAC gas turbines from its SMW facility surpass 15,000 hours


The first three gas turbines manufactured at Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas’ Savannah Machinery Works facility have surpassed 15,000 cumulative actual operating hours in the first 8 months of operation, and are well on their way to completing their first year of commercial operation. 

Planned natural gas power plants making headway at many locations


With natural gas increasingly becoming the default fuel choice for new power plants, generators are developing new gas-fueled projects in North America.

Panda Power Funds breaks ground on 778-MW natural gas plant in Virginia


Panda Power Funds today breaks ground on its 778-megawatt (MW) “Stonewall” generating station in Loudoun County, Va. The combined-cycle power plant will be one of the cleanest and most efficient natural gas-fueled power facilities in the United States, and is expected to enter into commercial service on June 1, 2017. The power plant will supply the power needs of approximately 778,000 homes in the Northern Virginia/District of Columbia metropolitan area.

Regulators approve modified natural gas-fired power plant plan


The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved amendments for construction of a planned natural gas-fired power plant.

Final EPA Clean Power Plan seeks 32% CO2 cut by 2030


The Obama administration said over the weekend that the revised Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan will seek a 32% reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030.

Siemens net profit flat after restructuring charges


Germany's Siemens AG says net profit fell slightly in the most recent quarter as better earnings from sales of medical equipment were offset by slower business at its power and gas division.

Bechtel begins construction on natural gas-fired power plant


Bechtel broke ground on a new 700-MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Carroll County, Ohio.

Florida PSC approves Duke buy of Calpine's Osprey power plant


On a unanimous vote, the Florida Public Service Commission on July 21 approved a Duke Energy Florida buy of the gas-fired Osprey power plant of Calpine Construction Finance Co. LP as the best way to meet this Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) subsidiary's near-term power needs, with an expansion of Duke's existing Suwannee gas-fired plant the fall-back option in case the Osprey buy doesn't work out.