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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.

Talen to buy natural gas-fired generating portfolio for nearly $2 B


Talen Energy Corp. (NYSE: TLN) signed an agreement to acquire Mach Gen LLC. for $1.175 billion.

Entergy Texas gives up on effort to buy one of Union Power’s gas units


Entergy (NYSE:ETR) said July 17 that its Texas utility was giving up on plans to purchase a 495-MW natural gas generating unit at the Union Power station near El Dorado, Ark., and instead the unit will be bought by an Entergy affiliate in Louisiana.

GE finalizes 17th HA gas turbine order


General Electric (GE, NYSE: GE) has announced the 17th order of its HA gas turbine technology.

Panda Power Funds to break ground on northern Va. power plant


Panda Power Funds will be joined by elected state officials to break ground on its newest power plant, the Stonewall Energy Center, on August 6, 2015.

Mississippi Power seeking PSC approval for Kemper cost recovery move


Southern (NYSE:SO) utility subsidiary Mississippi Power has asked the Mississippi Public Service Commission for interim rates, subject to refund, connected with deployment of the coal gasification power plant being developed in Kemper County, Miss.

GE to perform $80M natural gas-fired power plant upgrade project


Canada-based Emera Energy picked GE (NYSE: GE) to upgrade a 265-MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Rhode Island for $80 million.

TVA wants more renewables & natural gas in energy plan


The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) said it could use more renewable energy, natural gas and energy efficiency, according to the final 2015 Integrated Resource Plan.

Exelon Generation breaks ground on new 1,000-MW natural gas-fired unit at Colorado Bend Generating Station


Exelon Generation this week broke ground on construction of a new low-carbon, combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) at its Colorado Bend Generating Station in Wharton, TX.

Natural gas-powered unit goes online at Ky. power plant


Kentucky's largest electric power utility says a new natural gas-powered generating unit that has gone online is the first of its kind in the state.

FPL plans to add new 1,600-MW combined-cycle gas power plant


NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) utility Florida Power & Light (FPL) said July 2 that it plans to add a new 1,600-MW combined-cycle natural gas plant, FPL Okeechobee, to its fleet in 2019.

Valley NG retires 1,069 MW of gas-fired steam capacity in Texas


Valley NG Power Co. LLC on July 2 asked the Public Utility Commission of Texas to let it drop its power generator registration, since effective June 3 all of its units have been retired.

Dominion looks to SCC to approve Greensville Power Station


Dominion Virginia Power (NYSE:D) asked the Virginia State Corporate Commission (SCC) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to build a $1.3 billion natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power station in Greensville County, Virginia.

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.