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Peter Davidson, LPO Exec. Director, announces resignation

06/09/2015

Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced he is leaving his position effective June 30.

Fitch cuts Mississippi Power credit rating on Kemper issues

06/08/2015

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

06/04/2015

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.

EPA finalizes controversial SSM rule

06/03/2015

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule directing 36 states to stop providing exemptions for emission violations during the startup, shutdown or malfunction (SSM) of a power plant.

EIA report: Clean Power Plan will lower CO2 emissions

05/28/2015

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).

French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use

05/26/2015

France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.

California Public Utilities Commission Approves NRG Energy’s Carlsbad Energy Center

05/22/2015

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved the SDG&E Power Purchase and Tolling Agreement for the NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) Carlsbad Energy Center.

Feds announce settlement with Honolulu over air violations

05/14/2015

The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency have announced settlement details with the city and county of Honolulu to resolve air emission problems caused by a closed landfill.

Calpine nears air permit for major gas-fired project in Pennsylvania

05/11/2015

Calpine Mid-Merit LLC is nearing an air permit covering the construction of the Block 2 Electricity Generation Project at the existing electrical generation facility located in Peach Bottom Township, York County, Pa.

Entergy Arkansas sees too many known unknowns to file a resource plan this year

05/04/2015

Citing uncertainties in areas ranging from clean-air compliance for coal-fired capacity and a pending deal to buy an existing gas-fired unit, Entergy Arkansas Inc. (EAI) on May 1 asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission for a delay of up to one year on its Oct. 31 deadline to filed its latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

Dominion reports that Brunswick County combined-cycle plant is 60% complete

05/04/2015

Dominion (NYSE:D) has recently been developing a lot of new generating capacity, especially natural gas, in its regulated Virginia territory, and that’s likely to continue, Dominion Chairman, President and CEO Thomas Farrell II said during a first quarter earnings call May 4.

Report: Natural gas genset installations to double by 2024

04/28/2015

Annual installations of natural gas generator sets (gensets) are expected to grow from 12.9 GW in 2015 to more than 27.1 GW in 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

AEP points out various issues as FERC responds to proposed Clean Power Plan

04/27/2015

American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of various other American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) subsidiaries, told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 24 that the commission must keep a lot of factors in mind, mainly grid reliability, in responding to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.

White paper looks at state compliance with Clean Power Plan

04/15/2015

Cost-effectiveness, electric system reliability and achievement of the environmental goal “with integrity,” are key factors that state must consider in light of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, according to a recent white paper distributed by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Bechtel to build combined-cycle power plant in Ohio

04/09/2015

Bechtel was a awarded a contract from Carroll County Energy LLC, an affiliate of Advanced Power, to build a 700-MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle generating facility in Carroll County, Ohio.

Albuquerque moves to withdraw support for power plant plan

04/07/2015

A plan by New Mexico's largest electric provider to replace part of an aging coal-fired power plant with more coal generation and a mix of natural gas, nuclear and solar power has run into another roadblock.

Hummel Station re-works permitting for 1,064-MW project in Pennsylvania

04/06/2015

Hummel Station LLC has submitted an application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for modification of an air permit plan approval that authorized the construction of three natural gas-fired combined-cycle combustion turbines coupled with heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) equipped with natural gas fired duct burners capable of producing 1,064 MW of electricity in Snyder County.

Alliant subsidiary advances emissions projects at Iowa coal plants

04/01/2015

Interstate Power and Light (IPL), which is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy (NYSE: LNT), told the Iowa Utilities Board that it is undertaking a number of emissions-control projects for coal-fired capacity under its approved Emission Plan and Budget (EPB).

Shell Chemical nears air permit for 250-MW power project in Pennsylvania

03/30/2015

Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC is close to an air permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the construction of a petrochemicals complex, which will include a 250-MW power plant, to be located on the site formerly occupied by Horsehead Corp.'s Monaca Zinc Smelter plant in Potter and Center townships in Beaver County.

Video: 9HA.01 Gas Turbine Testing Nears Completion

03/26/2015

In Monte Atwell’s world, opportunities are created when things break down. Over the last four months, Atwell and a team of engineers in Greenville, South Carolina, have been testing one of GE’s latest innovations – the 9HA.01 air-cooled gas turbine. The 866,000-pound machine promises to provide power producers the flexibility, efficiency and speed they need to accommodate the increasing use of intermittent wind and solar power.