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Gas Plant Updates Show Equipment, Licensing Milestones


Developers of new natural gas power plants made headway with licensing, equipment and vendors during mid-to-late September, according to information gathered by GenerationHub.

GE Confirms Order of 1st Dual-Fuel H-Class Turbine in the World


Expanding on GE’s announcement of its 18th and 19th H-class gas turbine orders, the company has confirmed that the new 7HA.02 gas turbine to be installed at PSEG Power’s Sewaren 7 combined-cycle power plant in New Jersey will be the first H-class turbine in the world capable of dual-fuel operation.

GE's New High-Efficiency HA Gas Turbines Bound for Projects in New Jersey, Korea


GE’s new high-efficiency gas turbines will soon provide clean, reliable power for projects on opposite sides of the globe.  The 7HA.02 gas turbines are replacing aging plants in New Jersey and Korea.

Siemens Sets 15-Year Goal to Become Climate Neutral


Siemens has announced plans to become the world’s first major industrial company to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint.

Upgrade to California Combined-Cycle Plant to Boost Efficiency, Output


Southern California Edison has reached a multiyear agreement with General Electric to upgrade Mountainview Generating Facility, a 1,054-MW plant in Redlands, California.

Kansas Gets 1st Combined-Cycle Power Plant with Conversion of Coal-Fired Plant


Empire District Electric Co.’s Riverton Power Plant is in the process of being converted from coal to natural gas – the company's response to new emission standards for mercury, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter.

New Simple-Cycle Plant Supports Renewables, Powers Irrigation in Texas


The Golden Spread Electric Cooperative today cut the ribbon on its Elk Station power plant near Lubbock, Texas. The 202-MW facility began commercial operation June 12, 2015 and now celebrates the successful validation of all technical metrics.

Xcel Energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20 percent in past decade


Xcel Energy has become the first utility in the country to register nearly a decade’s worth of greenhouse gas emissions data with The Climate Registry.

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."

Gas industry, enviros weigh in on EPA's methane reduction plan


Industry and environmental groups sit on both sides of the fence after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released potential greenhouse gas emissions regulations for the oil and gas industry.

US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half


The Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade in an unprecedented step to curb climate change.

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.

Greenridge coal plant in NY to be revived - without coal


The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is out for public comment until Sept. 11 on an air permit change that would allow the revival of Unit 4 of the Greenidge power plant, shut since 2011, with coal no longer an allowed fuel.

Simple-cycle natural gas-fired power plant breaks ground


Gemma Power Systems LLC received a limited notice to proceed to begin turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract with Exelon West Medway II LLC for a simple-cycle natural gas-fired power plant in Massachusetts for $100 million.

U.S. carbon pollution from power plants hits 27-year low


The Energy Department says heat-trapping pollution from U.S. power plants hit a 27-year low in April.

Brunswick combined-cycle power plant is 75% complete, Dominion says


Dominion (NYSE:D) Chairman, President and CEO Thomas Farrell II said Aug. 5 that construction of the 1,400-MW Brunswick combined-cycle natural gas power plant in Virginia is 75% complete and there are roughly 1,400 workers on site.

Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits


President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply.

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.

NC state lawmaker offers plan to delay action on EPA rules


A North Carolina senator introduced legislation on Wednesday to block state agencies from taking action on expected Environmental Protection Agency rules to cut carbon emissions on power plants until the rules complete what will likely be a lengthy legal challenge.

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.