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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.

Combined cycle power plant to use Toshiba steam turbine and generator

03/25/2015

Toshiba Corp. said it is providing a 472-MW steam turbine and generator (STG) for a combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant under construction in Tennessee.

EPE begins commercial operations of Montana Power Station Units 1, 2

03/23/2015

El Paso Electric (EPE, NYSE: EE) announced that Units 1 and 2 at the Montana Power Station (MPS) —located in El Paso, Texas— have reached commercial operations.

Energy efficiency might slow coal’s bleeding under EPA CO2 plan

03/19/2015

Natural gas combined-cycle generation is destined to benefit under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, although the dash-to-gas won't be quite as severe if states make energy efficiency part of their compliance plan.

New Mexico regulators to hear from public about power plant

03/18/2015

New Mexico regulators are scheduled to take more public testimony on a plan to shutter half of an aging coal-fired power plant that supplies communities around the Southwest.

Alberta’s largest natural gas-fired facility reaches operations

03/12/2015

ENMAX Corp. (ENMAX) and Capital Power Corp. (TSX: CPX, Capital Power) announced that the Shepard Energy Centre — an 800-MW natural gas-fired, combined-cycle facility located in east Calgary, Canada — is now fully operational.

NRG Texas Power nears permit for new unit at Bertron power plant

03/11/2015

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on March 10 posted to its website a March 6 notice that it intends to approve a greenhouse gas permit for NRG Texas Power LLC covering the planned Unit 5 at the SR Bertron power plant in Harris County.

Miss. Power Co. announces start of gasifier at Kemper plant

03/10/2015

Mississippi Power Co. announced Monday that it had fired up gasifiers at its Kemper County power plant for the first time.

APPA chief calls EPA CO2 plan ‘simply unworkable’

02/23/2015

American Public Power Association (APPA) President and CEO Susan Kelly told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Feb. 19 that reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) is important but the current proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as currently drafted is not ready for prime time.

Siemens commissions new gas turbine burner test center

02/23/2015

Siemens (NYSE: SI) has commissioned its Clean Energy Center, a new burner test center for gas turbines near Berlin, at its gas turbine manufacturing plant.

Consumers Energy says it will have needed capacity in Michigan's Lower Peninsula

02/19/2015

Consumers Energy assured its customers on Feb. 17 that it has the electric power they need, despite an electric supply shortfall forecast by a federal reliability organization for Michigan's Lower Peninsula in 2016.

FERC chair says EPA CO2 plan will affect infrastructure planning

01/28/2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan will have a big impact on infrastructure planning Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Cheryl LaFleur told a Washington, D.C. gathering at the National Press Club on Jan. 27.

State of energy generation is strong, trade group officials say

01/22/2015

The day after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address, leaders of various energy industry sectors gathered in Washington, D.C. to say that the state of energy production is strong.

Republicans: Obama missed the mark on energy issues during State of the Union

01/21/2015

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union, and the first with Republicans controlling both houses of Congress.