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MS Power coal-to-gas conversion nearly complete

02/27/2015

A coal-to-gas conversion project at a power plant operated by Mississippi Power is nearly complete.

Gas, solar, wind generation will dominate in the future

02/26/2015

Of the planned or under construction generation projects tracked by GenerationHub for the period between 2015 and 2017, 95% of the projects, which total 135.3 GW, are either natural gas, solar or wind facilities, Kent Knutson, director of Hub Services for PennWell, said on Feb. 19.

Toshiba steam generator in operations at Kemper IGCC power plant

02/25/2015

A Toshiba steam turbine is now operational at the Kemper county Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Plant in Mississippi.

Siemens to supply natural gas-fired turbines for Michigan power plant

02/24/2015

Siemens (NYSE: SI) is supplying two natural gas-fired turbines and one steam turbine for a combined-cycle power plant in Michigan.

Energy study: EPA’s Clean Power Plan will not jeopardize reliability of U.S. power system

02/20/2015

The design and implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, which is intended to reduce the U.S. electric system’s CO2 emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, will not jeopardize or compromise the reliability of the U.S. power system, according to a study by Analysis Group energy experts.

Exelon: EPA’s Carbon Rule for Existing Power Plants Can Be Implemented Reliably and on Time Using Existing Market Mechanisms

02/20/2015

The electric industry can achieve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) goal of reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants on schedule and at a minimal cost to consumers, and it can do it without harming grid reliability or compromising the efficiency of existing energy markets, Exelon has said.

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.

Energy storage system deployed in Ireland utilizes ultracapacitors

02/18/2015

Freqcon GmbH, a German-based developer and distributor of renewable energy systems, has deployed an energy storage system for the Tallaght Smart Grid Testbed in Ireland that utilizes Maxwell Technologies Inc. ultracapacitors and lithium-ion batteries provided by Maxwell Technologies.

Ameren offers modifications to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

02/18/2015

Ameren Corp. has proposed one of the first alternatives to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), publishing a white paper asserting that constructive and common-sense alterations to the CPP are needed to avoid the imposition of staggering costs on utility customers and significant risks to electric grid reliability.

Job losses inevitable at Avon Lake NRG Energy power plant

02/16/2015

In a development that could cost several dozen people their jobs, NRG Energy is contemplating the conversion of its Avon Lake coal-fired power plant to natural gas—this according to an article from the Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria, Ohio.

Mississippi Power must refund $281mn to customers for Kemper IGCC project

02/13/2015

AWEA Report: Wind power can help U.S. meet EPA Clean Power Plan

02/12/2015

According to a new report released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), adding wind power can help the U.S. meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan by cutting carbon pollution while keeping the lights on.

Siemens awarded order for construction of 200-MW combined cycle plant in Malta

02/11/2015

Siemens has been awarded an order by Electrogas Malta for the turnkey construction of a 200-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant (CCPP).

Kemper power plant overruns climb another $45 million

02/04/2015

Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) said it will spend at least another $45 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing total costs to nearly $6.2 billion.

Reactions swift after DOE ends FutureGen 2.0

02/04/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced late Tuesday that it was ending work on the FutureGen 2.0 clean coal project in Illinois.

Department of Energy suspends FutureGen

02/03/2015

The Department of Energy says it has suspended the long-planned FutureGen clean-coal project in western Illinois.

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.

Industry reps, regulators to debate Obama carbon limits

01/28/2015

Representatives of Wisconsin industries, state regulators and an environmental group are set to clash over President Obama's new limits on carbon emissions during a legislative hearing.

Senate panel passes energy-efficiency utility bill

01/23/2015

Major utility companies would be able to develop their own energy-efficiency programs and charge customers to implement them under a bill that cleared a state Senate committee Thursday, but the panel's chairman said the bill still needs a lot of work.

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.