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Invenergy announces commercial operation of Nelson Energy Center in Illinois


Invenergy Clean Power announced the start of commercial operation of its 600-MW Nelson Energy Center, a natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Lee County, Illinois.  

Siemens to provide the first H-class power plant technology in Mexico


Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply two SGT6-8000H gas turbines and two generators to Mexico.

Army post near Baltimore breaking ground for new power plant


The Army is breaking ground for a more efficient power plant at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground near Baltimore.

Credit rater to downgrade Mississippi Power on Kemper woes


The decision by a group of electrical cooperatives to pull out of planned purchase of 15 percent of a Kemper County power plant is likely to mean a credit downgrade for Mississippi Power Co.

MHPS to supply M501J gas, steam turbines to new combined-cycle power plant in Korea


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), jointly with Marubeni Corp., has received an order for two M501J gas turbines and a steam turbine for the new 950-MW Pyeongtaek Combined Cycle Power Plant in Korea.

Business leaders throw support behind coal plant proposal


Business leaders on Thursday outlined the economic devastation they say could come if New Mexico regulators fail to approve a plan to shut down part of a decades-old coal-fired power plant to meet a federal mandate.

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


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.

Electrical cooperative pulls out of Kemper power plant deal


The entity that procures power for many Mississippi electric cooperatives Wednesday pulled out of a deal to buy 15 percent of the $6.2 billion Kemper County power plant, blowing a hole in Mississippi Power's financing plan for the project.

Siemens to provide long-term service at Brooklyn Navy Yard cogeneration plant


Siemens has been awarded a long-term service agreement for the Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Power Plant in New York City.

PJM evaluates expansion of gas-fired Zion Energy Center in Illinois


Zion Energy LLC is looking to uprate the three combustion turbines at its gas-fired power plant in Illinois, said PJM Interconnection in a May 19 study on the project, which is covered by PJM queue #Y3-013.

Duke plans to build natural gas-fired plant in Asheville


Duke Energy said Tuesday it will build a $750 million natural gas plant to replace its troubled coal-fired Asheville plant as the company turns to cleaner energy to generate electricity.

Exelon and Pepco Holdings to fulfill conditions from Maryland Public Service Commission merger order


Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings Inc. today announced that the companies have completed their review of the Maryland Public Service Commission’s order approving their merger and have committed to fulfill the modified, more stringent conditions and package of customer benefits imposed by the Commission.

Cheryl LaFleur addresses changes at FERC and in wider energy world


There are plenty of changes taking place both at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the wider power and natural gas industry it regulates, FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur told a May 15 gathering sponsored by ICF International in Washington, D.C.

Xcel Energy says more time needed for Clean Power Plan targets


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) will cause a big shift in the country’s generating resources and will serve as an opportunity for job creation, but more time is needed to meet the plan’s goals, according to panelists at TransmissionHub’s TransForum West in Denver.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas receives order for three M501J gas turbines from Virginia Electric Power Company


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPSA) has received an order from Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) in Richmond, Virginia for the supply of three M501J gas turbines to be installed at VEPCO’s Greensville County Power Station (subject to project approval by the State Corporation Commission).

EIA says gas generation could nearly catch up with coal this season


The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Short-Term Energy Outlook on May 12 and it suggests that the amount of domestic electricity generated from natural gas could essentially catch up with coal’s share this spring.

MHPS to supply gas turbine to CHP plant in India


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) subsidiary, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems India Private Ltd. (MHPS India), has been awarded a contract by Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO) to supply its H-25 gas turbine for a 22-MW combined heat and power (CHP) supply plant.

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


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.

Dominion CEO: More power plants will be needed in Virginia


Dominion (NYSE:D) is 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.

EIA: Natural gas, renewables to meet increased electricity demand


Natural gas and renewable energy generating sources are expected to meet all of the increase of electricity use between 2013 and 2040, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).