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Dominion Va. Power proposes $1 bn, natural gas-fired power plant


Dominion Virginia Power (NYSE: D) said the company is proposing to build a $1 billion, 1,600-MW natural gas-fired power plant in Greensville County.

Video: 9HA.01 Gas Turbine Testing Nears Completion


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.

Natural gas CHP plant in Florida breaks ground


Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (NYSE: CPK) broke ground on a $40 million combined heat and power plant in Florida.

Combined cycle power plant to use Toshiba steam turbine and generator


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


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.

Natural gas may be considered for new UAF power plant


The University of Alaska may consider natural gas for its proposed new power plant at UA Fairbanks after an initial design for a coal-fired plant came in well over budget.

Economic study says EPA regulations threaten Wyoming coal


A new economic study says pending federal regulations to limit carbon emissions from existing coal-fired power plants threaten to hit Wyoming's coal industry hard in coming years.

New Mexico regulators to hear from public about power plant


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.

Milwaukee medical center plans to buy power plant, convert to natural gas


Milwaukee County Regional Medical Center is negotiating to buy a coal-burning power plant currently owned by We Energies in Wauwatosa, and plans to convert it to natural gas before the 2015 heating season, reports the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

MHI to jointly develop natural gas cogeneration system


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Toho Gas Co. Ltd. will jointly develop a new 450 kW natural gas cogeneration system for the Japanese market.

Rockport coal-gasification project canceled


The Indiana Department of Environmental Management rescinded an air-quality permit for Leucadia National Corp.’s planned Rockport coal gasification plant.

Maryland PSC to take a little longer with review of revamped Mattawoman project


So the parties have extra time to look over some new project details, the Maryland Public Service Commission has pushed back by a couple of months its deadline for deciding on a 2013 application for the gas-fired Mattawoman Energy LLC project.

GE delivers 2.7 GW in natural gas turbine technology to Egypt


GE (NYSE: GE) signed major contracts with the government of Egypt to deliver 2.683 GW in aeroderivative and heavy-duty gas turbines to power plants in the country.

Xcel to add solar power to its New Mexico-Texas portfolio


Two planned solar generating stations are expected to boost Xcel Energy's renewable energy portfolio for electric customers in New Mexico and Texas.

Alberta’s largest natural gas-fired facility reaches operations


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


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.

U.Va. partnership aimed at environmentally friendly energy


The University of Virginia has formed a partnership to advance research on new and environmentally friendly energy sources.

TVA plan outlines intent to shut more coal capacity in next couple of years


A new draft environmental impact statement (EIS) released March 9 by the Tennessee Valley Authority outlines how the federal utility ot shutting down coal-fired power and shifting its generating mix toward cleaner sources, including gas, nuclear and solar.

Bills would guarantee dominance by 2 big Michigan utilities


Michigan would end 15 years of competition in the electricity market and its 10 percent renewable power requirement would be left intact - but not rise - under a rewrite of the state's energy law proposed Thursday by a key Republican.

FPSC approves PPA for Chesapeake Utilities to receive energy from CHP facility


The Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) has approved a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) where Florida Public Utilities Co. (FPU), a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (NYSE: CPK), will receive power from a 20-MW combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Nassau County, Florida. Eight Flags Energy is developing the project.