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GAO looks at reliability impacts of changing power generation mix


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on June 29 released a study provided a month before to members of Congress that looks at how the mix of energy sources for electricity generation has changed, and the growth in electricity consumption has slowed.

Maryland natural gas-fired power plant begins operations


The 120-MW Perryman 6 natural gas-fired power unit in Maryland began commercial operation.

Appalachian Power explains lack of more coal-to-gas conversions


The Appalachian Power Co. (APCo) unit of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) told the West Virginia Public Service Commission on June 24 that it never did it a complete study on the costs of converting several recently-shut coal units to natural gas, but such conversions are generally too expensive and that this capacity isn't needed anyway.

Wisconsin Public Service nears air permit for Fox Energy Center upgrade project


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is taking public comment until July 20 on a draft air permit change that will allow Wisconsin Public Service Corp. to upgrade the two existing units at its Fox Energy Center.

Analyst: Slim savings as cost of Georgia nuclear plant rises


A new analysis shows the rising cost of a nuclear plant in Georgia largely erodes the savings that Southern Co. secured after the project was first approved.

Siemens to power Turkey’s largest cogeneration power plant


Siemens (NYSE: SI) has entered into an agreement to supply a gas and steam turbine package for the 320-MW Ciner Kazan Soda combined-cycle cogeneration power plant (CHP) - the largest of its kind in Turkey — for the China Tianchen Engineering Corp. (TCC).

GE, Cascade to improve gas turbine combustion using super computers


GE has announced a multi-year joint development agreement with the Palo Alto-based Cascade Technologies, Inc.

Gulf LNG companies seek FERC approval for Louisiana project


Gulf LNG Liquefaction Co. (GLLC) and Gulf LNG Energy (GLE) on June 19 collectively filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting authority to construct and operate new natural gas liquefaction and export facilities at GLE’s existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal located in Jackson County, Mississippi, near Pascagoula.

EPRI awarded $3mn to research power plant dry cooling technologies


The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) won a $3 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a novel dry cooling technology for thermal power plants.

PSEG fossil acquires natural gas-fired power project in Maryland


PSEG Fossil, a subsidiary of PSEG Power, acquired a 755-MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired power project in Maryland from Genesis Power LLC and a private equity fund managed by Ares EIF Management LLC.

Siemens to deliver, maintain gas-fired power plant equipment


Siemens (NYSE: SI) will supply and service equipment for a planned 675-MW natural gas-fired power plant in New York.

Emissions levels can peak by 2020, IEA says


Global energy emissions could peak as soon as 2020 if the world bans the construction of new coal-fired power stations, phases out subsidies for fossil fuels, and increases the use of power fueled by nuclear, natural gas and renewable resources, according to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).  

Siemens delivers first oil-free steam turbine to Vattenfall


Siemens has delivered the first steam turbine (10-MW) that operates almost entirely without lubricants.

Siemens to deliver industrial turbines with Centrax


Siemens (NYSE: SI) has extended its packaging agreement for gas turbines, to 31 European Countries, with engineering company Centrax Ltd. The contract was reached at POWER-GEN Europe 2015.

GE awarded long-term service agreement for new combined-cycle power plant in Russia


GE Power Generation Services has been awarded a 16-year contractual service agreement (CSA) by the Russian energy company OJSC for the new Kazanskaya CHP-2 combined-cycle gas power plant in Kazan (Russia’s Tatarstan region).

Siemens signs extension contracts for two Pennsylvania power plants


Talen Energy Corp. has awarded Siemens two long-term service contract extensions for the 623-MW Lower Mount Bethel and 705-MW Ironwood combined-cycle gas power plants in Pennsylvania.

Peter Davidson, LPO Exec. Director, announces resignation


Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the Loan Programs Office with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced he is leaving his position effective June 30.

Fueled by residential growth, US installs 1.3 GW of PV in Q1 2015


The U.S. residential solar market grew 76 percent over year-over-year during the first quarter of 2015 — installing 437-MW of photovoltaics (PV) — according to a recent report by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

CPV proposes Pennsylvania natural gas-fired power plant


A Boston company wants to build a $900 million natural gas-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania.

Wartsila to power British Virgin Islands


Wärtsilä has agreed to supply an extension to the Pockwood Pond Power Generating Station in the British Virgin Islands, owned by the British Islands Electricity Corp.