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Hawaii energy executives tell lawmakers plans for takeover


An official at NextEra Energy told Hawaii lawmakers that his company does not plan to lay off staff if it acquires Hawaiian Electric.

EPA permit paves way for $500M power plant in South Texas


Federal regulators have issued a permit that paves the way for construction of a $500 million power plant in South Texas.

Wärtsilä to deliver natural gas engines to Montana-Dakota Utilities


Wärtsilä will supply a 19-MW Smart Power Generation power plant to Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU) in Sidney, Montana, in the Bakken area.

Clyde Bergemann to supply emissions control equipment to Polish cogeneration power plant


The Clyde Bergemann Power Group Europe has received at $10 million contract, from SBB Energy, to design, supply and commission SO2 and dust reduction systems for the Będzin cogeneration plant in Poland.

GRDA Breaks Ground on Western Hemisphere’s First 501 J Series Gas Turbine


What will likely be the first Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems 501 J combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) in the Western Hemisphere to be connected to the grid is one step closer to becoming a reality.

WPS seeks approval to build $517Mn gas-fired generating unit


Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) has requested to build a $517 million, 400-MW natural gas-fired generating unit at its Fox Energy Center in Wrightstown.  

West Virginia Senate passes energy act repeal unopposed


The Republican-led West Virginia Senate passed a bill to eliminate a state alternative energy standard without opposition Wednesday -- a repeal the GOP promised on the campaign trail, but one that many stakeholders say has little impact one way or another.

Combined-cycle gas-fired turbine in the works for Oklahoma


The Industrial Company (TIC), a subsidiary of Kiewit Corp., was awarded a contract to build a combined-cycle gas-fired turbine in Oklahoma.

Dynegy delays power plant acquisition to submit additional info to FERC


Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN) announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has requested additional information to process and approve the company’s acquisition of Duke Energy’s (NYSE: DUK) Midwest Generation assets and retail business, and EquiPower Resources and Brayton Point Holdings assets.

Firm seeks to open $200 million refinery plant in NE Ohio


A British company has plans to build a $200 million refinery project in northeast Ohio that will convert natural gas to a cleaner type of diesel fuel.

GE gas-fired turbines to power TVA coal replacement project


GE (NYSE: GE) will supply two natural gas-fired turbine generators to help in the replacement of a coal-fired power plant in Tennessee.

Exelon, PHI reach agreement with New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on proposed merger


Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC) and Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM) have reached a settlement with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to review the two companies’ proposed merger, which was announced on April 30, 2014.

CPV touts economic impact of Connecticut power project


An affiliate of Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) has commissioned a study by the University of Connecticut that stresses the potential economic benefit of the proposed CPV Towantic natural gas power plant.

Abengoa to develop largest combined-cycle power plant in Mexico


Abengoa has been chosen by Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to develop the Norte III project, a 924-MW combined-cycle power plant in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico as part of the National Investment Plan 2014-2018 recently announced by the Mexican government.

PSEG Fossil advances Sewaren repowering project at PJM


PSEG Fossil LLC has proposed a natural gas-fired generating facility located in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, with a total capability of 625 MW with 625 MW of this output being recognized by PJM Interconnection as capacity.

GE supplies equipment for combined cycle, solar power project for Saudi Electricity Co.


Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC) has selected General Electric (NYSE:GE) for a project that marks Saudi Arabia’s first integration of a solar field with a combined-cycle power plant, and the first introduction of condensate as a gas turbine fuel.

Report: Grid-scale energy storage to reach $68Bn from 2014-2024


Global revenue from energy storage for the grid and ancillary services is expected to total $68.5 billion from 2014 through 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

Avenal Energy Center gets nine months to re-look at 600-MW project


The California Energy Commission on Dec. 30 agreed to a nine-month delay, until September of this year, on a construction start for the 600-MW Avenal Energy Center project.

PGE’s Port Westward Unit 2 plant goes online


Portland General Electric Company (PGE) announced last Friday that its Port Westward Unit 2 plant went into service Dec. 30 of last year. The 220-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired plant, located near Clatskanie, Ore., is highly efficient and designed for maximum flexibility in order to meet real-time fluctuations and integrate renewable resources.

Kemper County IGCC power plant cost increases $25mn


A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows the cost of the Kemper County power project has increased by another $25 million.