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GE opens fuel cell facility in New York


General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells.

Johns Hopkins University Adds Onsite CHP


In an effort to reduce its energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland has contracted with American DG Energy Inc. to operate an onsite combined heat and power (CHP) system that will provide its Wolman Hall student housing facility with 592,000 KW-hr of electricity and 3,900 BTU of heat in the form of hot water.

Report: Combined-cycle unit additions hit 15-year low in 2013


The addition of combined-cycle units in 2013 dropped 50 percent from capacity additions in 2012, a 15-year low.

Pennsylvania agency works on air permits for 1,300-MW project


The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in an Aug. 23 notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin that it has gotten an air permit application from Lackawanna Energy Center LLC to construct a natural gas-fired combined-cycle plant to produce a nominal 1,300 MW in Jessup Borough, Lackawanna County.

TVA to retire coal fired Allen Fossil Plant, replace with gas plant


The Tennessee Valley Authority's board has voted to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural-gas facility.

Iberdrola awards Foster Wheeler contract for Heat Recovery Steam Generator for cogeneration project in Mexico


Iberdrola has awarded Foster Wheeler AG a contract to design and supply a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) for the Kimberly Clark de Mexico Ramos Arizpe cogeneration facility in Coahuila, Mexico.

Developers seek Marshall County officials' support for proposed natural gas-fired power plant


Developers of a proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Marshall County are seeking the county's support of the project.

Mexico to offer $4.9 billion in electric projects


Mexico says it expects to put out for bid $4.9 billion in electrical generation and natural gas pipeline projects as part of the opening of the nation's state-run energy sector.

D.C. Circuit upholds FERC approval of natural gas project


A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of a natural gas compressor station project developed by Millennium Pipeline Co.

Coal-to-gas conversion planned for Indiana power plant


Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) will file plans with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to convert Unit 7 at the Harding Street Generation Station from coal to natural gas.

EIA: Reasons for Growth of Natural Gas-Fired Generation to Vary by Region


The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that growth of natural gas-fired generation in the contiguous United States will increase in the long-term, but the reasons for this growth will vary by North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) region.

GE to supply Jenbacher gas engines for distributed power generation projects in Pennsylvania


GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) will supply its Jenbacher gas engine technology to IMG Midstream of Wexford, Pennsylvania, for two 20-MW projects serving the PJM Interconnection.  

Capstone awarded contract for 25 microturbines for E-Finity Distributed Generation


Capstone Turbine Corp., a clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems has received a contract for 25 Capstone C65 microturbines, totaling 1.6-MW, from E-Finity Distributed Generation.

Ground broken on combined-cycle natural gas-fired project in Pennsylvania


Gemma Power Systems LLC, Panda Power Funds, Siemens Energy (NYSE: SI) and others celebrated the groundbreaking of an 829-MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle project in Pennsylvania.

CMI installs boilers behind GE, Mitsubishi gas turbines


CMI Energy has received a supply contract from GE France (NYSE: GE) for two pressure level horizontal Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) for a power plant located in Kazan, Russia.

GE financial arm closes financing for natural gas-fired power plant


GE Energy Financial Services (GEFS), a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), and other lenders will provide $775 million for a 725-MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired power project in Maryland.

GE will invest $2B in Africa by 2018


General Electric (NYSE: GE) announced plans to invest $2 billion in facility development, skills training, and sustainability initiatives across Africa by 2018.

OG&E submits environmental compliance plan for three power plants


After unsuccessfully challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E), a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), filed an application with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission seeking approval of a plan to be in compliance with federal environmental regulations.  

Texas natural gas-fired power plant awarded GHG permit


Invenergy Thermal Development LLC was awarded a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit for a 165-MW simple-cycle natural gas-fired power plant in Texas.

Mississippi Power, Sierra Club end coal plant litigation


Mississippi Power will convert from coal to natural gas or retire several units at plants in south Mississippi and Greene County, Alabama, as part of an agreement to end litigation over construction of a coal-fired power plant in Kemper County.