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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.

Wärtsilä to deliver Smart Power Generation plant to Kansas municipal utility


Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to supply a 56-MW Smart Power Generation power plant to Coffeyville Municipal Light & Power (CMLP) in Kansas.

University of Iowa proposes $75 million power plant


University of Iowa officials are ready to begin planning a steam production plant on the west side of the school's campus.

Basin Electric wants to expand Williston-area power station


Basin Electric Power Cooperative wants to expand the capacity of its 135-megawatt Pioneer Generating Station about 15 miles northwest of Williston.

MS Power coal-to-gas conversion nearly complete


A coal-to-gas conversion project at a power plant operated by Mississippi Power is nearly complete.

Governors looking to expand renewable energy, natural gas


The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are joining forces to look for ways to increase the region's reliance on renewable energy sources while also expanding natural gas capacity.

Gas, solar, wind generation will dominate in the future


Of the planned or under construction generation projects tracked by GenerationHub for the period between 2015 and 2017, 95% of the projects, which total 135.3 GW, are either natural gas, solar or wind facilities, Kent Knutson, director of Hub Services for PennWell, said on Feb. 19.

First two units at El Paso power plant due for completion by March 31


El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) said in a Feb. 25 earnings report that it is nearing completion of the first two 88-MW units at the gas-fired Montana power plant in Texas.

Toshiba steam generator in operations at Kemper IGCC power plant


A Toshiba steam turbine is now operational at the Kemper county Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Plant in Mississippi.

EU investigates GE, Alstom $17B acquisition


The European Commission is conducting an in-depth investigation on whether GE's (NYSE: GE) proposed acquisition of Alstom SA’s Thermal Power, Renewable Power & Grid businesses will cause large gas turbines costs to rise.

Siemens to supply natural gas-fired turbines for Michigan power plant


Siemens (NYSE: SI) is supplying two natural gas-fired turbines and one steam turbine for a combined-cycle power plant in Michigan.

APPA chief calls EPA CO2 plan ‘simply unworkable’


American Public Power Association (APPA) President and CEO Susan Kelly told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Feb. 19 that reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) is important but the current proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as currently drafted is not ready for prime time.

Capital Power has gas and wind projects due for operation this year


The in-construction gas-fired Shepard Energy Centre and the K2 Wind project are both expected to commence commercial operations in 2015 and to have a positive impact on earnings and funds from operations, said Capital Power Corp. (TSX:CPX) in a Feb. 23 earnings statement.

Siemens commissions new gas turbine burner test center


Siemens (NYSE: SI) has commissioned its Clean Energy Center, a new burner test center for gas turbines near Berlin, at its gas turbine manufacturing plant.

U.S. utilities will adapt to energy policy changes


A report says utilities in the U.S. will be able to adapt to changing market conditions, regulatory procedures and emerging trends and technologies.

GE delivers equipment for natural gas-fired power plant in Turkey


GE (NYSE: GE) has entered into a 20-year contractual services agreement (CSA) with GAMA Enerji for an 840-MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Kirikkale, Turkey.

Black & Veatch picked as owner’s engineer for natural gas-fired projects


Exelon (NYSE: EXC) picked Black & Veatch as owner’s engineer for two combined-cycle natural gas-fired projects in Texas.

Consumers Energy says it will have needed capacity in Michigan's Lower Peninsula


Consumers Energy assured its customers on Feb. 17 that it has the electric power they need, despite an electric supply shortfall forecast by a federal reliability organization for Michigan's Lower Peninsula in 2016.

Ameren offers modifications to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan


Ameren Corp. has proposed one of the first alternatives to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), publishing a white paper asserting that constructive and common-sense alterations to the CPP are needed to avoid the imposition of staggering costs on utility customers and significant risks to electric grid reliability.