Having crossed the research and development stages, the commercialization of renewable biopower technologies in North America is now dependent on the financial incentives from government sources.
GE Power Systems has signed an agreement valued at approximately US$5.6 million to provide maintenance services for five gas turbines at four different oil refineries and petrochemical plants located throughout Spain.
Power producer Genesis Power has completed an NZ$800m ($462m) deal to secure an eight-year coal supply to the Huntly power plant, New Zealand's largest thermal electric station.
A new gasifier invention application has just been published at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
An international consortium led by Siemens Power Generation (PG) will build a gas turbine power plant in Muara Tawar, which is located on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital Jakarta. The order is valued at around €230m. PG also secured a contract worth about €150m to supply several gas turbines for a combined-cycle power plant in Egypt.
Oglethorpe Power Corporation has closed a transaction by which the corporation assumed ownership of two new generating facilities and implemented long-term financing for the plants.
Recent-model large-frame gas turbines have experienced some growing pains, but modifications and upgrades have increased their reliability substantially.
The Turbine Inlet Cooling Association (TICA) has launched a web site at http://www.turbineinletcooling.org with information about turbine inlet cooling (TIC) and membership in the association.