Because renewables are steadily increasing their share of the generation market, intermittency factors are creating a growing need for flexible power supplies that can quickly ramp up or down, depending on grid conditions. Today’s combined-cycle units are ideally suited for both peaking and baseload capacity.
Enabling the accurate analysis of trends and patterns and comparison of rate options is important for translating kW and kWh into dollars.
The Louisiana station consists of gas turbines, heat recovery steam generators, conventional boilers and steam turbines providing power and steam generation.
The Wärtsilä engines will have a combined output of 19MW and will increase the plant’s capacity by close to 67 percent.
The 7.7-MW power plant, which is fully islanded because of a lack of grid capacity in the region, includes four new MTU Onsite Energy Series 4000 gas generators and one diesel generator.
The Japanese national and former diplomat took over the IEA’s director general role in 2009. He was a strong opponent of nuclear proliferation and played a role in the tense negotiations with Iran
Volkswagen has been looking to sell its German-based power generation engine maker MAN Energy Solutions for several months.
U.S. electric utilities requested close to $7 billion in rate increases, which is more than most years recently but far from the peaks of more than $10 billion around 2010 and in the 1980s.
The utility was ripped by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on social media as he said that ConEd should have been more prepared for the extremely high temperatures hitting much of the U.S. in the past week.
Barry’s landfall, winds and rain knocked out power to more than 330,000 customers less than a week ago.