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ERCOT: Load impact of COVID-19 minimal so far

No one can doubt the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on economic activity and burden to the health care industry. The fiscal hit and human tolls are enormous tragedies. One grid independent system operator’s...

NRG Energy operations leader Moser joins keynote at POWERGEN

POWERGEN International is adding another major utility executive to its roster of keynote speakers for the conference this November in New Orleans. Chris Moser, who oversees all plant operations for NRG Energy, will be a...

Vistra Energy shutting down four coal-fired plants to meet Illinois pollution rules

Competitive market power generator Vistra Energy will close four coal-fired power plants in Illinois to meet state mandates on pollution standards. The company will shutter the Coffeen, Duck Creek, Havana and Hennepin power plants. Together...

Second GTCC unit completed at Mankato Energy Center in Minnesota

Southern Power is selling the Mankato Energy Center to Xcel Energy for $650 million.

Capstone shipping gas-fired microturbine to power Wyoming compressor station

Capstone’s C600 Signature Series stand-alone microturbine will run all electric power equipment at a remote and unmanned compressor station while running on locally available high-pressure natural gas.

Calpine Corp. sells two gas-fired plants to Starwood equity firm

Starwood is acquiring the 325-MW combined cycle Garrison Energy Center in Delaware and the 503-MW RockGen Energy Center peaker facility in Wisconsin. 

Capstone Turbine gains new orders for Mexico CHP projects

The C200 systems will be installed at an energy drink manufacturer where the thermal energy will be used to create steam for the manufacturing process, and the two C65s will be installed at a produce packager where the exhaust will be used to create chilled water used in the vegetable packaging process. 

Xcel Acquiring Gas-fired Mankato Energy Center from Southern for $650M

Xcel Energy is planning for several power plant retirements and contract expirations in the mid-2020s.

Negotiating the Power Delivery Squeeze for Midwestern Utilities

To understand how to approach the power gen dilemma, it is illustrative to look at the city of Lebanon, Ohio. Lebanon’s municipal utility illustrates both the opportunities and the challenges presented by today’s power markets. 

Putting the Proof to the Test: Case Study on Duke Energy’s Distribution Feeder Upgrade

Duke Energy launched a proof of concept effort to better understand the roles automation and telecom technologies should play. The company’s objective is to develop greater expertise in these technologies through exploring opportunities to integrate high-speed automation switching solutions into its modernized distribution grid designs to improve electric service reliability for its customers.

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