Southern Power is selling the Mankato Energy Center to Xcel Energy for $650 million.
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.
Starwood is acquiring the 325-MW combined cycle Garrison Energy Center in Delaware and the 503-MW RockGen Energy Center peaker facility in Wisconsin.
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 Energy is planning for several power plant retirements and contract expirations in the mid-2020s.
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.
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.