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PE Volume 107 Issue 9

Alliant Energy Converting Waste to kW

Alliant Energy-Wisconsin Power and Light and the Sauk County Landfill have placed into service a project that captures methane gas produced by decomposing waste at the landfill and burns it to generate electricity with microturbines.

Chicago Museum Goes Green With Cogen System

The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, which recently installed a 1.75 MW cogeneration system to provide up to 80 percent of the museum's heat, hot water and electricity, hopes to develop the green installation into what may be the only working cogeneration museum exhibit in the world.

Construction and Contracts

Anchorage Municipal Light and Power has chosen Power Maintenance Resources Inc. to provide major field maintenance and material supply services to the George Sullivan Power Station near Anchorage, Alaska.

GE High-efficiency Generator Design Validated

General Electric reports that a demonstration model for a new, high-temperature superconducting (HTS) generator has been successfully tested.

Added Operational Flexibility Would Boost Combined-Cycle Profits

Gas turbines, especially in combined-cycle configurations, typically provide high efficiencies and low emissions, particularly under ideal temperature and humidity conditions.

Business Briefs

TheEnergySite, which disassembles power generation equipment and sells the components, has purchased a new 75,000 square-foot facility in Norcross, Georgia.

First Supercritical Unit Designated Historical Landmark

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has designated American Electric's Power's former Philo Unit 6 an Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark for numerous groundbreaking technological advances.

Natural Gas Uncertainty Prevailing Concern At COAL-GEN ’03

Concern surrounding natural gas supplies and prices was clearly the most broadly expressed theme at the COAL-GEN Conference and Exposition in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 6-8, which drew nearly 1,800 attendees and almost 170 exhibitors.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Exelon will give up ownership of three 800 MW units in Massachusetts — Mystic 8 and 9 and Fore River — to a consortium of bank lenders.

Blade Advances = Better Efficiency/Life

The most critical aspect of steam turbine efficiency and reliability is the steam path design.

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