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PE Volume 99 Issue 2


Florida Power & Light?s award-winning repowering project involved Units 4 and 5 of its Lauderdale Plant. The unit numbers were inadvertently misidentified in the December 1994 feature article on the Power Engineering and Power Engineering International OProject of the YearO award winners.

People: Ross D. Ain has been named senior vice president of Cogen Technologies...

People: Ross D. Ain has been named senior vice president of Cogen Technologies Inc....Carl Zeiss Inc. appointed Rob Siemers to division manager for surveying products, headquartered in Thornwood, N.Y., and Mike Kitaif to division manager for photogrammetry products, headquartered in Engelwood, Colo....Richard E. Balzhiser, Electric Power Research Institute president and CEO, became a member of the National Academy of Engineering....Copes-Vulcan appointed Roderic B. Karpen chairman and CEO....Ro

Business news and new business: GE Power Systems was awarded a $120 million...

Business news and new business: GE Power Systems was awarded a $120 million contract from Hermiston Generating Co. L.P. to supply power generating equipment for a new combined-cycle cogeneration facility in Hermiston, Ore....Power Industry Consultants Inc. has been awarded a contract by LFC Power Corp. to provide operations supervisor support at its 7.5-MW wood-fired plant in Madison, Fla.

Increasing consolidations/mergers expected for electric industry

The electric industry should expect an increasing number of consolidations and mergers, continuing stock volatility and deregulation in 1995, according to Lawrence D. Gilson, Arthur Anderson, Los Angeles, Calif., and Timothy P. Gardener, Arthur Anderson, Washington, D.C. Gilson and Gardner are the co-authors of Predictable Patterns: Navigating the Continuum from Protected Monopoly to Market Competition. This study describes five stages through which all regulated companies move and the behavior

UDI report highlights low-cost power plants

According to an analysis by Utility Data Institute (UDI), coal-fired power plants west of the Mississippi River burning low-sulfur coal are the least-cost producers of electricity in the United States. The U.S. Steam-Electric Plants: Five-Year Production Costs 1989-1993 confirmed the data for 707 power plants producing 85 percent of U.S. electric utility output. The report details $267 billion in expenses incurred for operations, maintenance and fuel during the last five years by 402 coal-fired

Integrated outages increase Surrys availability

Through Virginia Power?s and Westinghouse?s goal-oriented planning philosophy, teamwork and commitment, average outage duration has decreased significantly

Clean coal project nears commercial operation

At a power plant on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake in upstate New York, New York State Electric & Gas Corp. (NYSEG) has finished building and is now operating an advanced clean coal system that represents a first for the United States and a milestone for the nation?s coal-burning utilities. The system?s state-of-the-art technologies show how this country can use its vast coal reserves while reducing the fuel?s impact on the environment.

Competition is the major concern of electric utilities

Since passage of the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) in 1978, the United States? regulated electric utilities have faced continuing competition from unregulated independent electric power producers. Passage of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, particularly Title VII, opened the door further to competition from the unregulated sector of the industry.

Generating power with waste wood

Among the biomass renewables, waste wood has great potential with environmental and economic benefits

Groups to know; Sources for information

In the January, 1995, OEnvironmentally SpeakingO column of Power Engineering, we first mentioned the name of an organization worth knowing?The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Reader response included a letter that told us of a new organization worth watching. About to begin operations at this writing, the new group was formed at the University of Wyoming in 1993. Known as The Institute for Environment and Natural Resource Research and Policy (IENRRP), the organization seeks to devel


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