An ownership consortium consisting of E.ON, HSE, Mainova, and N-ERGIE has officially notified the German energy regulator and the network operator TenneT of its plans to shut down Irsching 5 on April 1, 2016.
E.ON furthermore asked the regulator to shut down its Irsching 4 unit on the same date, claiming the lack of plant dispatch for merchant power has rendered operations unprofitable.
UK and Scottish Governments have vowed to jointly provide £4.2 million for industrial research and feasibility work for a full–chain 570 MW Carbon-Capture-Storage (CCS) coal-gasification power station in Grangemouth, Scotland. If realised the Grangemouth project would follows a design approved in Texas by U.S regulators.
Financial incentives for cogeneration under Romania's revised energy efficiency law have spurred Bepco to install four combined heat and power (CHP) plants in the city of Brasov. The upgraded plants, driven eleven Jenbacher Type 6 gas engines, are generating 42 MW of electricity and 38 MW of heat for the local community.
A major blackout has hit large parts of Amsterdam as well as the wider province of North Holland this morning, forcing Schiphol airport to cancel all flights to and from the city. About 90 minutes after the outage struck, Dutch power grid operator TenneT said that electricity has been partly restored in the densely populated region. The TSO explained the incident was caused by a "technical fault" at a substation in the Amsterdam suburb of Diemen.
Major U.S. utility Dominion Virginia Power has proposed to build a gas-fired power station with a capacity of about 1,600 MW in Greensville County at a cost of more than $1 billion. The combined-cycle facility would consist of three gas combustion turbines and a steam turbine.
Expanding its rental operations in Australia, GE's sales and service provider for Jenbacher gas engines Clarke Energy has stuck a deal to supply three J320s to Horizon's short-term power project. With a capacity of 3 MW, the engines will supply electricity for the remote coastal town of Onslow, Western Australia, prior to the construction of a permanent power station.
The Cabinet of India has given permission for supply of more LNG to power producers in a bid to rescue and revive stranded generation assets. Gas supply is limited by regasfication and import capacity, so utilities are asked to participate in a reverse auction by bidding the lowest amount of subsidy they need to produce electricity at Rs 5.50 per unit.
Dr Sam Amadi, chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued an on-grid licence for the 1,080 MW gas-fired Oma Power Plant, located in Abia State. "It is an ambitious venture, but doable," he said, with reference to Nigeria's urgent need for new generating capacity.
Project partners in Israel's vast offshore Tamar gas field are edging closer to signing three natural gas supply deals with the Alon Tabor and Ramat Gabriel IPPs as well as a generator build in the Sorek desalination facility.
Japan's Toshiba Corp. today announced it has won an order to supply a 472-megawatt steam turbine and generator (STG) for the Allen Combined Cycle Power Plant, under construction in Memphis by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The equipment will be delivered in October 2016, for the plant to come online in June 2018.
Blaming growth in renewable energy for the closure of its Southdown gas-fired power station, New Zealand's utility Mighty River Power confirmed it will shut down the 140 MW gas-fired station at the end of this year. The utility has been investing in new geothermal plants to complement a hydro power peaking plant near Auckland.
Swiss industrial engineering firm Sulzer has signed an agreement with GE to become the exclusive licensed repair provider for LM5000 turbines, with works to be undertaken at its Sulzer's service centre in Houston. Under the accord, GE will make LM5000 parts, drawings, manuals and service bulletins available to Sulzer, along with on-site technical assistance.