GE and Harbin Electric International Company Limited (HEI) announced they have successfully achieved the first fire of a GE 9HA gas turbine installed at the 1,180 MW Bhikki power plant in Pakistan.
The share of electricity generated from gas-fired power plants sold on the Italian day-ahead regulated electricity market continued to see year on year increases in January, standing at 53.3% of total sales against 46.1% in January 2016, according to data from exchange manager Gestore Mercati Energetici (GME).
UK energy regulator Ofgem has set levels of the price cap for households that have a prepayment arrangement for their energy bills.
Natural gas in the form of LNG is expected to continue playing a key role in Japan's energy mix in the future, despite some forecasts suggesting a decrease in consumption is to be expected compared to current levels, according to a senior official at major utility Tokyo Gas.
Capstone Turbine Corporation has received orders for a C800 Signature Series microturbine and two C1000 Signature Series microturbines for two oil and gas customers operating in the Marcellus Shale play.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has received an order for gas-fired gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation system equipments for Hongkong Electric' Lamma power station in Hong Kong.
Enel’s subsidiary Enel Brasil has finalised the purchase of a 94.8% stake in energy distributor Celg Distribuição for 2.187 billion Brazilian reais (around $640 million).
Wartsila's power generation business is increasingly focusing on renewable integration in power grids as well as a decentralised approach to energy generation, Melle Kruisdijk, Europe area vice president at Wartsila power plants said.
The combination of renewables and gas generation “has a bright future in the European energy system” he told Gas to Power Journal.
Electricity demand in Italy was up by 0.4% year on year in December 2016, standing at 26.2 TWh according to data released by Italian power grid operator Terna.
Iran's Mapna Boiler Company and Belgian industrial group CMI have signed an agreement for technology transfer and license agreement for heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) of F- and H-class turbines and higher capacities.
Wartsila is to supply equipment for the modernisation of t 55 MW combined heat and power Solikamsk thermal power station in Russia.
The company's scope covers an extended engineering and equipment delivery (EEQ), and includes Wartsila's 50SG engines running on natural gas.
Works on the pipeline system that will bring gas from Russia to China via the Eastern route are “running on schedule”, according to Gazprom, which is developing the project.
Natural gas had the biggest share in the European generation mix in 2016, with 183 GW installed, accounting for 20.3% of total installed generation capacity.
US energy supplier Upper Michigan Energy Resources filed an application with the Michigan Public Service Commission to build two gas-fired power plants in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Total volumes of electricity generated by Enel in 2016 fell 7.8% year on year, standing at 261.8 TWh, according to the company's 2016 preliminary consolidated results.