India’s state-run North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (Neepco) has been forced to delay and downscale its combined-cycle gas power project at Monarchak after ONGC more than halved gas supply. This meant that the 500 MW project could only be realized based on a 65.42 MW gas turbine and 36.25 MW steam turbine – ready to start as and when there'll be fuel.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is working with GE on a pilot project on effective Distributed Energy Resource Management (DERM) in California. The aim is to maintain reliable operation of the distribution network with the increase in distributed energy through solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage.
Energy Solutions is investing $2 billion in three gas power projects in West Virginia. The $615 million Moundsville Power plant, realised together with equity partner Quantum Utility Generation, is scheduled to start operation in summer of 2019; while the Harrison and Brooke plant projects are still at a preliminary stage.
Plans to realise one of Nigeria’s largest power projects – a 1,000 MW gas-fired plant in the Niger Delta – have been suspended by Transnational Corp with reference to gas shortages. “How do you make the investments when you are generating far below your current capacity due to gas problems,’’ CEO Emmanuel Nnorom told reporters.
Eight Flags Energy, Chesapeake’s latest CHP baseload power unit, is now in full operation and produces enough electricity to meet half of Amalia Island’s demand. All steam output is sold to Rayonier for use in its nearby pulp and paper mill. The CHP is expected to generate $3.7 million in margin in 2016, and $7.3 million on an annual basis.