Siemens is providing Dominion Energy, a subsidiary of one of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the US, with the company's first Mobile SVC STATCOM technology. The solution keeps the grid stable during disturbances and faults by providing fast and controlled reactive power. Siemens said it plans to deliver the first mobile device in mid-2018.
Florida Power & Light (FLP) Company, a principal subsidiary of NextEra Energy, is advancing plans to spend $888 million on Dania Beach Clean Energy Center Unit 7. Once all permits are in place, the 1,163-megawatt unit will be build next to FPL’s Lauderdale facilities in Dania Beach. According to the operator, the plant could be in service by June 1, 2022.
Bangladesh is not only very densely populated but also one of the fasted growing economies in the world, hence its need for electricity is enormous. Against this background, MAN Diesel & Turbo announced an order win by Confidence Power Holdings –a new customer – to deliver 15 gensets of the type 18V48/60, with a capacity of 18.55MW each. The gensets will be fitted to three of Confidence Power’s existing baseload power stations.
Andrew Ott, CEO PJM Interconnection, the independent operator of electricity wholesale markets in 13 U.S. states, has dismissed a proposal by the Department of Energy (DOE) to subsidize nuclear and old coal plants “simply unworkable.” In a press conference, he went even further by saying: "We believe it is contrary to law."
Predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, will be available on an Apple iPhone and iPad starting from Thursday, October 26. The launch of a new Predix software development kit for iOS will give developers the tools to design their own industrial IoT applications – helping power plant operators to monitor, and remote-control their generating assets.
Nearly six weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has not managed to fully eradicate blackouts. Partial service is now restored to 18% of customers in 35 out of 78 municipalities. Seeking to provide some relief, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded contracts for the installations of temporary power generators in the San Juan metropolitan area – the first round of gensets are due to start operations today.
GEMS software from Greensmith Energy, a Wärtsilä company, will be utilized to help realise 2.4 MW/2.4MWh energy storage system test bed that CW Group is realising on behalf of Singapore's Energy Market Authority (EMA) and SP Group, a leading energy utility in Asia Pacific. The facility is due to be fully operational during the latter part of 2018.
Project-centred and local decision making has been vital for Siemens to smoothly execute the €6 billion Egypt Mega-order. “For the first time, we have set up a specialized front office in-country which differs from our established matrix organisation,” Peter Ullrich, overall project director CCPP Megaproject Egypt told Gas to Power Journal. “Lean management is the way forward,” he said, indicating this approach will gain traction throughout the company.
Qatar’s Nebras Power has signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) with the two Indonesian companies Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali (PJB) to jointly developing an LNG-based power project (800 MW) together with a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) near Medan, Indonesia. Nebras agreed to invest $1 billion in the project.
Universal energy access, allowing billions to get electricity and clean cooking, is now within reach thanks to growing political will and falling costs, the International Energy Agency (IEA) The new report, Energy Access Outlook: from Poverty to Prosperity, presents an 'Energy for All' case; showing that providing universal access by 2030 would require an investment of $31 billion per year, equivalent to less than 2% of global energy investment.
Structural change in the U.S. manufacturing sector helps drive a continuous fall in energy intensity: Fuel consumption was up by 4.7%, while real gross output increased by 9.6%, or more than twice that rate, resulting in a 4.4% drop in energy intensity, according to EIA’s Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS).
Construction is “ahead of schedule” on the Power of Siberia gas trunkline that will convey gas from Yakutia and the Irkutsk Region to Russia's eastern regions and China. By now, Gazprom said it has completed more than 1,095 kilometers of the gas pipeline. On its European borders, Russia is simultaneously advancing both TurkStream and the controversial North Stream-2 project.
In a surprising gist, the South Korea President Moon Jae-in has signalled his readiness to accept findings of government advisors and restart mothballed nuclear reactors. LNG exporters are disappointed given that the President’s U-turn on his election promise means that there is unlikely to be the anticipated around 10 million ton (Mt) of extra LNG demand by 2030.
Pittsburg University gets over $777k more funding for research into 3D printing for gas turbines. Dr. Chyu and his research team will explore applications for an anti-oxidation coating that can help cool airfoils and other hot-section components in gas turbines.
PW Power Systems (PWPS), part of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, and PowerPHASE have partnered to offer a dry air injection system to PWPS gas turbine owners. “We’ll offer them the product on new gas turbines and they will help us on the integration with their FT8 gas turbine on existing power plants,” explained Bob Kraft, PowerPHASE President & CEO.