Deployment of carbon capture storage (CCS) technology is 'vital' for gas to remain classified as a low-carbon fuel and will allow for more coal and gas to be used for power generation than without CCS, Sean McCoy, analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA) told Gas to Power Journal.
Developing a blueprint for an EU-wide capacity remuneration mechanism (CRM) is "premature", Eurelectric said, suggesting that, if developed, CRM should guarantee the availability of peak-load capacity and not promote flexibility.
Seattle-based Summit Power Group and German technology company Linde have teamed up to develop commercial-scale natural gas-fired power plants that will capture up to 90% of carbon emissions.
Operators of power plants in Germany are facing a classic 'prisoner's dilemma' in economic terms and should prefer upgrading less efficient thermal capacity over plant closures which would let competitors enjoy higher returns, says IHS advisory services.
Electricite de France (EdF) is close to entering a deal with the Cambodian government to build a gas-fired power plant at the country's coast, adjacent to Total's offshore hydrocarbon block in disputed waters.
Sales of gas turbine inlet filters is forecast to rise to over $400 million this year, amid a surge in new-builds and coal-to-gas power plant conversions in U.S., spurred by record low gas prices. The gas segment will account for 6% of the $7 billion air filter market, McIlvaine analysts estimate.
Inlet air filters protect the high speed elements within the gas turbine from excessive wear. "As turbine performance has increased, so has the need to remove smaller and smaller particles," analysts stated in the Air Filtration and Purification World Markets report.
Ratnagiri Gas & Power Private Ltd (RGPPL) in India had to again stop producing electricity at its Dahbol power plant (1,967 MW) due to inadequate gas supplies, however an official was quick to say that the plant closure would not led to load-shedding.
To help cash-strapped operators of gas-fired power plants, Jürgen Tzschoppe, managing director at Statkraft Markets has called for capacity payments of as much as €15/kW per year as a 'temporary solution'.
Wärtsilä has won an order to supply generating sets and auxiliary equipment for new gas-fired power plant being build on behalf of the Portland General Electric Company, an investor owned utility.
Decarbonisation targets in the UK will have a profound effect on electricity markets, altering the patterns of demand and the power generation mix, says Stephen Woodhouse, director at Pöyry Management Consulting. A rise in low-carbon capacity, in his view, requires tradable balancing resource options.
Singapore's Senoko Energy today inaugurated the Stage 2 Repowering Project (420MW x 2) of Senoko Power Station, following the conversion of three oil-fired units (250 MW each) into two combined-cycle units with a combined capacity of 862 MW.
Combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G has sold more than 50% of its small-scale cogeneration systems to UK business customers under a 'pay-as-you-save' discount energy purchase scheme, without any upfront investment.
A new market design for German energy markets will not emerge in 2013, forecast Franzjosef Schafhausen, head of the German environment ministry's energy transition units, despite efforts of the government to reach a compromise with power producers in the debate over 'capacity payments' versus 'strategic reserve'.
The British government today unveiled new clauses to its proposed energy bill, specifying plans to largely decarbonise the power generation sector by 2030 in a move set to herald investment in new gas-fired capacity.
Germany needs a "reformed market design" whereby secure power generation capacity should be rewarded and renewable energy must take responsibility for its impact, says Trianel CEO Sven Becker. Operations of fossil power plants are loss-making as wholesale power prices are at rock-bottom lows, he told a press briefing at the E-World energy conference in Essen today.