Spanish manufacturer Himoinsa, together with its distributor in Romania, All Generating, has opened a new logistics warehouse in Ilfov, Bucharest. The market volume for electrical generators in Romania is currently estimated at 20 million euros, and Himoinsa said its new warehouse can also serve customers in Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania, Slovakia, Moldova and Croatia.
Tucson Electric Power (TEP), a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., has asked Wärtsilä of Finland to provide 50SG gas engines for a new power plant project. The 200-MW facility, under development in Arizona, will be situated on a brownfield site that currently hosts both gas-fired and renewable energy assets.
US officials in the Trump administration have issued a presidential permit for the controversial Valley Crossing Pipeline as part of an international pipeline project. With a capacity of 2.6 Bcf/day, the new pipeline will ensure steady exports of US shale gas to Mexico, reducing the latter’s need for spot LNG cargoes.
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.