The government of Iran is seeking bids from the private sector to realise plans to develop a 500 MW power plant on the island of Abu Musa in the eastern Persian Gulf, near the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz. The proposed plant will generate both power for water purification and for the local local electricity grid.
U.S. microturbine developer FlexEnergy announced it has delivered 40 of its MT250 gas turbine generators to Russian firm Distributed Generating Company (DGC). The 250 kW units will be deployed at sites throughout the Russian Federation to provide baseload and cogeneration for small scale commercial use.
For the second time Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) has delayed planned power auctions for new capacity. To give developers more time to submit proposals for hydro power and fossil plant projects, the auction was postponed until November 28.
China's Sinopec Corp is advancing plans to spend $10 billion on realising the county's largely plant to convert coal into synthetic gas in a bid to increase the use of cleaner-burning fuels for power generation to tackle air pollution in China's metropolis.
Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of AES Corp, has started to build the 671-megawatt Eagle Valley CCGT at a cost of about $600 million. The new gas power project will replace a coal plant at the site near Martinsville, Morgan County, which is due for retirement in 2016.
Sept 8 – ABB and China's BYD have entered a strategic collaboration to develop new solutions for energy storage, used to backstop the fast ramp up of renewables with energy storage in off-grid and on-grid solutions.
ABB's products and technology for grid storage, electric vehicle charging and integrated marine systems, combined with BYD's knowledge in battery technology, "can broadly address worldwide energy storage requirements," the companies said.
Investments in power transmission infrastructure in the U.S. vary widely by state driven by differing demand profiles and power mixes, according to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
NRG Energy, the largest independent U.S. power producer, has commenced construction works to retrofit one 240 MW unit of its WA Parish power plant in Texas to capture CO2 under the $1 billion Petra Nova project which will trap the emissions for injection into a nearby oil field.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has published new figures showing that milder autumn weather and new capacity additions will provide a reserve margin of as much as 14 GW this year. Total capacity in the region has now risen to 75,500 MW, according to ERCOT’s final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy.
Plans to double power generation capacity in Tanzania to 3,000 MW by 2016 would require investment of up to $1.2 billion by state-run energy firm Tanesco, managing director Decklan Mhaiki reportedly claims.
US-based Noble Energy has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to supply a base gross quantity of 1.6 Tcf of natural gas from the Leviathan field, offshore Israel, to the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) of Jordan.
Power producers in India have reportedly agreed to accept gas price pooling measures that will increase costs for some but may ensure that idle gas-fired plants can finally resume operations. The measures are expected to affect around 24,149 MW of capacity from producers including NTPC, Lanco Infratech, Essar Power, Reliance Power, GVK Group and GMR Energy.
With profit margins of coal-fired power plants rebounding from July lows, generators in the UK are favouring coal over natural gas as a fuel to fill the gap in electricity output left by a shutdown of four of EDF's nuclear reactors.
Operators of combined cycle gas-fired power plants are expected to spend $5.2 billion on systems to purify water for steam generation in 2015, consultancy McIlvaine Company forecast. Rising energy demand in Asia and tighter operating requirements were attributed for driving a surge in the use of ultrapure water systems.