On October 1, CASIO the grid operator for most of California has begun simulating the balancing of subhourly electricity supply and demand for PacifiCorp's electric service areas in the western United States through an energy imbalance market (EIM). After a month of simulation, financially binding operations will start on November 1.
Japan’s largest gas provider Tokyo Gas has signed an agreement to purchase electricity to be generated at a planned gas-fired power station in Moka, which will be built by steel-maker Kobe Steel.
Construction of the Ashuganj gas-fired power plant, with a nameplate capacity of 450-megawatt, is now two-thirds complete. The new Bangladeshi plant comes at a cost of $500 million and is on track to be commissioned in June 2015, according to officials at the site in Brahmanbaria province.
GE Power & Water's Distributed Power business has signed a contract to provide Sky Global Partners, with six J920 FleXtra Jenbacher gas engines along with a 30-year contractual service agreement for a new 50 MW high-efficiency power plant in Colorado County, Texas.
PW Power Systems (PWPS), part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, has announced the initial verification tests for its latest aero-derivative gas turbine, the FT4000, were successfully completed at the Pratt & Whitney testing complex in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The north-eastern Indian state of Assam is planning to increase the use of associated gas for power generation, according toindustries and power minister Pradyut Bordoloi. Associated gas is typically leftover from petroleum production, where it is either trapped above the reservoir or dissolved in the oil.
Philippine power producer First Gen has issued plans to increase its power generating capacity 15% by next year from its current 2,800 MW as it will invest around $1.38 billion in a bid to ultimately increase capacity 48% by 2019.
“In all, our vision is to build an additional 1,342 MW between now and 2019,” said Federico Lopez, First Gen chief executive.
South Korea's largest independent power producer POSCO Energy has started to build a 360 MW power plant driven entirely by fuel cells in Pyeongtaek City – the largest of its kind worldwide.
In a more than half-a-billion-dollar order, the U.S. power producer Exelon has turned to GE to buy four 7HA gas turbines, two D600 steam turbines and six generators for the Wolf Hollow and Colorado Bend gas combined-cycle projects. "With 330 MW per unit, GE's 7HA gas turbines are not only the world's largest but also the most-efficient 60-hertz gas turbines with a net combined-cycle efficiency of more than 61%, as the technology deployed gives us higher power density," Guy Deleonardo, executive product manager for GE Power Generation Products told Gas to Power Journal.
In just a few days, on October 2, Canadian utility SaskPower will commission the world’s largest commercial-scale carbon capture power plant. The Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Estevan, Saskatchewan province, comes at a cost of $1.4 billion.
To avert repeated blackouts, India's power sector is in need of $250 billion investment over the next three years to add new generating capacity, update the ageing power grid and help maintain fuel supplies. Total investment of over $250 billion is required for development of the power system during the 12th plan," according to a report from Delhi-based consultancy Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe).
Air strikes by U.S. military last night hit the key Coneco gas plant held by Islamic State (IS) near the town of Khasham in eastern Syria, according to the Observatory for Human Rights. The facility is crucial for Syria's electricity supply as it is processing substantial amounts of natural gas to fuel power stations in Jonder and Homes as well as several adjacent governorates.
Plans of Abergelli Power, a subsidiary of Watt Power, to spend £200 million on developing a 299 MW gas-fired power plant in southwest Wales are about to go to consultation. Designed to operate flexibly, the plant is intended to produce electricity for no more than 1,500 hours per year.
South African telecoms firm MTN has approved a further two gas-fired distributed power plants in Gauteng province following the success of an earlier pilot project. The company said the move was to help reduce exposure to electricity price increases and reduce carbon footprint.