Ghanian power producer Cenpower Generation has closed project financing on its $900 million Kpone Independent Power Plant (KIPP). The 340 MW combined-cycle gas power plant will be built in the Tema industrial zone, close to Ghana’s capital Accra.
Rising levels of 'ramp gas' from CSG production in the run-up of BG Group's two-train 8.5 mtpa Queensland Curtis LNG project have made spot gas prices in Brisbane plunge to record lows, prompting power producers to run gas-fired plants flat out for baseload operation to make use of the cheap gas.
Keen to restart an estimated 16,000 MW of stranded gas-fired capacity, the Indian government has published a consultation paper on gas pricing proposals that could see power producers subsidised to keep tarrifs at Rs 5.50 ($0.1) per unit of electricity. Imported LNG currently costs as much as as $16/mmbtu. A revised subsidy package is now with the cabinet for consideration.
Aspirations to cash in on the U.S. shale gas revolution by exporting it as LNG to Asia, might be hampered by regulatory emission restrictions on existing power plants which necessitates to use more of the shale gas domestically for power generation, Juscelino Colares, law professor at Case Western Reserve University told Gas to Power Journal.
Technology developer FuelCell Energy has received $3.2 million funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) to develop advanced materials to enhance power density and performance of fuel cells.
Canadian utility Genalta Power has quantified the carbon emissions savings from turning unwanted flare gas into electricity and estimates it saved the equivalent of 8,208 tonnes of CO2 last year alone.
Warning that Israeli supplies "cannot compete" with LNG from other countries, Nick Butler, former vice president for strategy at BP suggested Israel should choose to use gas production from its offshore Leviathan field domestically to raise the market share of gas-fired power generation.
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.