FuelCell Energy (FCE) and UIL Holdings Corp. have developed an integrated fuel cell that will be installed at a gas pressure-reduction facility in Glastonbury, Connecticut. The new Direct Fuel Cell Energy Recovery Generator (DFC-ERG) will harness unused heat and produce 600 kW of electricity.
State-owned electricity generator Hydro Tasmania is aiming to sell the majority share of its 210 MW gas-fired Tamar Valley power station in in Bell Bay, Tasmania. The operator was forced to acquire the asset by the previous government and claims it paid an estimated $160 million above its value of $200 million.
Diamantina Power Station Pty is close to firing up its new 242 MW power station in Queensland after Siemens has completed the commissioning and hand-over. The Diamantina plant is powered by two combined-cycle blocks, performing at well in excess of 50% efficiency.
Midwestern utility Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) has announced plans to construct a 400 - 500 MW combined-cycle gas turbine unit at the site of the existing Fox Energy Center near Wrightstown, Wisconsin. The proposed plant is expected to be commissioned by 2019.
LNG Canada Development Inc. has selected GE's LMS100-PB dry low emission aeroderivative gas turbine as well as vertically and horizontally split centrifugal compressors for its proposed gas liquefaction plant in Kitimat, British Columbia.
French technology developer Alstom has surpassed 17,000 hours of operation of the world’s highest operating-temperature steam loop at Plant Barry Unit 4. Ultra-Supercritical Steam systems operate at temperatures above 374°C, while the temperature at Barry Unit 4 reached 760°C.
German engineering conglomerate Siemens has won an order for the turn-key construction of a combined cycle power plant, equipped by an H-Class gas turbine. The customer for the 596 MWe plant in the city of Płock is PKN Orlen, Eastern Europe's largest mineral oil company.
Japanese technology developer Toshiba has announced the successful prototyping of a process that combines waste CO2 from thermal power plants with energy from the sun to create fuel at a higher efficiency than was previously possible. Toshiba said the new photosynthesis process can “deliver a viable chemical feedstock or fuel with potential for use in industry.”
After receiving 1.6 million comments on its proposed carbon rule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now reviewing the often critical remarks by utilities before submitting a final standards by June 1, 2015.
Saudi Arabian developer ACWA Power is set to build a $1 billion combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant near the city of Kirikkale in Turkey. The 950 MW plant will be built by ACWA subsidiary, Acwa Guc Elektrik Isletme ve Yonetim Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
U.S. power plant developer Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) and partners Marubeni and Toyota Tsusho have started construction of the $775 million St. Charles Energy Center in Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland.
Financing of $890 million has been agreed by a consortium of investors to develop the Azura-Edo Independent Power Project (IPP) in Edo State, Nigeria. Construction works for the 450 MW open cycle gas turbine (OCGT) plant are now expected to begin in January 2015.
The Russian president Vladimir Putin has conceded a 6% discount on natural gas sales to Turkey as of January 1, 2015, as Gazprom announced plans to build a 63 Bcm pipeline through the Black Sea to transit Turkey and reach the Greek border – in replacement of the South Stream pipeline link to Bulgaria.
Bottlenecks and ongoing restrictions in New England’s gas pipeline networks are forcing many gas power plants in the region to sit idle, such as the 265 MW Rumford Power plant, the largest gas-fired facility in Maine.