Gearing up to become an energy hub, Turkey is forecast to transit as much as 10 billion cubic metres per year (Bcm/y) of natural gas to European power projects over the near term, according to newly released research from the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies (OIES). The report provides an overview of the Turkish market and considers the economics underpinning natural gas imports and exports in the region.
Bolivian state energy company Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) has announced a deal to send 2.24 million cubic meters per day (mmcm/d) of natural gas across the border to fuel the 480MW Cuiabá power plant in Brazil. The agreement with Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) will initially run for a period of 20 days.
The Paul First Nation Canadian-Indian community has announced a proposal to build a 1,000MW gas-fired power plant on the tribe’s traditional territory in Alberta. The project will be funded and developed in partnership with Focus Equities and will be located approximately 70 km west of Edmonton.
Many of new power generation plants in the U.S. have moved toward cooling systems that reuse water, mainly due to more stringent environmental standards, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said after analyzing data on cooling systems from plants with a net summer capacity of at least 100 MW. A new method of dry cooling uses air instead of water.
Norway's Statkraft will continue operating its three loss-making gas-fired power plants in Germany, paying some 20 million euros a year to keep them open to support security of supply.
Power equipment provider APR Energy has won a contract to build a large-scale, 100MW turnkey gas-fired power plant in Myanmar. The contract is the first power generation agreement that the government of Myanmar has signed with a US-based company since the lifting of sanctions in 2013.
A total of 26 local authorities across England and Wales have been awarded over £1.9 million from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to support the development of heat network projects with a view to promoting low-carbon, cost effective heat supply from cogeneration and landfill waste heat projects.
Gas turbine fuel expenditure can be reduced by as much as 4.6% when compressing LNG from natural gas, research by a team of scientists at the department of power and propulsion at Cranfield University shows. “The Technoeconomic and Environmental Risk Analysis (TERA) tool was created to analyze the operation of gas turbine engines used in LNG production and cut the power needed when compressing LNG from natural gas,” Matteo Maccapani, lead researcher on the project told Gas to Power Journal.
Loccioni, a developer of automated control systems, is implementing a Smart Carbon project that allows operators of fossil power plants to monitor and regulating the coal combustion process to add economic value to operations and reduce their carbon footprint.
Siemens Energy has received an order from the South Korean EPC contractor eTEC E&C to deliver a two-cylinder steam turbine with an associated generator for the Seagull Project, a 250-megawatt combined heat and power plant.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is upgrading the Scattergood Generating Station with clean fast-start technology. The conventional steam boiler at the 460-megawatt Unit 3, in operation since 1974, will be phased-out and capacity replaced with GE's "Rapid Response" hybrid combined-cycle power island.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has completed repairs on sabotaged sections of the Escravos-Lagos gas pipeline (ELPS), with the restored capacity expected to provide sufficient extra fuel to power 1,505MW of electricity generating capacity.