Utilities and independent power plant developers in the United States typically bring their new electric generators into commercial operation either in early summer or before year-end. Between May and July of 2013, power plant developers plan to start-up about 5 GW of new capacity, the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Annual Electric Generator Report shows.
Construction of the new gas-fired McArthur River Mine power station project (53MW), built, owned and operated by Energy Developments Limited (EDL) is reportedly about 25 percent complete should be finished it before the end of this year. Start of operations is scheduled for early in 2014.
Global Power has seen total revenue for 2012 rise to $462.8 million, up $6 million from the previous year. The Texas-based company also saw total revenue in its product division – responsible for designing, engineering and manufacturing equipment for gas turbine power plants and other power related operations - rise to $193.7 million, an increase of 23 percent.
Russia-based Aviadvigatel, a part of United Engine-Building Corp., has supplied gas turbines for LUKOIL-West Siberia's new Povkhovskaya GTES-48 gas turbine electric power plant. The 48MW cogeneration plant began operations in February this year and runs on oil-associated natural gas.
Utilising Smart Power Generation (SPG) technology, designed by Wartsila, can help electricity grid operators cope with intermittent power supply from renewables, which impacts markets and operations, as well as achieve cost savings, show simulations conducted by KEMA Inc. on the California Independent System Operator (CAISO).
Belgium's CMI Energy and its Indian licensee, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) have signed an agreement for the extension of L&T's licence territory to manufacture and supply small Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) installed behind gas turbines below 80 MW to South East Asia and the Middle East.
The owners of the 840 megawatt Irsching 5 power plant in Bavaria – E.ON, N-Ergie, Mainova and HSE – will convene on April 30 to decide whether to mothball the plant. "We are sticking to our agreement to keep the plant operational until the end of March, but operating the plant is not profitable at current low wholesale power prices and reduced run-time hours," an E.ON spokeswoman told Gas to Power Journal.
Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, in 2012 managed to reduce its SO2 and NOx emissions by almost a third, due to a reduction in coal-fired power generation, a subsequent increase in the use of natural gas and years of emission-control investments.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has admitted that her Liberal party had made a "political decision" to cancel two under construction gas-fired power plants in Oakville and Mississauga before the 2011 provincial election. The Oakville and Mississauga plants were to have an installed capacity of 900MW and 280MW, respectively.
Siemens Energy Service Fossil in Newcastle today announced a new multi-million pound order win from Drax Power Ltd to supply and install of three intermediate pressure (IP) steam turbine modules at the UK's largest power plant.
Economic profitability of the Enecogen gas-fired power plant in the Netherland has been hit by imports of cheap electricity from Germany, produced at coal plants or from wind energy.
Capstone Turbine Corp has installed two C30 LNG MicroTurbines to provide onboard power to the MTS Argonon, a dual fuel Type-C Tanker commissioned by Dean Shipping. The Capstone microturbines have an output of 30kW each and fulfil all onboard electricity needs for the ship.