The removal of state subsidies in late 2018 could trigger the closure of the majority of Denmark's 250 small-scale combined heat and power (CHP) plants, most of which run on gas, John Tang technical consultant at the Danish District Heating Association (Dansk Fjernvarme) told Gas to Power Journal.
Burns & McDonnell and contracting company Casey Industrial have won an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract from Mid-Kansas Electric Company to build the US$130 million Rubart Power Station project in Grant County, Kansas.
Alstom Grid has delivered and installed a new Distribution Management System (DMS) to Nashville Electric Service (NES) that is designed to help reduce peak demand for electricity up to 40 MW by reducing voltage and enhancing awareness for energy efficiency, safety and reliability.
Finnish power plant and ship engine maker Wärtsilä has posted a 10 percent rise in 2012 annual profits to €515 billion, up from €469 million in the previous year. Major order wins for power plants in Brazil helped to boost earnings, group chief executive Björn Rosengren said.
Jan 25 - Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy's Commercial Businesses announced the completion of North America's largest battery storage project at its Notrees Windpower Project in west Texas.
The 36 MW energy storage and power management system completed testing and commenced operations in December.
GE and Toshiba Corp have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a global strategic alliance with a view to jointly developing select combined-cycle power generation projects around the world.
Global power systems company Rolls Royce has completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine (36 MW) at the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock's Rosyth shipyard in Scotland. At 36 megawatts or around 50,000 horsepower, the MT30, is "the world's most powerful marine gas turbine," Rolls Royce said on Friday.
Demand from Chinese energy companies drives the expansion of the global stream condenser market for thermal power plants to US$3.3 billion by 2020, GlobalData analysts forecast.
The South Korean government is supporting plans to build an additional six gas-fired power plants by the end of 2017, expanding the role of natural gas to dent the country's rising energy demand amid nuclear safety concerns.
Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft aims to start power production at the Knapsack II combined cycle power plant (430 MW) by this summer. "Operations of Knapsack II - a modern CCPP with a highly state of the art efficiency - will benefit from synergy effects with the already existing plant Knapsack I plant," Torsten Amelung, Managing Director and Senior Vice President Trading, Origination & Business Development, Statkraft Markets GmbH.
Siemens has posted an overall 3% decline in new orders in the first fiscal quarter of 2013 amid weakening industrial demand for products from its 'automation & drive' sector. Revenue from its 'energy' segment continues to grow.
In the face of persistently high oil-indexed gas prices in Asia, the Institute for Energy Economics in Japan (IEEJ) calls for demand-side response and urges operators to improve the efficiency of gas-fired power plants.