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.
Energy intensity in the US will continue its steady decline since the 1970s through 2040 mainly due to greater efficiency and structural changes in the economy, projections from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) show.
Operating results for RWE Generation are in the doldrums but CEO Peter Terium painted an even darker picture for the time after 2013. He based his estimates on German forward prices for 2014 and 2015 which currently stand at €42 per megawatt hour – well below the prices achieved in 2012.
India's GMR Group has sold its 70 percent interest in GMR Energy (GMRE), the biggest stakeholder in Island Power Project, a gas-fired power plant on Jorung Island, to FPM Power Holdings for S$660 million ($530 million).
Genalta Power CEO Graham Illingworth told Gas to Power Journal that its new produced-gas-to-power plant in Alberta which help reduce gas flaring by making use of the gas associated with Shell's bitumen production in its Peace River oil sands leases.
Minnesota Power, a subsidiary of ALLETE Inc., has released plans calling for a decrease in coal and an increase in natural gas and renewable energy sources in its future power plant portfolio. The company currently generates about 80 percent of its power from coal but envisions a long term target of one third coal, one third renewable, and one third natural gas and other power generating capacity.