A strike, called by the French union CGT for Wednesday, is meant to halt production at E.on's French coal- and gas-fired power plants with a combined output of 3,000 MW, according to union officials.
Louisiana Generating, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., will convert one of the three units at the Big Cajun II Electrical Generating Station from coal to natural gas in compliance with tightened environmental requirements.
A 'dash for gas' strategy to bolster investment in new power plant capacity will be unveiled over the coming ten days as the UK government will reveal details over capacity payment mechanisms. A gas generation strategy will be published alongside the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on December 5.
Centrax Gas Turbine technicians from the UK are preparing to install and commission 17 generating set packages to power an expansion of production at three major oil fields in Russia.
Persistently negative profit margins for generating electricity will lead to the closure of 14 GW of thermal power plants in Germany by 2015, pushing up power prices, Deutsche Bank analyst Mark Lewis forecasts.
South Korean utilities are stepping up gas imports in an effort to avert the risk of power cuts following the shut-down of nuclear reactors. South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-Sik reiterated a warning, highlighting the risk of possible power shortages and rolling blackouts triggered by forecast of a harsh winter.
The British government has published details of its long-awaited Energy Bill, postponing setting a carbon target until 2016. Power producer were given the green light to charge household customers an extra £7.6 billion, to go towards low-carbon electricity infrastructure by 2020.
Utilities in Germany can trigger some power price upside if they embark on a "conspicuous plant retirement programme", French investment bank Societe Generale said in a report, suggesting E.on has been "the first utility to blink".
Caught in an era of stagnation - that is how Juliana Passadore, Frost & Sullivan's Business Unit Leader for Energy & Power Systems describes the Brazilian gas-to-power market, as a supply shortage and high gas prices hamper investment in new projects.
Siemens has started the first of three H-Class gas turbines at Florida Power & Light Company's (FPL) Cape Canaveral Next Generation Clean Energy Center in Port St. John in the US state of Florida.
Pursuing a strategy of integrated gas use, OMV aims to operate its 870 MW Samsun combined-cycle power plant project in Turkey in the long-term on 'equity gas', similar to the new Brazi plant in Romania which runs 100% on gas produced by the company's upstream arm, Hans-Peter Floren, OMV board member responsible for Gas & Power, said in London today.
Swiss utility Alpiq will divest its planned Havelland gas-fired power plant (400 MW) to EDF Deutschland as part of a restructuring programme to reduce company debt, a spokesman confirmed today.