El Paso Electric (EPE) has selected Mitsubishi Power’s Smart M501GAC gas turbine to replace three ageing units and balance renewable energy supply. EPE is adding 200 MW of solar power and 50 MW of battery storage, counting on the 288 MW turbine’s rapid dispatch capability to mitigate intermittency issues.
New Fortress Energy (NFE) has signed a memorandum with Petrobras Distribuidora and CCETC Brasil Holding to acquire 288 MW of 15-year power purchase agreements for an LNG-to-Power project, under development at Suape Port in Brazil. The regas terminal and the power plant are slated to start operation by the end of 2022.
Elering, Estonia’s national TSO, has contracted Siemens Energy to build three synchronous condensers, based on the Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System (FACTS). The units, set to stabilise the grid and integrate intermittent renewable power supply, are due to be commissioned successively between April 2023 and May 2024.