Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:07:00 +0000
An Alabama power plant that has operated for more than a century will close in April, with Alabama Power saying that the cost to comply with government regulations on the handling of coal ash and wastewater no longer make the plant economically viable. Jim Heilbron, Alabama Power’s senior vice president and senior production officer, on […]
MDU Will Close Coal Units in Montana, North Dakota
Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:31:33 +0000
A subsidiary of MDU Resources Group on February 19 said it plans to close three of its coal-fired units at power plants in Montana and North Dakota. Montana-Dakota Utilities said it would partly replace the lost generation with a new simple-cycle gas-fired unit at the North Dakota site. The company on Tuesday said a biannual […]
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Georgia PSC Backs Additional Costs for Vogtle Nuclear Project
Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:34:54 +0000
Georgia regulators on February 19 approved another $526.4 million in expenditures by Georgia Power related to the long-delayed Vogtle nuclear power plant expansion near Waynesboro, Georgia. Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) members voted 4-1 to approve a settlement agreement for the 19th Vogtle Construction Monitoring (VCM) Report, which covers the first six months of 2018. The […]
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Entergy Texas Breaks Ground on New 993-MW Combined Cycle Plant
Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:00:55 +0000
Entergy Texas on February 15 began construction of its first new power plant in 40 years. The Montgomery County Power Station (MCPS), located in Willis, will be a 993-MW combined cycle gas turbine plant, adjacent to the existing Lewis Creek Power Plant. Entergy Texas is part of Entergy Corporation, which provides power to about 3 […]
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Solar, Wind, Storage Come Together in Oregon Project
Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:21:02 +0000
A renewable energy project in eastern Oregon is being touted as the first in the U.S. to combine wind and solar power with battery storage. Portland General Electric (PGE) plans to build the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility just north of Lexington, Oregon, the company announced last week. The utility is developing the 380-MW project with […]
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Wärtsilä power plants will support Dominican Republic’s growing tourist industry
Video Shows Demolition of Old German Coal Plant
Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:29:08 +0000
The Gustav Knepper power plant in Dortmund-Mengede, Germany, was leveled by two controlled explosions on February 17. The facility had been closed for five years. The plant’s boiler house and 128-meter cooling tower were brought down first. A 210-meter chimney was leveled in a second blast, about 45 minutes after the first. The German YouTube […]
Two Harriet Monroe Poems About Power Plants
Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:58:22 +0000
Harriet Monroe, the founder and longtime editor of Poetry magazine, was the author of a large body of poems that captured the essence of urban industrial modernity. Her 1914 book, You and I ( Macmillan Company, New York), contains two poems about power generation. The first, “The Turbine,” is an engineer’s ode to his turbine. […]
GE, MHPS Vie for Top Spot in Fiercely Competitive Gas Turbine Market
Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:05:42 +0000
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) appears to have snagged the lead in an intensifying competition in a mostly flat market for heavy-duty gas turbines of above 100 MW, but GE retained its lead both for overall installed gas turbine capacity and units in 2018, a much-watched industry ranking suggests. Data from McCoy Power Reports’ latest […]
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