Duke Energy Has New CCGT Plant in Asheville

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 09:32:21 +0000

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Duke Energy Progress, the Duke Energy subsidiary that serves about 1.6 million customers in the Carolinas, announced the completion of its new Asheville Combined Cycle Station in Arden, North Carolina. The company said the $817 million combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) facility (Figure 1) includes two power blocks with a total of four generators and […]

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Future-Proofing Gas Generation for the Coming Carbon-Free World

Credit to Author: Jason Rowell| Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 20:59:17 +0000

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Is gas generation quickly going down the same path as coal? Will gas power generation built today be abandoned in 30 years? How can you be serious about climate change and still build gas power generation? As governments, utilities, and private enterprises continue to set aggressive net-zero emissions goals, these are the hard questions being […]

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AES Commits to Build 2.2-GW CCGT Plant in Vietnam

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:16:26 +0000

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AES Corp. on Nov. 8 signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vietnamese government to build a $1.7 billion gas-fired power plant in Vietnam. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi made the announcement along with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who was attending a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the American […]

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Competitive Advantages: Power Plant Wins with Low Fuel Costs, High Efficiency

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000

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The cost of fuel is one of the most important factors affecting power plant profitability, but flexibility and efficiency are also vitally important to success. One impressive new plant in Ohio—the Lordstown

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Financing Secured for GE’s UAE Combined Cycle Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:35:11 +0000

The first independent combined cycle power project in the emirate of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is taking shape after $1 billion in financing was recently secured from GE Energy Financial Services (EFS) and its partners. The plant, featuring three combined cycle blocks, is expected to have 1.8 GW of generation capacity. The […]

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Analytical Tool Helps HRSG Operators Compare Equipment Reliability

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Ever since deregulation came to the power industry, combined cycle plant managers have been trying to benchmark their production metrics and cycling costs against those of their competitors. There has always

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The Line Blurs Between Small Cogen Plants and Large Combined Cycles

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:39:54 +0000

When U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed into law the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), he unintentionally ignited the worldwide deregulation of electricity markets, which in turn began a worldwide technology race between two distinct types of power plants: the newly created, industrial-scale plant that PURPA dubbed “cogeneration” and the traditional, utility-scale power […]

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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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‘Technically Sophisticated’ Combined Cycle Plant Comes Online

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:59:35 +0000

The Lackawanna Energy Center in Pennsylvania entered commercial operation Jan. 15, with the $1.5 billion project heralded by its developer, Invenergy, as among the most “technically sophisticated” combined cycle natural gas-fired plants in operation. The 1,485-MW facility, in the borough of Jessup in Lackawanna County, was completed ahead of schedule and features three General Electric […]

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Governor to TVA: Keep Paradise Coal Unit Open

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 19:50:07 +0000

In a letter addressed to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) CEO Bill Johnson, Kentucky Gov. Matthew G. Bevin said it “would be a huge mistake” to permanently shut down Paradise Unit 3—the last operating coal unit at the Paradise site in Muhlenburg County, Kentucky. According to the governor, “the impact on our economy and our region’s […]

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