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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Engineering a World-Class Gas Turbine [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 21:02:08 +0000

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GE introduced the F-class gas turbine to the power industry nearly 30 years ago. Since that time, more than 1,500 F-class machines have operated for more than 54 million hours. With available outputs ranging from 51 MW for a GE 6F.01 simple cycle unit to more than 1,000 MW for a 3×1 7F.05-based combined cycle […]

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The POWER Interview: What Drove the Gas Turbine Technology Leap at GE Over the Past 70 Years

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:34:12 +0000

On July 29, 1949, at 2:15 p.m., General Electric’s (GE’s) first gas turbine at the Belle Isle Station in Oklahoma City began delivering power to Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.’s distribution system. The 3.5-MW GE Frame 3 machine reportedly had an efficiency of about 17%. Since the Belle Isle machine (Figure 1) started up seventy […]

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Industrial Gas Turbine Demand Grows [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 13:05:36 +0000

When it comes to gas turbines, size matters. Although the market for large, heavy-duty gas turbines has been challenging in recent years, demand for industrial gas turbines—generally units with output ranging from about 5 MW to 100 MW—has been growing, according to Reed Lengel, product line manager for SCC-800 solutions with Siemens Energy. “When you […]

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Replacing Retirees and Improving Reliability High on To-Do Lists

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

What keeps you up at night? The question has become cliché as panel moderators now routinely ask it as a “thought-provoking” final query to close out executive roundtable sessions at industry conferences

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First Gas Turbine Upgrade Blending GE and Alstom Technology Unveiled

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:43:37 +0000

GE introduced its GT26 HE (high efficiency) gas turbine upgrade on March 25 by announcing Uniper would be the first to install the new technology at the company’s Enfield Power Station in London, England. “We’re proud to launch our new GT26 HE upgrade with Uniper—it’s the most advanced solution we’ve ever introduced on a GT26 […]

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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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POWER’s Top 10 Most-Read Stories from 2018

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 12:01:39 +0000

There’s never a dull moment in the power industry, and like most years, 2018 was filled with many interesting developments. As it has been for more than 135 years, POWER was there to break the news. The following 10 articles were the most-read online stories of the year. #10: New York Denies Air Permit for […]

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Transparency Instrumental in Successful Power Plant Project

Public perceptions can make or break a project. One municipal utility found that out firsthand. When resistance grew strong against a new power plant it needed, the company rebooted and engaged with local

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