Illinois EPA Issues Permit for New 1.1-GW Gas-Fired Facility

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 20:41:37 +0000

Environmental officials in Illinois have signed off on construction of a 1,100-MW natural gas-fired power plant sited near Springfield, the state capital. EmberClear, an energy company with offices in Houston, Texas, and Moosic, Pennsylvania, is behind the $1 billion project, which will be located near Pawnee in Sangamon County. The Lincoln Land Energy Center will […]

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Equinor May Postpone Closure of Norwegian Gas-Fired Power Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:21:57 +0000

Norway-based energy major Equinor could continue to operate its natural gas-fired Mongstad power plant to support the country’s electricity supply. The company recently said it may reconsider its decision to close the plant by the end of August. Norway, which like many other countries has suffered drought conditions over the past several months, is experiencing […]

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A Japanese Project Demonstrates a Carbon Neutrality Pathway for Coal Power

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:20:00 +0000

Osaki CoolGen Corp.’s complex three-phase demonstration project in Hiroshima Prefecture seeks to achieve highly efficient coal-fired power generation with near-zero emissions by integrating carbon

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Station Life Extension Through Coal-to-Gas Conversion

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:13:39 +0000

A project executed from conception through commissioning with the ideals of shared risk and shared success offers a unique approach to project execution, which could be replicated to keep other power plants in

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Southern Company: A History of a Prolific Power Technology Pioneer

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:18:32 +0000

Atlanta-based energy giant Southern Co. has rapidly evolved to keep in step with the evolution of power. As part of its corporate growth, the company has notably pioneered technologies that have reshaped

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Energy Security, Climate Change Initiatives Endure with Surprise U.S. Senate Deal

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 15:55:54 +0000

The inclusion of an estimated $369 billion in energy security and climate change investments in a July 27–unveiled U.S. Senate budget reconciliation proposal has prompted jubilation from a range of energy sectors. Less than two weeks after negotiations on clean energy and climate provisions within the reconciliation package hit an impasse and suggested their demise, […]

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Europe May Need Temporary Coal, Oil Power Increase to Ready for ’Hard’ Winter, IEA Warns

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2022 14:50:35 +0000

European leaders should minimize gas use in the power sector and temporarily ramp up coal- and oil-fired generation while accelerating low-carbon sources to guard against energy market turmoil that has grown “especially perilous,” the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on July 18. “I’m particularly concerned about the months ahead,” wrote IEA Executive […]

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JERA Readying to Start 1-GW Coal Plant as Japan Scrambles to Secure Power Supplies

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 20:38:35 +0000

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has called for up to nine nuclear plants to be put into operation to mitigate tight supplies expected this winter. The country could meanwhile resume operation of more than 10 thermal power plants to ensure electricity security this summer, he said. Kishida’s comments at a press conference on July 14 […]

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Regasification Project Will Provide New Power for Papua New Guinea

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 16:05:41 +0000

The government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has entered a joint venture with a nationally-owned power producer in a project to bring additional electricity generation capacity to the island nation. The system will utilize a process featuring liquefied natural gas (LNG) and could eventually be converted to work with hydrogen as the fuel. Singapore-based Twenty20 […]

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New 1.1-GW GE-Powered Gas-Fired Plant Enters Service in Michigan

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 16:06:27 +0000

A new $1.1-billion natural gas-fired power plant, built by Kiewit and featuring equipment from General Electric (GE), has entered service in southwest Michigan. The Indeck Niles Energy Center in Niles, a community just north of South Bend, Indiana, will provide 1,100 MW of generation capacity. The plant is operated by Indeck Energy Services along with […]

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