ERCOT Program Cut Natural Gas Supply During Winter Storm

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 17:25:49 +0000

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A program designed to save power during periods of high electricity demand actually cut off some of Texas’ natural gas supply to customers during the severe winter storm that caused massive blackouts across the state in February. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the power grid for much of the state, has […]

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POWER Digest [May 2021]

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:16:35 +0000

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Uzbekistan Wind Farm Project Expanding. Masdar, a global renewable energy company, has signed an agreement with Uzbekistan’s government to extend the capacity of its utility-scale wind farm project in the

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$8 Billion Proposals Could Bring New Gas-Fired Plants to Texas

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 19:43:58 +0000

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An energy investment group told Texas regulators the company has a plan to help solve some of that state’s electricity reliability issues, proposing a plan similar to one put forth by billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy in March. Starwood Energy Group on April 23 sent the state’s Public Utility Commission a proposal to build […]

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More Coal Cuts—AEP, Mississippi Power Detail Closures

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2021 22:38:59 +0000

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American Electric Power (AEP), which in 2019 reached an agreement to close Unit 1 of the two-unit, 2.6-GW coal-fired Rockport power plant in Indiana, has now announced a plan to close Unit 2 of the facility. Both units at Rockport are now expected to be shuttered by year-end 2028. AEP, the parent of Indiana Michigan […]

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Reprieve for Nuclear, Gas in EU’s Sustainable Finance Taxonomy Rules

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:06:41 +0000

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The European Union’s (EU’s) much-watched Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act—the world’s first “green list”—unveiled by the European Commission (EC) on April 21 qualifies several power producing sectors in its technical screening criteria for sustainable investment decisions. However, it delays controversial decisions on gas and nuclear.  The EC adopted the Delegated Act as part of an ambitious […]

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8 Rivers Unveils 560 MW of Allam Cycle Gas-Fired Projects for Colorado, Illinois

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:49:45 +0000

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8 Rivers Capital, inventor of a novel supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) cycle, plans to begin operating a 280-MW NET Power natural gas–fired plant within the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in southwest Colorado by 2025. The company on April 15 also said it will team with agricultural and processing firm Archer-Daniels-Midlands Co. (ADM) to locate a […]

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Self-Tuning Artificial Intelligence Improves Plant Efficiency and Flexibility

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 03:00:32 +0000

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Flexible plant operations are highly desirable in today’s power generation industry. Every plant owner desires increased ramp rates and the ability to operate at lower loads so their plants will remain “in the money” longer in today’s competitive power markets. This goal, while laudable, remains elusive. The ADEX self-tuning artificial intelligence (AI) system allows plants […]

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ARPA-E Launches Program to Abate, Prevent Methane Emissions

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 01:52:07 +0000

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The Department of Energy (DOE) on April 8 launched a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program that will initially focus on reducing methane emissions from oil, gas, and coal industries.  The agency announced up to $35 million for the new “Reducing Emissions of Methane Every Day of the Year” (REMEDY) program, a three-year research […]

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Power Infrastructure Prominent in Biden’s $2.25 Trillion Blueprint

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 16:04:41 +0000

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A major chunk of President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion transformational plan to overhaul the nation’s infrastructure is dedicated to re-energizing America’s power infrastructure. The initiatives garnered the industry’s approval—with notable exceptions. The “American Jobs Plan,” released on March 31, strives to jumpstart the U.S. economy, which drooped under burdens posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But […]

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The Natural Gas Flame Continues to Burn Bright

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 04:18:00 +0000

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The natural gas sector is well aware of the challenges facing the fossil fuel industry, but analysts say gas has attributes that will keep it a big part of the U.S. and global energy mix. Natural gas has moved

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