Work Ethic Leads to ‘World Class’ Performance

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

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Wolverine Power Cooperative’s Alpine plant in Michigan has impressive operating numbers, and a culture of teamwork dedicated to maintaining efficiency. Power plant operators will tell you it takes a team

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Power to the People—Family Approach Supports Plant’s Positive Impact

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

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Dominion Energy’s Greensville County Power Station is noted for its efficient performance and its strict emissions limits, and its workers also contribute to its success. There are many adjectives to

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NRG Aligns Carbon Goals with 1.5-Degree-C Climate Trajectory

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:11:45 +0000

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NRG Energy has joined a growing list of major U.S. coal generators that want to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.  The Princeton, New Jersey-based energy company on Sept. 24 said it would accelerate carbon goals it set in 2014 to reach its 50% GHG reduction target (from a 2014 baseline) by 2025—not […]

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Texas’ Impending Reliability Issues With Wind Power

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:16:41 +0000

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COMMENTARY Texas has the most wind capacity of any state, generating about 16% of its electricity from wind. In August, as temperatures rose above 100F and consumers increased their use of air conditioning, Texas’ grid operators struggled to meet the record demand for electricity. Many of the wind turbines could not operate because the wind […]

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FERC GOP Majority Flexes Partisan Muscles for PURPA Reform

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:57:41 +0000

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The newly empowered Republican majority on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) flexed its administrative muscles Sept. 19 at its regular monthly meeting, voting 2–1 to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to reform rules pertaining to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). It was FERC’s first public meeting since July, when the […]

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Duke Energy, American Electric Power Separately Seeking to Go Net-Zero Carbon by 2050

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:11:08 +0000

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Two formidable U.S. coal power generators this week separately revised their their carbon dioxide emissions reduction targets. Duke Energy announced it would achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. American Electric Power (AEP), meanwhile, said it would extend its target from 60% to 70% from 2000 levels by 2030, and by more than 80% by 2050—but […]

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Nine Utility Companies Suing Trump Over Emissions Rule

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 22:37:38 +0000

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A coalition of nine utility companies is suing the Trump administration over its plan to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. New York-based Consolidated Edison said the Affordable Clean Energy, or ACE, rule undermines efforts the companies already have in place to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power generation. The companies, who call their group […]

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How to Avoid Common Genset Room Design Mistakes

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:51:54 +0000

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Reliable power is essential for all facilities, but it is even more critical for places like hospitals, data centers, and military bases. Therefore, many decision-makers are purchasing power generator sets (gensets) to supply their facilities during emergencies. It is crucial to consider where the genset will be positioned and how it will be operated. If […]

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IHS: Natural Gas Prices Will Fall Below $2/MMBtu in 2020

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:38:18 +0000

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Average natural gas prices at Henry Hub in 2020 could fall to below $2/MMBtu —a level “not seen in decades”—owing to a persistent oversupply, a new report from information and analytics firm IHS Markit suggests.  Prices could fall despite strong demand for natural gas, both domestically, including for power generation, as well as for exports. […]

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PG&E’s Reorganization Plan—Cap Wildfire Liabilities at $18 Billion

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 00:03:33 +0000

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) wants to cap its liabilities from damages caused by California wildfires at about $18 billion, according to the reorganization plan filed by the bankrupt utility September 9 in federal court in San Francisco. The amount is less than half what creditors, including insurance companies and wildfire victims, say they are […]

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