Gas Now Tops Coal in PJM, but Nuclear Still No. 1

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:22:55 +0000

A report from an independent market monitor for PJM Interconnection shows that natural gas-fired power generation topped coal-fired output in PJM in 2018, the first time that gas has topped coal in the history of the largest U.S. grid operator. The “2018 State of the Market” report from Monitoring Analytics LLC, which includes Volume 1 […]

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Energy Secretary Wants to Fast-Track U.S. LNG Export Projects

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 20:09:41 +0000

Exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the U.S. continue to rise, as the use of natural gas for power generation increases in countries such as China, South Korea, Japan, and Mexico. Data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that four U.S. LNG export facilities combined to ship 483 LNG cargoes in 2018, a […]

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FPL Developing More Solar, Set to Bring Big Gas Plant Online

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 01:33:37 +0000

Florida Power & Light (FPL) on March 4 announced plans to build four new solar power plants this year, with each expected to come online in early 2020. The company has rapidly expanded its solar power portfolio in recent years; the four new plants will join 18 others already operating in the state. FPL also […]

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MDU Will Close Coal Units in Montana, North Dakota

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:31:33 +0000

A subsidiary of MDU Resources Group on February 19 said it plans to close three of its coal-fired units at power plants in Montana and North Dakota. Montana-Dakota Utilities said it would partly replace the lost generation with a new simple-cycle gas-fired unit at the North Dakota site. The company on Tuesday said a biannual […]

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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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POWER Digest [January 2019]

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

EDF Inks Agreement for O&M Services at UAE Nuclear Plant. French nuclear power plant operator EDF will operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) under a

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Natural Gas and Renewable Energy to Continue Leading the Market

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

Cheap natural gas and social pressure to reduce carbon emissions give gas-fired power plants and renewable energy resources a competitive advantage over traditional coal and nuclear generation. Energy storage

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Tenaska Gas-Fired Plant Comes Online in Pennsylvania

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 15:43:46 +0000

The Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station began commercial operation on Dec. 21, the latest natural gas-fired facility to enter the PJM market. The 940-MW Tenaska plant, located near Smithton in South Huntingdon Township in Westmoreland County in southwest Pennsylvania, was built in just more than two years, though its planning and permitting process took several years […]

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The Power Industry Is Transforming, One Municipal Utility Offers a Case in Point

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 04:19:25 +0000

POWER-GEN International kicked off on December 4 with a keynote presentation focused on evolving power generation schemes and changing business models. Gregory Lee, commission president with Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), the municipally owned public utility that provides water and electric service to Orlando, Florida, and portions of other nearby areas, opened the conference by providing […]

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Xcel Buys Minnesota Gas-Fired Plant

Xcel Energy said it will buy a natural gas-fired power plant in Minnesota from Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co. The $650 million deal for the Mankato Energy Center puts Xcel in charge of a facility from which it has purchased power since the plant’s first unit came online in 2006. A second unit […]

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