Rebels fire no shots, take AK-47s in raid on power firm guards

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:44:23 +0000

npa Dela Rosa: 513 minors recruited by NPA ‘neutralized’ in last two decades

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Without firing a shot, New Peoples Army (NPA) rebels pulled off a swift raid on the security outpost of Minergy Power Corp. in Balingasag town Misamis Oriental on Monday (Aug. 19). Lt. Col. Anthony Derilo, Army 57th Infantry Battalion commander, said the rebels took five AK-47 rifles; a radio and hundreds of […]

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State Agencies Object to Xcel Energy, Southern Power Deal

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:43:44 +0000

Xcel Energy’s effort to purchase a 760-MW natural gas combined cycle facility in Mankato, Minnesota, from Southern Power, a wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, is meeting resistance from two state agencies. The Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Minnesota Office of the Attorney General (OAG) recommended the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission […]

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Meralco challenged to abandon coal-fired power plants

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 06:29:00 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — While it welcomed Manila Electric Company’s (Meralco) plan to develop renewable energy projects, the Murang Kuryente party-list also challenged the company to abandon all of its coal-fired power plants. “Renewable energy [RE] is safer, more affordable, and more sustainable than coal, and it is welcome to hear Meralco say they are committing […]

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THE BIG PICTURE: 30 Innovations Revolutionizing the Power Industry

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 04:00:44 +0000

Between 2005 and 2016, the global installed capacity of solar PV increased more than seven-fold, and the capacity of onshore wind increased nearly three-fold, and owing to plunging costs, variable renewable energy (VRE) capacity is set to expand dramatically, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). To accommodate soaring shares of VRE generation, innovations […]

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Bayan Muna hits ‘looming’ power rate hike due to shutdowns

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:18:35 +0000

Bayan Muna hits ‘looming’ power rate hike due to shutdowns

MANILA, Philippines – Militant group Bayan Muna on Friday blasted the “impending” power rate increase due to plant shutdowns and stressed that power plant operators should shoulder the costs.

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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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Colstrip Power Plant Threatened by Westmoreland Bankruptcy

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 19:40:29 +0000

The Colstrip Power Plant, a four-unit, 2,094-MW coal-fired station located about 100 miles east of Billings, Montana, could see its coal supply contract nullified as a result of Westmoreland Coal Co.’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Westmoreland operates the 25,000-acre Rosebud coal mine, among others. Rosebud is adjacent to the Colstrip plant and supplies almost all […]

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Coal Silo Failures Reveal the Need for NDE Inspection

In July 2016, a coal silo collapsed at an Indiana power plant. The root cause was identified as cracking of the cone-to-skirt weld. Warnings to inspect this vulnerable weld were published widely in conference proceedings and trade journal articles. Nevertheless, coal silos continue to fail at an alarming rate (Figure 1), which suggests that the […]

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FirstEnergy Throws in the Towel on Coal Plants

FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (FES) notified PJM Interconnection, the regional transmission organization (RTO), of its plans to deactivate four fossil-fuel generating plants in 2021 and 2022. In a press release issued on August 29, the company said it “is closing the plants due to a market environment that fails to adequately compensate generators for the resiliency […]

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