South Korea Forays into Gas Turbine Manufacturing

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:01:00 +0000

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Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC) this summer made major strides to establish itself at the core of South Korea’s strategy to become only the fifth country to own an independent gas turbine

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Duke Energy Has New CCGT Plant in Asheville

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 09:32:21 +0000

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Duke Energy Progress, the Duke Energy subsidiary that serves about 1.6 million customers in the Carolinas, announced the completion of its new Asheville Combined Cycle Station in Arden, North Carolina. The company said the $817 million combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) facility (Figure 1) includes two power blocks with a total of four generators and […]

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Xcel Energy Approved to Run Two Coal Units on Seasonal Basis

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 20:16:31 +0000

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The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved Xcel Energy’s request to offer two of its coal units into the Midcontinent Independent System Operator market on a seasonal basis. That means the company can idle the two units for six months of the year, which is expected to save customers money while also reducing air emissions. “This […]

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GE’s 7F Gas Turbine Turns 30 with New Plant Commissioned in Mexico

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 13:11:18 +0000

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The first GE 7F gas turbine began commercial operation 30 years ago this month. Since coming on the market, more than 950 7F machines have been commissioned, including four 7F.04 units that entered service recently at Techint’s Norte III combined cycle power plant in Mexico. The 907-MW Norte III facility is located in the municipality […]

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T-Point 2 Is a Proving Ground for Gas Turbine Advancements

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 04:10:00 +0000

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It may be unusual to recognize a demonstration facility with POWER’s Plant of the Year award, but T-Point 2 is a remarkable unit that is poised to change the way power plants operate. Besides validating new

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Nuclear Power Plants Set Performance Records in Spite of Pandemic

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Sun, 10 May 2020 12:16:17 +0000

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It’s spring outage season in the power industry. A time when plants of all types typically shut down and perform scheduled maintenance to ensure all essential equipment is as ready as possible to run reliably at full load for days on end during the peak summer season. This year, outages have been complicated by the […]

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Top 6 Nuclear Power Achievements of the Year

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 11:34:04 +0000

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The past year has been filled with firsts for the nuclear power industry. Three power plants sporting first-of-a-kind reactors entered commercial operation, while the first U.S. AP1000 nuclear project reached key milestones on its path to completion. Furthermore, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted the first early site permit for a utility to construct […]

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Ownership Shakeup at Colstrip Coal Power Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:31:23 +0000

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NorthWestern Energy said it will file an application with the Montana Public Service Commission for pre-approval to acquire Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE’s) 25% interest in Colstrip Unit 4, which is a 740-MW coal-fired boiler. The price? $1. “Securing more capacity for only a $1 investment is a unique opportunity that helps give us the time […]

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EDF Will Bail on Three Nuclear Plants, Exelon Holds the Bag

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:38:24 +0000

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Exelon Generation said EDF Group—a French integrated electricity company—is exercising a put option to sell its 49.99% interest in the R.E. Ginna, Nine Mile Point, and Calvert Cliffs nuclear energy facilities. The two companies will now begin negotiations for Exelon to acquire full ownership of the plants. EDF’s involvement in the facilities was through the […]

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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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