Big New Gas-Fired Plant Enters Commercial Operation in Texas

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:21:06 +0000

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The Montgomery County Power Station, a two-unit 993-MW natural gas-fired combined cycle plant, achieved commercial operation on Jan. 1, Entergy Texas Inc. and McDermott International Ltd. reported on Jan. 13. The plant—located at Entergy’s existing Lewis Creek site near Willis, Texas, about 50 miles north of Houston—was reportedly brought online “well ahead of schedule,” according […]

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West Virginia Natural Gas Power Project Shelved

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 09:33:40 +0000

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A developer has shelved a 920-MW natural gas–fired power plant planned for Brooke County, West Virginia, citing “changing conditions in the energy and financial markets” and alleged coal industry interference.  Energy Solutions Consortium (ESC), a single purpose entity engaged in developing natural gas–fired power plants in West Virginia and Pennsylvania that has been active since […]

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West Virginia Natural Gas Power Project Shelved

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 09:33:40 +0000

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A developer has shelved a 920-MW natural gas–fired power plant planned for Brooke County, West Virginia, citing “changing conditions in the energy and financial markets” and alleged coal industry interference.  Energy Solutions Consortium (ESC), a single purpose entity engaged in developing natural gas–fired power plants in West Virginia and Pennsylvania that has been active since […]

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Innovative Byproduct-Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Plant Completed

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 14:09:59 +0000

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The largest industrial hydrogen fuel cell power plant in the world and the first to use only hydrogen recycled from petrochemical manufacturing has been placed in service by Hanwha Energy at its Daesan Industrial Complex in Seosan, South Korea. The innovative plant uses “recycled hydrogen from petrochemical manufacturing” supplied by the Hanwha Total Petrochemical plant […]

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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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