Regulators Back Georgia Power Plan to Close Coal Units, Add Renewables

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:07:27 +0000

The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) on July 16 threw its support behind Georgia Power’s plan to add 2,260 MW of new renewable power generation to the utility’s portfolio, on the same day the PSC signed off on the company’s effort to decommission its long-running coal-fired Plant Hammond. Georgia Power earlier this year submitted a […]

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The POWER Interview: CleanCapital Drives Investments in Clean Energy

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 13:09:06 +0000

Investments in clean energy projects have hummed along in the past few years, with the growth of renewables worldwide continuing to increase levels of solar, wind, and other resources in the global energy mix. Thomas Byrne has been in the middle of this energy transformation. Byrne, co-founder and CEO of CleanCapital and a graduate of […]

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POWER Notebook: Ohio Gas Plant Project in Jeopardy if Nuclear Bill Passes

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:39:26 +0000

New York City-based LS Power on July 15 said it would end a project to expand its natural gas-fired Troy power plant in Ohio if state lawmakers pass legislation to subsidize the state’s two nuclear power plants. LS Power in a news release Monday said, “Handouts to nuclear plants jeopardize the economics of the other […]

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The POWER Interview: New Directions for Aeroderivative Gas Turbines at PWPS 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:08:49 +0000

In a recent interview, Raul Pereda, president and CEO of PW Power Systems (PWPS), talked to POWER about the company’s long legacy as a gas turbine manufacturer, advancements in technology it has achieved over the past 60 years, and new applications for its turbines within a transitioning energy system.  No one can read a history […]

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POWER Notebook: Investment in Renewables Down in 1H2019

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 16:47:21 +0000

Investments in renewable energy projects slowed in the first half of 2019, primarily due to a 39% year-over-year drop in China, the world’s largest renewables market, according to data published July 10 by BloombergNEF (BNEF). BNEF said investments in China dropped to $28.8 billion, the lowest figure for any six-month period since 2013. China is […]

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DOE, Lawmakers Looking at Energy Storage R&D, Funding

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:23:54 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and members of Congress are looking at legislation concerning research and regulation of energy storage. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who chairs the Energy and Natural Resources committee, on July 9 said there is bipartisan interest in combining a handful of bills on energy storage, dealing with research and development […]

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A Brief History of GE Gas Turbines

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:39:47 +0000

July marks two important milestones that set gas-fired generation on its course to becoming a dominant form of power generation: commercial operation of the world’s first industrial gas turbine in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 1939, and commercial operation of the first gas turbine in the U.S. used to generate electric power—a 3.5-MW General Electric (GE) unit […]

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A Fine Couple They Are (Wind and Solar Power)

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 04:00:28 +0000

The pairing of wind and solar is emerging as a smart strategy to implement renewable energy sources with better economic feasibility. The pairing of wind and solar power is an advantageous complement; the two benefit each other. The synergistic combination is an emerging trend in renewable energy and power generation as costs drop. The pairing […]

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The Clean Energy Conundrum

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0000

The worldwide movement toward a clean energy future is barreling ahead. Most clean energy advocates seem to focus on wind and solar power as their resources of choice, and it shows, as the installed capacity

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Iraq Developing Solar to Complement GE, Siemens Projects

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Iraq’s $14 billion deal with Siemens to develop power generation projects in the country has grabbed most of the headlines this year, but the country continues to develop power projects with GE, and also in

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