French electricity provider EDF has officially inaugurated a new 1.3 GW gas-fired power plant in West Burton in the UK. The combined-cycle plant may be the first of several new gas plants in the country following the recent government decision to hold capacity auctions in December.
The announcement by state-owned Czech energy company ČEZ that it has cancelled work on the long delayed Temelin nuclear plant upgrade may herald the country's rising reliance on gas-fired plants for power generation. The €12 billion tender for two nuclear reactor upgrades was hoped to reinvigorate the moribund Czech nuclear industry but was cancelled due to a lack of financial certainty in the market.
Calling for bids from interested EPC companies, Namibia Power (NamPower) has started a tender process for the construction of a 250 MW thermal power plant in the coastal Erongo region at an estimated cost of $285 million.
Tennet, one of Europe's top five TSOs, has selected Alstom and Unicorn Systems to provide a flexible energy market management solution to allow for the integration of intermittent renewable energy supply.
A lack of gas supply and high prices at Delhi's Bawana 1,500 MW gas-fired power plant has meant the flagship facility has yet to produce any power for the local network. The economics of gas power have been negatively impacted by a government-backed price hike in April that raised the cost of power to as much as $10/kWh for end users.
Germany's via its trading and gas midstream arm RWE Supply & Trading – is the first European supplier that has started delivering natural gas to Ukraine's state-owned Naftogaz in a bid to help avert a fuel shortage amid escalating tensions with Russia.
U.S. technology developer FuelCell Energy (FCE) expects to contract its first European megawatt-scale gas-powered fuel cell project in 2014. "We are working on several projects right now and expect to sign some contracts for megawatt-scale plants in Europe this year," Chip Bottone, chief executive at FCE said.
Nigerian power provider Seven Energy has secured $255 million in equity capital to develop gas-fired power and related infrastructure for Nigeria’s domestic market. The funding has been provided by Temasek, Singapore's state-owned investment firm the World Bank Group.
Power producers in the United States like American Electic Power, Duke Energy and Southern Co. must abide by federal limits on mercury and other power plant plants, a U.S. appeals court ruled, upholding the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) regulation that was heavily criticized by the industry.
In 2013, merely 12 states accounted for 80% of wind-generated electricity in the U.S., with Texas leading the way. Flexible gas peaking plants are used to backup intermittent wind power supply.
The coming Monday will be the operational start-up date for Pakistan's new 747-MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Guddu. The plant will start a year ahead of schedule and replaces an existing less efficient plant on the same site in the Kashmore district of Sindh.
French utility GDF Suez and Mexico’s state-run energy firm Pemex have signed an agreement to jointly develop gas-fired power projects in Mexico. The two year deal will also see the two companies collaborate on gas infrastructure and gas liquefaction facilities to grow Mexico’s downstream sector.
The Canadian city of Guelph will soon benefit from two new decentralized Combined Heat and Power (CHP) to drive local industries and feed heat into the city's direct energy system, the energy minister of the state of Ontario, Bob Chiarelli, announced.