The U.S. senate has approved an energy bill designed to strengthen the country’s power grid and improve the process for gas trading. The Energy Policy and Modernization Act is expected to strenghten the grid and may help drive investment in new gas power plants.
Officials from the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) have called on the Pakistani government to reconsider a hike in gas tariffs for the power sector that they claim will impact power generation in the country.
Spain-based utility Iberdrola has contracted Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA) to supply two J-series gas turbines and a steam turbine for the 887 MW Noroeste Power Plant. The combined-cycle plant is due to be online in January 2019.
Affordable, efficient power storage is a key enabler for the transition to low-carbon energy systems. Looking to 2030, it is particularly striking that battery technology becomes especially more competitive, with sodium (NaS), lead acid and lithium-ion technologies leading the way.
In the United States, 97% of all steam coal is used to generate electricity but this consumption fell 29% from its peak of 1,045 million short tons (MMst) in 2007 to an estimated 739 MMst in 2015. According to EIA figures, consumption fell in nearly every state, rising only in Nebraska and Alaska over that period.
Though planned upgrades of some gas transmission lines will limit fuel supply to power plants, the grid operator for New England says the region is expected to have “sufficient electricity this summer.” Power demand is forecast to peak at 26,704 MW.
Umm Al Houl Power, a project vehicle set up by QWEC, Qatar Petroleum , Qatar Foundation and K1 Energy, has awarded a 25-year service agreement to Siemens for the planned Umm Al Houl combined cycle power plant. The deal marks Siemens’ second power gen services order from Qatar in past six months.
Targeting decentralised power needs at fracking applications, Vericor Power Systems has developed and launched a new version of the TF Series gas turbine, for pump, compression and portable generation.
Aiming to become “a leading company of the distributed, renewable and digital energy world”, Germany’s E.ON has announced dates for the spinoff and listing of about 53% of shares in its power generation, gas and oil spinoff company, Uniper. A final decision on the Uniper spinning off will be taken by an E.ON shareholders meeting on June 8.
Brunswick Power Station, the latest addition to Dominion Virginia Power's generation fleet, is up and running since late Monday. With 1,358 MW installed capacity, the combined-cycle gas turbine plant can supply enough electricity to power 325,000 homes.
Experts say that the digital universe by 2020 will reach 44 zettabytes and as this digital revolution magnifies, Siemens unveiled its ‘Digital Services for Energy powered by Sinalytics’ at the Hannover Messe this week. The solution integrates advanced analytics with field service data and related solutions have already been out at customer sites.
The UK government needs to come up with another option to avert a looming electricity shortfall, after EDF pushed back a final investment decision on its Hinkley Point C nuclear project from May to the autumn. The reactor was meant to start up in 2017 but is now unlikely to produce any electricity before 2025.
Imagine a power plant that takes the excess CO2 in the atmosphere and converts it back into a liquid fuel while using only little water and the energy in sunlight to operate. Chemical engineers at the University of Pittsburgh found two catalysts for doing just that.