Technology & Innovation

GE Power Services is to provide plant equipment upgrades at two Uniper UK's CCGT power plants in the UK.

NRG Energy Services has signed an agreement to provide third-party operations and maintenance services at two power power plants owned by Texas-based Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, the company said.

Mississippi Power has announced it has generated electricity in the second gasifier at the Kemper County energy facility by synthesis gas, or syngas, from lignite. Last month, the company announced electricity had been generated in the first of the facility’s two gasifiers.

Dresser-Rand has supplied a Guascor gas engine for use in an advanced gasification bioenergy plant at Lockheed Martin’s Owego, NY, facility.

General Electric is to collaborate with software company Power Costs to connect plant assets and operational generation data from GE's Digital Power Plant solutions with PCI's energy planning and trading tools.

Siemens is to supply seven SGT-800 industrial gas turbines and two Industrial Trent 60 gas turbines to Argentina.

The SGT-800 turbines were ordered by the independent Argentine energy producer Albanesi, while the aeroderivative Industrial Trent 60 machines were ordered by the international energy group SoEnergy.

Turbine Technology Services Corporation has launched a new tool to improve power plants' flexibility.

The new offering, called Fast Start, is a “tailored solution to plant operators” to meet demand for increased flexibility “with their existing gas turbines” the company said.

General Electric and energy company Exelon have signed an agreement for the enterprise-wide use of GE's software across Exelon assets.

General Electric has expanded its suite of software for power producers, grid operators and energy managers, adding new tools to help customers reduce unplanned downtime and operations and maintenance costs.

Russia's Gazprom is looking to step up efforts to develop the use of natural gas as vehicle fuel in the country.

Gas sales at Gazprom's CNG stations have consistently increased, amounting to 436 million cubic meters in 2015, 7.3% higher than in 2014, it reported adding that sales growth rate is expected to exceed 17% in 2016.

Wastewater from a Del Monte's 23,000-hectare pineapple plantation in in the Philippines is being used to fuel two GE's Jenbacher J420 gas engines installed at a manufacturing plant.

Methane-laden waters of Ruanda’s Lake Kivu are being utilised by ContourGlobal as an energy source for power generation, after Exponent evaluated the physical and chemical impact of this unique project. If left untapped, the methane dissolved in the lake could trigger an uncontrolled gas eruption that would imperil the lives of nearby inhabitants.

GE’s Distributed Power and engineering company Clarke Energy are working together towards the adoption of Industrial Internet solutions across Clarke Energy’s installed base GE’s Jenbacher engines.

GE’s Power Services is to carry out modernisation works at the Hrvatska Elektroprivreda power plant in Plomin, Croatia “the only coal-fired power plant in the country” the company said.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has successfully completed a technology demonstration project to explore the performance of battery storage systems participating in California's electricity markets.