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2012-10-10 11:21:47

Facility Will Create 500 Construction Jobs in Asylum Township, Bradford County WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today issued an air quality plan approval to Moxie Liberty LLC of Vienna, Va., for construction of the first power plant in Pennsylvania to run on natural gas, including gas from the Marcellus Shale. The plant, which will generate up to 936 megawatts of electricity, will be built in Asylum Township, Bradford...

2012-10-10 07:22:37

CHICAGO, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Calpine Corporation is currently implementing InStep's eDNA real-time performance management software at over 91 power generation plants. They are making extensive use of InStep's eDNA technology suite across multiple areas of their business including asset management, operational reporting, market decision making, and emissions discharge reporting. The technology is deeply integrated into Calpine's core business systems including an intranet portal,...

2012-10-10 07:22:30

HELSINKI, October 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A power plant of this size using Wartsila combustion engines is a landmark power generation installation. It represents recognition of the superior efficiency possible with Wartsila's technology. Furthermore, the tri-fuel capability provides unmatched flexibility, and ensures that Jordan will have a safe and reliable energy supply. When the gas infrastructure is in place, the plant will switch to natural gas and its environmental...

2012-10-05 02:21:38

BERWICK, Pa., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant has reduced electricity output on both of its generating units and is preparing for a planned shutdown of the Unit 1 reactor later this month for additional turbine inspection, as the company looks to confirm data provided by new instrumentation that could lead to finalization of a plan to resolve the issue of turbine blade cracking that was first identified in 2011. Pending the outcome of the Unit 1...

2012-10-03 10:21:11

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in New York City, Glenwood Management reveals Manhattan's first battery-based, intelligent energy storage system providing 225 kilowatts (kW) of power with 2 megawatt hours (MWh) of stored energy capacity to a New York City high rise. The Joule.System(TM) designed by Demand Energy Networks, Inc. is located at Glenwood's flagship property, Barclay Tower, a 58-story luxury residential high rise located at 10 Barclay Street near the new World Trade...

2012-10-01 06:21:15

HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, POWER magazine selects the most noteworthy coal-fired power plants worldwide to be designated Top Plants. Winning plants are profiled in the October issue, and awards are presented at a banquet the following May at the ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition. This year's award-winning coal-fired Top Plants are: C.P. Crane Generating Station, Middle River, Maryland. When operators of this 400-MW plant converted it to burning 100%...

2012-09-28 10:21:10

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As announced in July, Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), on Oct. 1 will officially retire two coal-fired power plants, including the utility's first coal-fueled facility built in 1923. The utility will close the Cape Fear power plant, near Moncure, N.C., and the H.B. Robinson Unit 1 power plant, near Hartsville, S.C., as part of its ongoing fleet-modernization program. Closing older, less-efficient coal plants...

2012-09-28 06:21:49

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EWP Renewable Corporation (EWPRC) announced today that it has recently acquired the rights to develop a 1,100 MW fast start combined cycle natural gas energy center in Lincoln County, Nevada. The project has been in development since 2001, but has been delayed due to unfavorable economic conditions. Now, however, low natural gas prices, growing renewable portfolios and environmental pressure on aging coal plants have again created a favorable market...

2012-09-27 06:22:27

ST. PAUL, Va., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell joined Dominion Virginia Power officials today in dedicating the new Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center, marking the completion of a four-year, $1.8-billion construction project that is bringing an economic boost to Southwest Virginia. The power station, one of the cleanest of its kind, will help Dominion Virginia Power meet an anticipated 4,000-megawatt growth in electricity demand from its customers during the next...

2012-09-26 06:20:52

MONROE, Mich., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy's Monroe Power Plant has earned a Neighborhood Environmental Partners (NEP) Award from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The awards were presented Sept. 19 in Lansing. The NEP award is one of the state's highest environmental honors and it recognizes facilities for leadership on local projects that benefit their communities and the environment. Only facilities that have earned Clean Corporate Citizen designation...