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2012-09-18 06:21:20

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just two months after the contract was signed with the private equity firm Panda Power Funds for the turnkey supply of a natural-gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Temple, Texas, Siemens has been awarded a second order by the same customer for an identical project in the city of Sherman. Siemens will supply the plant in consortium with its partner Bechtel. The order volume including a long-term service agreement is approximately USD300...

Carbon Emissions Cost Higher Than Estimated
2012-09-18 11:10:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, claims that the U.S. Federal government is significantly underestimating the costs of carbon pollution because it is using a faulty analytical model. The researchers found that a more appropriate accounting of costs would pave the way to cleaner, more economically efficient sources of power generation. “This is a wake-up call for America to start...

2012-09-14 02:21:26

GOLDSBORO, N.C., Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), will officially close the coal-fired H.F. Lee power plant near Goldsboro, N.C., Sept. 15. This is the second such retirement under the utility's fleet-modernization program, which will help ensure continued grid reliability, reduce the long-term price impact on customers, reduce air emissions and water usage, and offer new economic development opportunities. The Lee Plant...

2012-09-12 18:22:05

HOUSTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has secured a $24 million contract with NRG Energy subsidiary Petra Nova to design and construct a 75 MW gas turbine peaking facility at the W. A. Parish Generating Station, located approximately 25 miles southwest of Houston. The project scope involves installation of the complete peaking plant on a turnkey basis, including a GE Frame 7EA gas turbine supplied by Petra Nova and all associated balance of plant equipment furnished...

2012-09-10 06:23:49

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power is asking for permission to expand a program that reduces usage of electricity at peak times and a program that helps low-income families conserve energy and reduce their monthly electric bills. Dominion has asked the Virginia State Corporation Commission to extend the Smart Cooling Rewards program, in which air conditioning units are cycled off and on for certain hours during periods of high demand for electricity in...

2012-09-05 02:26:09

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power is proposing to convert Bremo Power Station from using coal to natural gas as fuel to generate electricity. This would be the ninth company-owned, coal-fired power station announced in recent years with units to be closed or converted to alternative fuels. In its application filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC), Dominion noted that it had agreed to stop using coal and convert the 227-megawatt, two-unit...

2012-09-04 06:22:31

HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, POWER magazine selects the most noteworthy gas-fired power plants worldwide to be designated Top Plants. Winning plants are profiled in the September issue, and awards are presented at a banquet the following May at the ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition. This year's award-winning gas-fired Top Plants are: Claus C Combined Cycle Power Plant, Massbracht, Limburg Province, Netherlands. This repowering project took a...

2012-08-28 06:23:30

ATLANTA, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new technology that could significantly reduce the water needed for power plant cooling is being tested, marking the beginning of research and development at the new Water Research Center (WRC) at Georgia Power's Plant Bowen in Cartersville, Ga. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120828/CL64010 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO ) Cooling water is essential for most thermal, or steam-driven, electric...

2012-08-27 22:20:19

HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has secured a contract with Pasadena Water & Power (PWP) for repair and restoration of the GT-1 generating unit at their Glenarm Power Plant in Pasadena, California. The scope of work involves refurbishment of a Pratt & Whitney FT-4 gas turbine generator, including overhaul of the gas generator, supply of a refurbished power turbine and related ancillaries, and turnkey installation of all equipment. The scope of work may extend to...

2012-08-17 06:20:42

MILWAUKEE, Aug 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- We Energies today announced plans to convert the fuel source for the Valley Power Plant from coal to natural gas. The Valley plant is a cogeneration facility located along the Menomonee River in Milwaukee that generates electricity for the grid and produces steam for heating hundreds of downtown Milwaukee buildings. "For decades, the Valley plant has served a critical role - producing electricity, providing voltage support for the downtown Milwaukee...