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2012-05-02 02:21:45

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Power Systems has been awarded a contract to deliver a 13 MW biomass heat recovery power plant for West Fraser Timber Company in British Columbia, Canada. The state-of-the-art power plant will provide clean, carbon-neutral power to the company's Chetwynd Forest Industries plant utilizing two Turboden 65 HRS Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbogenerators. Turboden is a Pratt & Whitney Power Systems company, and Pratt &...

2012-04-24 10:22:17

BERWICK, Pa., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A planned follow-up inspection of the Unit 1 main turbine at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania revealed indications of cracks in blades that are similar to, but less extensive than, damage discovered and repaired in 2011. Based on the inspection, PPL will replace one row of blades on the Unit 1 turbine during the current refueling and maintenance outage, and has decided as a precaution to shut down the Unit 2...

2012-03-30 22:20:03

BERWICK, Pa., March 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators safely shut down the Unit 1 reactor at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania early Saturday (3/31) after 282 days of consecutive operation to begin a planned refueling and maintenance outage. Each of the two units at the Susquehanna plant is taken out of service for refueling and maintenance every 24 months. Workers will replace about 40 percent of the uranium fuel and complete hundreds of scheduled equipment...

The Future of Baseload Power Generation
2012-03-26 11:40:54

Michael Crumbliss for RedOrbit.com The annual MIT Energy Conference has grown to be the premier energy conference of its kind, drawing participants from around the world to discuss the current and future state of energy production, use, and technology. The conference in its seventh year still entirely planned, managed, and led by students from the college. In my opinion the students´ direct involvement keeps the conference honest, progressive, and productive. Every talk or panel I...

2012-02-21 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it was awarded a contract to provide design services for the decommissioning, historic preservation and construction of the Old Main Utility Building (OMUB) Power Plant at the University of Minnesota (UMN) in Minneapolis (officially known as the Combined Heat and Power Plant project). The anticipated 14MW (mega watt) combined heat and power plant, fueled by clean-burning natural gas,...

2012-02-16 14:27:51

Could replacing coal-fired electricity plants with generators fueled by natural gas bring global warming to a halt in this century? What about rapid construction of massive numbers of solar or wind farms, hydroelectric dams, or nuclear reactors–or the invention of new technology for capturing the carbon dioxide produced by fossil-fueled power plants and storing it permanently underground? Nathan Myhrvold of Intellectual Ventures teamed up with Carnegie Institution's Ken Caldeira to...

2012-02-15 07:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX Corporation today announced that SPX Heat Transfer Inc. has been awarded a contract to supply four advanced direct contact condensers (ADCC's) to what will eventually be the largest geothermal power plant ever constructed in Kenya. SPX's ADCC's will serve four Toshiba 70 MW steam turbines at the new plant being constructed in the Rift Valley of Kenya, 100 kilometers northwest of Nairobi. SPX Heat Transfer was selected to provide the...

2012-02-02 18:23:00

BUTTE, Mont., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) announced today that its Dave Gates Generating Station will be down for a period of up to several months following the discovery of a problem within the gas turbines on each of the three generation units. One of the 50-megawatt units was taken off-line in mid-January due to a vibration alarm. One of the turbines has been removed and sent back to the manufacturer, Pratt &...

2012-01-20 10:01:00

CAPE CORAL, Fla., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In September of 2011, a partnership between Lee County High Tech Center Central and Cape Coral business, Turbine Generator Maintenance Inc., was formed to create a new program called "Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inspection and Repair." A special dedication to the program, which includes the construction and presentation of a 2.5MW condensing turbine generator, will take place during TGM's bi-annual Operations and Training...