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The Musandam Independent Power Project (IPP) is a 120-MW natural gas-fired facility in a fast-growing region of Oman. The plant was inaugurated in November 2017. Though natural gas is its primary fuel, it also can operate on light fuel oil. The plant will burn associated gas from nearby oil and gas wells, gas that otherwise would be flared. Courtesy: Oman Oil Company

Oman Starts Power Plant as Part of New Energy Development

Oman recently began operating a Wärtsilä-built power plant in the northern part of the country,…

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NERC Report: Natural Gas, Renewable Generation Will Offset Coal, Nuclear Closures

A report released December 14 by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) says power…

A major demonstration. The team of SwRI, GTI, and GE Global Research will design, build, and operate a 10-MWe pilot plant for demonstrating supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycles. The plant, shown here in an engineering concept drawing, will be located at SwRI’s headquarters in San Antonio. Courtesy: Southwest Research Institute

Game-Changing Supercritical CO2 Cycles Are Closer to Commercialization

Supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) cycles—which are inching closer to commercial applications for waste heat recovery,…

Plant Vogtle Unit 3 reactor vessel is prepared for placement. Courtesy: Georgia Power

Georgia PSC Will Decide Vogtle's Fate on December 21

The Georgia Public Service Commission on December 11 said it will decide December 21 whether…

Two new AP1000 units are being added to Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle nuclear station located near Waynesboro, Ga. This image provides an overview of the site in August 2016, a month in which the CA20 module was placed into the Unit 4 nuclear island. More than 6,000 construction workers were said to be onsite at the time. Courtesy: Georgia Power

Vogtle Hearings Underway; Tax Law Change Could Speed Resolution

Hearings on the future of the Vogtle nuclear expansion project are underway in Atlanta, Georgia,…

THE BIG PICTURE: Global CCS

In a November report, The Global CCS Institute said carbon capture and storage (CCS) is…

Renewable Power in Southeast Asia: Will the Legal Regime Catch Up with the Opportunities?

Southeast Asia offers rich renewable sector opportunities, recently exemplified by Chevron’s multibillion-dollar sale of its Indonesian and Philippines geothermal projects, and the purchase of Equis Energy

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Parts Exchange Program Saves Money, Keeps Xcel's Turbine Fleet Spinning

Keeping combustion turbines spinning at power plants across Xcel Energy’s service territory is critical to maintaining reliability and minimizing costs. One of the challenges to meeting that goal is

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Nation's First Offshore Wind Farm Releases Community from Decades of Diesel

In the early morning of May 1, 2017, Block Island, Rhode Island, shut off the diesel generators that had powered the island for nearly a century. The lights on the island flickered off before turning back on

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High-Pressure, Rotary Gear Pumps for Severe Applications  Northern Pump manufactures high-pressure, heavy-duty, positive-displacement, rotary gear pumps for industry, designed to perform in severe

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Siemens Launches 44-MW Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Model for Fast Power Demand Surge

Siemens in November introduced the SGT-A45 TR, a mobile 44-MW aeroderivative gas turbine designed for…

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Mississippi PSC: Kemper Facility Should Operate Using Only Natural Gas

The Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) at an open meeting on June 21 unanimously passed…

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U.S. Carbon Emissions Increase from Last Year, but Still 28% Less Than in 2005

A newly released update to the Power Sector Carbon Index, developed by Carnegie Mellon University…

The Nemadji Trail Energy Center in Superior, Wis., will be co-developed by Dairyland Power Cooperative and Minnesota Power.

Proposed Wisconsin Gas-Fired Plant Would Aid Utilities' Renewable Initiatives

Minnesota Power and Wisconsin’s Dairyland Power Cooperative announced plans to co-develop a combined cycle natural…

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GE Power Inks Its Largest Services Deal Ever

GE Power signed a landmark deal to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for 10…

Luminant’s Monticello power plant in Titus County, Texas, is an 1,880-MW facility fired by Powder River Basic coal. Years units began operation: Unit 1–1974; Unit 2–1975; Unit 3–1978. Courtesy: Luminant

Monticello Goes Under, More Coal and Nuclear Imperiled in Texas (Updated) 

A week after the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed a rule to bolster uneconomic coal…

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Pruitt: EPA Will Have CPP Replacement Proposal in Coming Months

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will propose a replacement rule for the Clean Power Plan…

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$100M in DOE Funding Available for Transformational Coal Projects

The Department of Energy (DOE) has available up to $100 million in cost-shared funding for…

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Four Things That Are Killing Coal

Although President Trump has been promoting a pro-coal energy agenda, there are four things killing…

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Mississippi PSC: Kemper Facility Should Operate Using Only Natural Gas

The Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) at an open meeting on June 21 unanimously passed…


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