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Duke Energy Florida said it would commission the first unit of its two-unit Citrus gas-fired combined cycle plant in September 2018. Units 2 of the 1,640-MW facility, fed with natural gas from the Sabal Trail pipeline, will be commissioned in November 2018. The plant is replacing a coal-fired plant at the site in Citrus County, Florida, that began operating in 1966. Courtesy: Duke Energy

Duke Energy Ready to Commission New Florida Gas Plant

Duke Energy Florida will commission both units of its new 1,640-MW Citrus gas-fired combined cycle power plant (Figure 1) by the end of 2018. The company on April 3 said the 820-MW Unit 1 will come online in September, with a second 820-MW unit entering service in November. Construction of the $1.5 billion plant began […]

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Test Your Knowledge The quizzes provided here offer an easy way to test your knowledge of various power-related subjects. If you want to learn more about the quiz topics, follow links to articles from the POWER archive, which are provided on each individual quiz webpage. Steam Turbine Rotor Vibration Quiz http://www.powermag.com/test-your-knowledge-steam-turbine-rotor-vibration/ Boiler Chemical Cleaning Quiz http://www.powermag.com/test-your-knowledge-boiler-chemical-cleaning/ Gas Turbine Failure […]

MPW’s Automated Bundle Blaster

MPW’s Bundle Blaster Side Cleaner system is designed to remotely clean the shell side of small to medium
sized tube bundles, up to 36 feet in length. The tube bundle is placed on hydraulically actuated rollers to
incrementally turn the bundle during the cleaning process while the cleaning head runs horizontally on a track
over the bundle. MPW’s

FirstEnergy Corp. wants to deactivate the Pleasants Power Station, a 1.3-GW coal power plant near Belmont, West Virginia, by January 2019. The plant began operations in 1979. During construction of the plant, cooling tower #2 collapsed, killing 51 workers. The construction accident in April 1978 is still considered one of the worst in U.S. history. Courtesy: FirstEnergy

[Updated] Troubled FirstEnergy Companies Seek Bankruptcy Protection

FirstEnergy Corp.’s competitive arm FirstEnergy Solutions (FES) and several key subsidiaries, including FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. (FENOC), on March 31 sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. FirstEnergy said the move would facilitate an “orderly financial restructuring” and accelerate its strategy to become a fully regulated utility. FES—the parent company of FE Aircraft Leasing Corp., FirstEnergy Generation, […]

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THE BIG PICTURE [INFOGRAPHIC]: Changing Fleets

The generating fleets owned by some of the largest companies in the U.S. (ranked here by capacity in 2017) have transformed over the past four years, in some cases dramatically, as total revenues fluctuated. Sources: Fidelity Investments (revenue data standardized by S&P Capital IQ); EIA-860 detailed data; SEC 10-K filings, and company websites. —Copy and artwork by Sonal Patel, a […]

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The 4M Approach to a Connected Plant

Technology is being incorporated into operations and maintenance schemes at an ever-increasing pace. New digital tools are helping optimize assets, improve performance, and reduce overall costs. Big Data Best

Figure 3 - Installed Racks at Clay Electric

Electric Co-op Shines a Light on Rack Selection

Clay Electric Cooperative was determined to dramatically improve its logistics, reliability, and productivity, even before the Florida member-owned utility set out to build a new warehouse to consolidate