GAS POWER Direct [February 17, 2016]

Is Small-Scale LNG an Option for Distributed Generation?

In large part because of swelling supplies of natural gas, and failing crude oil prices that have helped depress gas prices around the world, as well as because of its…

Challenges of Increasing Dependence on Gas-Fired Generation

Use of natural gas for power generation in the U.S. is skyrocketing. From 2005 to 2015, the share of energy produced from gas has increased over 80%, with gas now comprising about 35% of the fuel mix. This

CHP Update: Policies, Partnerships, and Challenges

Combined heat and power (CHP) is hot again—in more ways than one. After a surge in capacity during the 1980s, kick-started by the 1978 federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) that was designed

Supreme Court Stays Implementation of Clean Power Plan

Dealing a major blow to the Obama administration’s climate agenda, the U.S. Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote stayed implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan (CPP)…

Dominion Resources Agrees to Acquire Questar, Adding to Its Natural Gas Portfolio

Richmond, Va.–based Dominion Resources announced on February 1 that it would add to its more than 12,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering, and storage pipeline, by acquiring Salt Lake…

Calpine to Take Uneconomic CCGT Plant Offline in Calif. 

Calpine Corp. will idle a 578-MW natural gas–fired combined cycle (CCGT) power plant in northern California for likely the remainder of the year. The Houston-headquartered company told POWER on January…