GAS POWER Direct [March 16, 2016]

Construction Begins on Project to Demonstrate Entirely New Natural Gas Power Cycle

Construction of a 50-MWt plant that will demonstrate a novel oxyfuel natural gas power system using Allam Cycle technology with zero atmospheric emissions has kicked off in La Porte, Texas.…

Gas-Fired Generation Will Beat Coal in 2016, EIA Says

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its March 8 Short-Term Energy Outlook that natural gas would supply the largest share of U.S. electricity in 2016, continuing its rise against…

China Looks to Small CHP to Cut Air Pollution

China has been struggling for years with endemic air pollution in major cities like Shanghai, and the nation’s traditional heavy reliance on coal has been challenged head-on by new government…

Using Steam Turbine Warming Blankets to Reduce Startup Time and Rotor Stress

Steam turbines have to be warmed slowly to avoid excessive differential expansion of the various components, rotor stress, and potentially reduced service life. For that reason, startup times must be extended

Entergy Subsidiaries Buy Four-Unit CCGT Power Plant

Entergy Corp. announced on March 4 that three of its subsidiaries had closed on a transaction to purchase the 1,980-MW Union Power Station near El Dorado, Ark. The plant includes…

New Metering Solution Controls Condensate in HRSG Systems

Many combined cycle and cogeneration plants with heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) were originally intended as baseload power sources or steam producers. In recent years, however, some have been

Siemens, GE, MHPSA Advance Gas Power Efficiency

Gas power technologies set new benchmarks over the past few months as gas turbine “gorillas” Siemens, General Electric (GE), and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas (MHPSA) all reported new