GAS POWER Direct [March 19, 2014]

ERCOT Says New Gas Plants Will Ease Reserve Margin Concerns

In its preliminary Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for the summer of 2014, the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said that more than 2 GW of new combined…

Practical Considerations for Converting Industrial Coal Boilers to Natural Gas

Increasing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restrictions pertaining to emissions from coal-fired power plants, the increasing cost of coal operations, and the decreasing cost of natural gas provide strong

E.ON to Close 13 GW in Europe

Germany's biggest utility E.ON will shutter nearly 13 GW of capacity—more than a quarter of its conventional fleet in Europe—to offset the "negative effects of a difficult economic and regulatory…

DOE Fuel Cell Barge Project Launching Prototype

A study by the Sandia National Laboratory last year demonstrated that hydrogen fuel cells mounted on floating barges could potentially provide shore-based power for visiting ships at West Coast ports,…

World’s Largest Fuel Cell Plant Opens in South Korea

The Gyeonggi Green Energy facility, a 59-MW fuel cell park in Hwasung City, South Korea, commenced commercial operation on Feb. 19. The plant consists of 21 2.8-MW hydrogen fuel cells supplied…

Mass. Natural Gas Plant Developer Agrees to Reduce GHG Emissions Annually

In a surprising deal, the developer of a proposed $1 billion natural gas–fired power plant in Salem, Mass., has agreed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the new facility…