GAS POWER Direct [April 14, 2015]

GE’s New HA Turbines Nearing Delivery

General Electric’s (GE’s) new flagship HA turbines, which will be the largest and most efficient in their class when deployed, will see their first delivery at EDF’s Bouchain combined cycle…

Are Simple Cycles or Combined Cycles Better for Renewable Power Integration?

It’s been called “filling the duck pond,” and it’s the increasingly common challenge worldwide of balancing supply and demand when variable renewables are not feeding power to the grid. Gas-fired…

First Power-to-Gas Projects in U.S. Launched

Southern California Gas Co., the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) have teamed up to launch the first power-to-gas demonstration projects in the…

Leveraging Generation Synergies with Hybrid Plants

Everyone loves efficiencies. Combining generation technologies can create a plant that’s more than the sum of its parts, but engineering challenges mean these projects are not for the faint of…

Siemens and GE Ink Big Orders with Egypt

The Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in Sharm El-Sheikh resulted in some big agreements for the Egyptian government including a reported $10.5 billion deal with Siemens and a $1.7 billion…

Wind, Natural Gas, and Solar Continue to Nudge Coal to the Curb

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released 2015 scheduled capacity additions and retirements on Mar. 10, and the news was not good for the coal industry. As has been the…