GAS POWER Direct [April 22, 2014]

Natural Gas Leads 2013 Capacity Additions by Wide Margin

The U.S. added 6,681 MW of net natural gas-fired capacity in 2013, far outstripping any other generation source, according to Energy Information Administration (EIA) data. This figure represented a substantial…

Entergy Louisiana Adding New Unit to New Orleans-Area Plant

Entergy Louisiana’s Ninemile Point plant has been powering New Orleans and southeast Louisiana since the 1950s. The facility in Westwego, just across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, comprises five…

Six Combined Cycle Plants to Change Hands in the Southeastern U.S.

Calpine Corp. has agreed to sell six of its Southeast region combined cycle power plants with a total capacity of nearly 3.5 GW to LS Power Equity Advisors LLC for…

New CCPP Erected in Record Time

The 417-MW Andong combined cycle power plant (CCPP) constructed in the province of Gyeongsangbuk-do, in South Korea, was completed in only 24 months. Owned and operated by Korea Southern Power…

FERC Staff Highlight Changing Power Mix as Demand Falls for Third Straight Year

The changing generation mix and recent extreme weather throughout the U.S. have led the power sector to evaluate and begin making changes to address their increased dependence on natural gas…

About That Gas-Fired Power Boom...

If you were thinking the shale gas boom had permanently changed the natural gas business in the U.S., gas market fundamentals have some news for you. Natural gas prices have traditionally risen during the