GAS POWER Direct [May 17, 2017]

Inlet Air Cooling Systems Improve Gas Turbine Performance

An inlet air cooling (IAC) system offers one of the most cost-effective ways to improve gas turbine (GT) performance—especially during the peak hours of hot summer months. After all, GT output depends on

Report: Cheap Natural Gas Poised to Roil PJM Power Market

The flood of cheap Marcellus Shale gas driving massive construction of new natural gas power generation capacity could wreak havoc in the PJM power market, Moody’s Investors Service suggests in…

3-D Printing: The Future of Manufacturing and Maintenance

Power plants are complex systems with countless moving parts, and in turn, countless opportunities for things to go wrong. With the advent of 3-D printing technology, repairing or replacing those moving parts

Is Fuel Diversity a False God?

Fuel diversity is a topic that comes up often in discussions of electricity policy, generally thought to be a worthwhile, even indispensable, attribute in an energy system. A new analysis…

Drought Has Big Impact on California Power Market

Rain and snow has returned to California, ending the record-setting drought with record-setting precipitation. The drought led to forest fires, dead orchards, and brown lawns. It also took a big…

Natural Gas Projected to Fuel Largest Share of U.S. Summer Power Generation

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects natural gas–fueled electricity generation will exceed all other fuel sources once again this summer, marking the third year in a row that gas…