GAS POWER Direct [May 21, 2014]

GE Bid for Alstom Shakes Up Gas Turbine Sector

General Electric’s (GE’s) $16.9 billion bid for rival Alstom’s power and grid divisions has set in motion a drama that seems certain to shake up the generation sector worldwide. GE…

Duke Energy Florida Goes All-In on Gas

Rebounding from the loss of the Crystal River nuclear plant, Duke Energy Florida announced plans on May 13 to replace the lost capacity with a new 1,640-MW combined cycle plant…

Gas and Solar to Ease California Hydro Shortage, Says CAISO

Substantial new gas-fired and solar generation that have been added to the California grid over the past year are expected to take up the slack this summer as an ongoing…

EIA Projects Flat Growth in Electricity Demand, Big Jumps in Gas and Renewables

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO), released on May 7, projects slow growth in electricity demand through 2040, with natural gas and renewables taking an increasing…

EPA Issues Final Cooling Water Intake 316(b) Rule

A final rule released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today will affect cooling water intake structures at 544 U.S. power plants and provide those plants with lower-cost compliance options…

59-MW Fuel Cell Park Opening Heralds Robust Global Technology Future

The 59-MW Gyeonggi Green Energy fuel cell park (Figure 3) in South Korea’s Hwasung City—one of the world’s largest fuel cell facilities—began operation in February. The five-acre facility built by