GAS POWER Direct [August 19, 2014]

Fuel Cells Starting to Make an Impact at Grid Scale

Long viewed as a potential “next big thing” for power generation—often drawing unwarranted hyperbole in the process—and more recently as niche distributed generation, fuel cells are finally beginning to make…

EPA May Be Trying to Slow LNG Export Drive

With three recent requests to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signaled it may seek to slow the recent drive to export liquefied natural…

SDG&E and NRG Near Finish Line for Carlsbad Energy Center [Updated]

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) on July 21 formally requested permission from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with NRG Energy…

Rapid Cycling: The Human Factor

A combination of falling natural gas prices, greater integration of renewable generation, and advancing technology has meant changing roles for many plants, particularly gas turbine combined cycle plants. (See “Managing…

Strategies for Inspecting HRSGs in Two-Shift and Low-Load Service

Aheat-recovery steam generator (HRSG) is much like other power generation equipment—run it at design conditions and chances are it will run with high availability and require only routine maintenance for

MARMADUKE AWARD: KOMIPO Relocates an Entire Combined Cycle Power Plant

Power plants are, with good reason, almost universally regarded as fixed assets to be operated, maintained, and retired on the spot where they were built. The idea of relocating something as large and