GAS POWER Direct [August 19, 2015]

Texas Sets Record for Gas Power Burn, Still Barely Enough

The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) on August 10 set a record for electricity demand, topping 69,000 MW twice during the afternoon. The peak came as the Energy Information…

Seventeen States Sue EPA for Mandating SIP Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction Changes

The attorneys general of 17 states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for invalidating agency-approved state implementation plans (SIPs) governing emissions from power plant startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM)…

[UPDATED] EPA Issues More Ambitious But Flexible Final Clean Power Plan

Editor's note (Aug. 3): Adds compliance cost details, key changes The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) final Clean Power Plan will seek to tamp down the nation's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions…

Tampa Electric Co.'s Polk Power Station Reclaimed Water Project

It’s not often that a power plant upgrade improves both the environment and the bottom line. Needing to come up with a new source of cooling water for Polk Power…

Alstom Offers Discount to Seal GE Acquisition Deal

As part of a remedy package to appease the European Commission, Alstom will accept $331 million less than the original $13.63 billion purchase price offered by General Electric (GE) to…

DOE Funds New Gasification Projects As Existing IGCC Projects Face Turmoil

Seven gasification projects will receive about $7.5 million in funding from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory. The projects will reduce the cost of coal conversion and…