GAS POWER Direct [Sept. 14, 2016]

Transformer Fire Forces Martin's Creek Plant Offline

Talen Energy’s two-unit Martin's Creek Power Plant in Mount Bethel Township, Penn., was forced offline as a result of a transformer fire Sept. 11, the company said. The incident occurred…

HRSG Condition Assessments Identify CAPEX, Maintenance Priorities

As combined cycle gas turbine plants are called upon to play a larger and more flexible role in the generation mix, it’s important to schedule a comprehensive assessment of major…

Carbon Emissions from Natural Gas to Exceed Coal's in 2016

By the end of this year, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from natural gas could surpass emissions from coal for the first time in nearly 45 years, according to projections…

Enbridge, Spectra to Merge, Create Energy Infrastructure Giant

A merger proposed between Canadian firm Enbridge and Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. could create the largest energy infrastructure company in North America. The companies announced on September 6 that they…

TOP PLANT: Chivasso Combined Cycle Power Plant, Turin, Italy

Owner/operator: A2A When a plant goes into mothballs—especially because of poor economics—it’s often a harbinger of impending retirement. Upgrades to improve performance may help, but in changing markets, returns can…

TOP PLANT: Linden Generating Station, Linden, New Jersey

Owner/operator: PSEG New Jersey’s second-largest power plant has been a leader since it opened in 2006, when it was named a POWER Top Plant for its use of reclaimed water…

TOP PLANT: Cane Run Generating Station Unit 7, Louisville, Kentucky

Owner/operator: Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Kentucky has always been coal country, but times are changing, and its generation fleet is changing with them. Facing the prospect…

TOP PLANT: Attaqa Power Plant, Suez City, Egypt

To alleviate chronic power shortages, the first gas turbine unit at this fast-tracked 640-MW plant was synchronized to the grid within a record-breaking 159 days—two days ahead of schedule. The revolution in

TOP PLANT: Valley Power Plant, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Owner/operator: We Energies Converting a boiler’s fuel source from coal to natural gas involves a lot of planning and reengineering. When the plant is the sole steam service supplier to…

TOP PLANT: ETHYDCO Power Plant, Alexandria, Egypt

Owner/operator: APR Energy Within roughly 90 days, APR Energy set up a 60-MW turnkey power plant—complete with novel natural gas filtration and compression solutions—to support the operations of a massive…