GAS POWER Direct [October 1, 2013]

NREL Finds Greater Cycling from Renewable Penetration Does Not Significantly Increase Emissions

Much attention has been devoted recently to the increased cycling that is necessary in fossil plants as more renewable capacity is added to the grid, but data on the precise…

Analysts: Power Sector to Drive Most Growth in North American Natural Gas Demand

Natural gas demand in the U.S. is poised to grow strongly over the next two decades, and there’s no mystery where all that gas will be going. Analysts at the…

California Boosts Grid Flexibility with Another Fast-Start Plant

California’s drive to add flexibility to its grid in response to expanding renewable generation took another step forward in September as NRG Energy commissioned two new fast-start units at its…

EIA: Gas-Fired Generation Falls from 2013 Levels But Still High

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Wednesday that although natural gas use for power generation through the first seven months of 2013 is down 14% from historic highs last year,…

How Top Gun Eased Wind, Solar Integration

As variable generation from wind and solar power increases and peak loads grow and become more volatile, the U.S. electric grid will rely more and more on gas-fired power to…