GAS POWER Direct [Oct. 19, 2016]

A Primer on Gas Turbine Failure Modes

When a gas turbine goes down, recovery can be an expensive, time-consuming process. Knowing what can go wrong and how to anticipate turbine failures can help you avoid a difficult…

Supercritical CO2 Brayton Power Cycle Pilot Plant Bolstered with $80M in Federal Funding

The Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will award up to $80 million to a 10-MWe pilot project that seeks to advance the development and commercialization of supercritical…

Kemper County IGCC Plant Generates First Syngas-Fueled Power

Mississippi Power's integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant in Kemper County, Miss., on October 12 has begun generating its first power using a combination of syngas (produced from locally mined…

AEP to Shed Ohio, Indiana Coal and Gas Plants in Move for Full Regulation

In an effort to become a fully regulated power company, American Electric Power (AEP) has agreed to sell four Midwestern power plants—representing a total of 5.2 GW—to a newly formed…

LIVE UPDATES: The Clean Power Plan at the D.C. Circuit

Oral arguments on the merits of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Clean Power Plan were concluded before an en banc panel (10 judges, rather than the anticipated three) at the…

SLIDESHOW: An Alarming Trend Affecting U.S. Baseload Power

States, regulators, and market participants have in recent years called attention to a trend concerning uneconomic baseload generation in organized wholesale markets, specifically in ISO New England, New York Independent…