GAS POWER Direct [October 21, 2014]

No Gas Crunch This Winter, Forecasts Say

With a warmer winter projected this year, according to recent forecasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), last year’s record upheavals in the natural gas market appear unlikely…

Zero-Emission Gas Plant Project Closes Funding

North Carolina–based NET Power announced Oct. 15 that it had closed funding and major project agreements for a novel gas-fired plant that will produce no emissions whatsoever. NET Power’s design…

NERC’s Polar Vortex Review Bares Natural Gas Dependency, Equipment Vulnerabilities

Despite record low temperatures and widespread generation outages during the polar vortex, bulk power system reliability was maintained, says the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) in a newly released…

Rising Production Still Dictating North American Gas Markets, Experts Say

Booming natural gas production, mostly in the Northeast, will continue to confound traditional North American gas market dynamics in the near future, said speakers at the LDC Gas Forum—Rockies and…

FERC Approves Cove Point LNG Export Terminal Project

After more than a year of deliberation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Dominion’s proposal to construct and operate liquefaction and export facilities at its existing Cove Point liquefied…

Prepare Your Gas Plant for Cold Weather Operations

A sustained Arctic blast composed of freezing rain, record snowfalls, and high winds hit 22 states, from Mexico to New England in early February 2011. The extreme weather severely affected the power generation

Quickly Boost Your Combustion Turbine Response

Twice this year, PJM flirted with blackouts when brutal winter storms (dubbed a polar vortex) struck the Eastern U.S. in January. The cold weather set a new winter peak demand record of 141,500 MW on Jan. 7