POWERnews [Oct. 13, 2016]

Crescent Dunes: 24 Hours on the Sun

Dreams of a future of round-the-clock dispatchable solar energy may have become reality at the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada.

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…

New Technology Offers Hope for Cost-Effective Carbon Capture and Storage Systems

Academics at the University of Sheffield—a public research university in the UK—have begun two new carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, searching for cheaper methods of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2)…

Northeastern States File Suit to Force EPA Action on Ozone Transport Region Expansion

Six northeastern states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to force it to act on controlling air pollution blowing in from coal-fired power plants located in nine Midwestern and…

GE Is Acquiring World’s Largest Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturer

GE announced on October 11 that it would purchase Denmark-based LM Wind Power—the world's largest designer and independent supplier of wind turbine rotor blades. GE will acquire the company from…

Duke Exits Latin American Power Sector to Focus on U.S. Regulated Business

In a push to focus on regulated markets in the U.S., Duke Energy has completed its exit of international business in deals valued at $2.4 billion. The company announced on…