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Engineering


1.2-GW Dedicated Hydrogen-Fired Power Plant Starts Taking Shape in Texas

Entergy Texas will seek approval for a 1.2-GW hydrogen and natural gas–fired combined cycle power gas turbine (CCGT) facility in Orange County, Texas. The Beaumont-based Entergy Corp. subsidiary on July…



Taean IGCC: Continued Operation, Continued Achievement

Korea Western Power’s Taean Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Power Plant this year marked 4,000 hours of consecutive accident-free operations, setting a new world record for IGCC power plants. South…


China Starts Up Turbines at 16-GW Hydro Project After Four-Year Construction Period 

China in late June began operating two of the world’s first 1-GW hydropower turbines at the Baihetan Hydropower Station in southwest China. When the project’s 16 generating units are completed…


Technology Triumph: Track 4A Is POWER’s Plant of the Year

Winning POWER’s highest honor is Track 4A, Southern Power Generation’s 1.4-GW natural gas–fired power plant in southern Malaysia that is equipped with the first commercial GE 9HA.02 gas turbines—one of…


Money Makes the Power and Energy Sectors Go ‘Round

If you’ve seen the musical “Cabaret,” you know that “money makes the world go ‘round” in a variety of ways. While it may not indeed make the power and energy…


Preconstruction Strategies: Subcontractor Prequalification

Implementing sound prequalification processes has proven to be a winning strategy for successful power industry projects. Formal preconstruction phases have increasingly been employed to control costs for capital projects in…