Gas Power Direct April 15, 2020
World’s First HL-Class Gas Turbine Starts Successfully
Siemens Energy completed “first fire” at Duke Energy’s Lincoln Combustion Turbine Station near Denver, North Carolina, on April 6. The accomplishment is a major milestone for the world’s first SGT6-9000HL…
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NERC Moves to Defer Reliability Standards, Provide COVID-19 Flexibility
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to delay the implementation of seven reliability standards that relate to cybersecurity, training, disturbance monitoring…
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Natural Gas a Powerful Force, Despite Industry Headwinds

Gas prices remain low worldwide, and the challenge for producers is to find a market for their supply. Gas remains the No. 1 source of U.S. power generation, and will continue in that spot for several more

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The POWER Interview: Powering Through a Pandemic
It's an unprecedented time for power generators worldwide. Utilities, grid operators, equipment manufacturers, and others working to keep the lights on know that a reliable supply of electricity is more…
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MHPS Grid-Connects T-Point 2 Advanced Gas Turbine Validation Facility
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has begun commissioning T-Point 2, its newest combined cycle power plant validation facility that will eventually host the company’s much-watched autonomous combined cycle power project.…
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Siemens CEO: No Job Cuts Due to Coronavirus
Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser told a German newspaper the company will not reduce its workforce despite the economic downturn due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Kaeser, in an interview published…
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Xcel Selling Gas Plant; Proceeds Will Support Pandemic Relief
Xcel Energy on April 6 announced the sale of the 760-MW Mankato Energy Center (MEC) gas-fired power plant in Minnesota, less than three months after purchasing the plant for $650…
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The POWER Interview: Keeping the Flame for Natural Gas
The crash in global oil prices, though a challenge for cash-strapped drillers and U.S. exploration and production (E&P) companies, may provide an opportunity to move natural gas prices higher. Analysts…
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Industry Press Releases
Lake Charles Power Station Achieves Commercial Operation

GE-led Consortium to Build Two High-Efficiency, Lower Emission HA Combined Cycle Power Units at Dolna Odra Power Plant in Poland

Siemens receives third order from Belarus for SGT-800 gas turbines

29-MW Wärtsilä Gas Plant brings Powers Iraqi Port Operations

Eaton redefines remote power monitoring and management with a modernized user experience and real-time access to critical power data

ABB accelerates remote connectivity for customer operations during COVID-19 crisis
 
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