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Monthly Issue | September 15, 2007

It’s time to rebalance America’s electricity strategy

Not long ago, most utility investors considered California's electricity policies too iconoclastic to support. Driven by far-left environmentalists and overzealous regulators, those policies have made it nearly impossible to build…


This month in POWER . . .

September 1886 Four years after this magazine was launched, the editors reviewed the latest improvements to industrial boilers, beginning with the Backus furnace (Figure 1). 1. The Backus furnace. “This…


Integrated software platform eludes many owner/operators

More than a decade ago, POWER published a landmark special report, “Information Technology for Powerplant Management,” that documented how plants were beginning to use powerful software applications to improve their…


Biofouling control options for cooling systems

The typical multi-plant utility spends millions of dollars a year on bleach, bromide, and other biocides to keep heat-exchange surfaces clean and to control biofouling in cooling systems. Proper use…


Map of North American natural gas-fired power plants larger than 100 MW


Tenaska Virginia Generating Station, Scottsville, Virginia

Tenaska Virginia Generating Station (TVGS) is a three-year-old, dual-fueled combined-cycle plant in Scottsville, Va. Tenaska Inc. developed the facility and formed Tenaska Virginia Partners LP to build, own, and operate…


Port Westward Generating Plant, Clatskanie, Oregon

Port Westward Generating Plant (PWGP) is the newest member of Portland General Electric's (PGE's) diverse family of power-producing resources and the company's first new power plant in more than 10…


Port Arthur II Integrated Hydrogen/Cogeneration Facility, Port Arthur, Texas

Late last year, Air Products commissioned its latest hydrogen production/cogeneration plant next door to a Valero Energy Corp. refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. The Port Arthur II Integrated Hydrogen/Cogeneration Facility…


GTAA Cogeneration Complex, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

It has been exactly five years since Ontario opened up its wholesale and retail electricity markets to competition. That long, hot summer saw many power projects cancelled—the victims of uncertainties…


Groton Generating Station, Groton, South Dakota

Given the relatively long product life cycles in this industry, tracking the progress of a new gas turbine from its design through testing and first installation takes endurance. But in…


Al Ezzel Power Plant, Isle of Muharraq, Bahrain

The island Kingdom of Bahrain is unique in the Middle East. Its oil production is minimal, compared with that of its neighbors, even though Bahrain was the first Gulf state…


Carbon-neutral status shouldn’t be for sale

While elected officials in Washington debate the politics of climate change, state legislators and regulators have been busy putting in place programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For the most…


Focus on O&M (September 2007)

ASSET MANAGEMENT Replace pumps, cut repair bills The original design of Progress Energy's Lee Plant in Goldsboro, N.C., enlisted nine vertical sump pumps within the plant yard as drain pumps. In…


Global Monitor (September 2007)

Constellation files partial COL Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group has dipped its big toe into the nuclear regulatory licensing waters, testing the temperature for a third unit at its 1,165-MW Calvert…


Nuclear plants: Something old, something new

The recent restart of Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA's) Brown's Ferry Unit 1 following a five-year renovation brings to 104 the number of nuclear plants operating in the U.S. Their 100…


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