With current EPA regulations, abundant supply and low natural gas prices ushering in a “golden age” for gas power generation in the US, major utilities and IPPs are seeking to capitalize on this clean-burning, abundant and cheap fuel.
Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE, reached a settlement agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that resolves alleged violations of the new source review provisions of the Clean Air Act. The agreement does not include any admission of wrongdoing on the part of the company Minnesota Power is one of many utility companies in the U.S.
The Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership (KHLP) broke ground on the 695-MW Keeyask Generating Station in northern Manitoba. The project is a collaborative effort between Manitoba Hydro and four Manitoba First Nations - Tataskweyak Cree Nation, War Lake First Nation, York Factory First Nation, and Fox Lake Cree Nation - working together as the KHLP. Manitoba Hydro provides administration and management services for KHLP and will own at least 75 per cent of the equity of the partnership.
Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group (B&W PGG) was awarded a contract to design and manufacture two coal-fired boilers to be installed in the Punta Catalina Power Plant for Corporación Dominicana de Empresas Eléctricas Estatales (CDEEE) in the Dominican Republic.
CB&I awarded contract orders by Entergy Operations valued in excess of $100 million for project and construction management services related to the implementation of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ordered modifications and upgrades at multiple nuclear energy facilities throughout the U.S. Since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear incident in 2011, the NRC has required U.S.
NextEra Energy Partners’ Bluewater Wind Energy Center in Huron County, Ontario has begun commercial operation. The project is comprised of 37 turbines and capable of generating up to 60-MW of electricity. The Bluewater Wind Energy Center is owned by Bluewater Wind, LP, an indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Canada Partners Holdings.
To relieve pressure from a stressed power grid, owners of commercial buildings should turn first to analytics to boost energy efficiency.
With an aging infrastructure stressed by a variety of factors from inclement weather to a decreasing number of operational power plants to heightened electric consumption levels, today's grid often struggles to achieve its core function – keeping the lights on and the power flowing.
Grid constraint refers to a scenario in which power demand exceeds transmission and distribution (T&D) capacity in a given area. Constraints have a negative impact on the grid's ability to deliver power reliably, as it is supposed to.
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