Hawaiian Electric selected Renewable Energy Group (REG) to supply biodiesel for Hawaiian Electric’s 110-MW combustion turbine generator at Campbell Industrial Park Generating Station, the first utility-scale combustion turbine that runs entirely on biodiesel. REG already supplies biodiesel to the generating station, and under the new contract—subject to state regulatory review—will continue supplying 3 to 7 million gallons of fuel each year for three additional years. REG’s biodiesel is processed from used cooking oil and waste animal fats.
The Shaw Group renewed a contract with Exelon Generation to provide maintenance, modifications, and construction services to its fleet of nuclear generating plants, including 17 reactors at 10 sites—in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Shaw began providing fleet-wide nuclear maintenance service to Exelon in 2001. Details of the contract weren’t disclosed.