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Duke Ramps 560 MW Natural Gas-Fired Project to Serve Carolina Customers

Duke Ramps 560 MW Natural Gas-Fired Project to Serve Carolina Customers

Duke Energy Progress, a Duke Energy Corp. subsidiary, said its natural gas-fired Asheville Combined Cycle Station in Arden, NC, is online and producing 560 MW for customers across the Carolinas.  The $817 million natural gas station consists of two 280 MW power blocks, four generators and more than 18,000 components. The first power block became…

July 24, 2020
Gas-Fired Peaking Generation No Longer Favored in California

Gas-Fired Peaking Generation No Longer Favored in California

The number of natural gas-fired peaking plants in California has increased sharply, to 79 from 24, in the first 15 years of this century, though none have been opened in recent years as the state increasingly moves to phase out fossil fuels to facilitate decarbonization. That trend is a reflection of one of the key…

July 23, 2020
Long-Awaited IRS Tax Break May Spur U.S. Carbon Capture Projects

Long-Awaited IRS Tax Break May Spur U.S. Carbon Capture Projects

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is close to finalizing regulations to implement a tax credit for carbon capture and storage (CCS) that could help more than two dozen proposed projects move beyond the initial engineering and design stages.

June 4, 2020
Pennsylvania Power Plant Said First to Tap Ethane for Electricity

Pennsylvania Power Plant Said First to Tap Ethane for Electricity

Competitive Power Ventures Inc. (CPV) said this week that it is prepared to burn ethane at its new natural gas-fired power plant in Central Pennsylvania after successfully testing new technology.

March 27, 2020
Massive Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant Moving Forward in Ohio

Massive Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant Moving Forward in Ohio

Construction of what would be one of Ohio’s largest natural gas-fired power plants has started in the heart of the Utica Shale, despite nuclear power subsidies set to take effect next year that have derailed other projects.

September 4, 2019

California Gas-Fired Generation Drying Up with Coastal Plant Closures

It’s been in the works for a decade now, but the result of California’s ban on the use of seawater to cool a series of mostly natural gas-fired coastal electric generation plants is expected to have an impact on the state’s carbon footprint in the decade to come.

March 26, 2019
NRG Closes on Sale of Repowered Peaking Facility in Southern California

NRG Closes on Sale of Repowered Peaking Facility in Southern California

After years of planning and protest, NRG Energy Inc. sold a repowered peaking facility at its Encina Power Station, a natural gas- and oil-fired power plant in Southern California, but the company will continue to own and operate a 95-acre coastal site where the power station sits.

March 12, 2019

Brief — Puente Power Project

As requested, California Energy Commission (CEC) siting committee has granted NRG Energy Inc.’s request to suspend until May 1 a proceeding on the proposed 262 MW Puente Power Project, a natural gas-fired plant for Ventura County. NRG has proposed Puente Power to replacethe Ormand Beach (1,516 MW) and Mandalay Bay (560 MW) gas-fired, seawater-cooled baseload generation plants set to close by the end of 2020.

November 3, 2017

Ohio’s Kasich Supports Competitive Power Markets, Calls NatGas ‘The Future’

Ohio Gov. John Kasich joined elected officials in northwestern Ohio on Monday to cut the ribbon for one of the state’s largest and most efficient natural gas-fired power plants, announcing his support for the deregulated power market as other generators push for subsidies.

August 22, 2017

While California Debates Natural Gas Use, Research Points to Bullish National Future

Despite climate change-related challenges and anti-carbon skeptics, the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) said natural gas likely will remain an integral part of the U.S. energy mix going forward, but California regulators aren’t quite as sure.

June 8, 2017
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