natural gas-fired generation

IEA Predicts Lackluster Growth for Natural Gas-fired Power Generation

IEA Predicts Lackluster Growth for Natural Gas-fired Power Generation

Fuel costs for generating natural gas- and coal-fired electricity surged in 2021 but should taper off in the coming years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicted in its latest semi-annual Electricity Market Report. “Sharp spikes in electricity prices in recent times have been causing hardship for many households and businesses around the world and risk…

January 19, 2022
Enbridge Eyes CCS Hub Development at Former Coal Plant Site

Enbridge Eyes CCS Hub Development at Former Coal Plant Site

Supported by a thermal power generating utility, Enbridge Inc. has launched the fifth proposal for an Alberta carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub to satisfy Canadian climate change policy that demands net-zero emissions by 2050. Enbridge recently announced a cooperation agreement for a CCS cleanup of Capital Power Corp.’s 1,200 MW Genesee site southwest of…

December 7, 2021
California Looks to Shore Up Power Supply, Possibly with Natural Gas, to Prevent Summer Outages

California Looks to Shore Up Power Supply, Possibly with Natural Gas, to Prevent Summer Outages

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Thursday approved a series of actions to reduce the risk of power outages during extreme heat events, including possible increased natural gas-fired generation from existing plants. Following prolonged heat waves across the western United States in 2020 and 2021, the measures aim to reduce energy demand and increase…

December 4, 2021
Texas Steps Up Oversight of ‘Critical’ Natural Gas Infrastructure in Wake of Winter Storm Uri

Texas Steps Up Oversight of ‘Critical’ Natural Gas Infrastructure in Wake of Winter Storm Uri

The Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) has adopted rules designating the “critical” natural gas suppliers and customers during energy emergencies in the wake of last February’s Winter Storm Uri. RRC Chairman Wayne Christian said the commission “adopted a ‘critical designation’ rule to ensure our natural gas supply is prepared for future energy emergencies…critical facilities including more…

December 2, 2021
Newsom Signs CA Law to Advance ‘Firm Zero-Carbon’ Electricity, Touts $15B Climate Package

Newsom Signs CA Law to Advance ‘Firm Zero-Carbon’ Electricity, Touts $15B Climate Package

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 423 to accelerate the deployment of “firm zero-carbon resources” for electricity production. The bill was one of 24 signed Friday alongside a $15 billion spending package focused on climate and clean energy efforts, as well as wildfire and drought resiliency. SB 423 defines…

September 27, 2021
FERC, NERC Inquiry into February Freeze Spotlights Natural Gas Failures

FERC, NERC Inquiry into February Freeze Spotlights Natural Gas Failures

Natural gas-fired electric generators made up a majority of the failures identified by FERC during an inquiry into the extreme cold weather that rattled power markets in Texas and the Midwest in February. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in a joint effort with the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC), found freezing generator components and…

September 23, 2021
NRG Looks to Natural Gas, Plans to Retire Some PJM Coal Capacity

NRG Looks to Natural Gas, Plans to Retire Some PJM Coal Capacity

The future for Houston-based NRG Energy Inc. includes natural gas and retail consumer services with less coal-fired generation, CEO Mauricio Gutierrez said recently. The integration of Direct Energy, a natural gas retailer, along with a growing integrated consumer services platform, were the major drivers for increased earnings in the second quarter, Gutierrez said during a…

August 12, 2021