natural gas power plant

Iberdrola Brings 766 MW of Natural Gas-Fired Power Online in Mexico’s Sinaloa State

Iberdrola Brings 766 MW of Natural Gas-Fired Power Online in Mexico’s Sinaloa State

Spain’s Iberdrola SA has started operations at the 766 MW Topolobampo III natural gas-fired combined cycle plant in Mexico’s Sinaloa state. Iberdrola executives called the power plant a “highly efficient, digitally enabled, combined-cycle power plant, which aims to support Mexico’s renewable-rich grid and further renewable growth in the country.” The plant uses U.S. firm GE…

January 3, 2024
Mitsubishi Completing Oklahoma’s Grand River Dam Coal-to-Gas Transition

Mitsubishi Completing Oklahoma’s Grand River Dam Coal-to-Gas Transition

The Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) selected Mitsubishi Power Americas Inc. to install a second 500-MW simple-cycle gas turbine at the Grand River Energy Center to support energy generation while wrapping up coal retirements for Oklahoma’s largest public power utility.  Florida-based Mitsubishi Power and GRDA agreed to install the turbine at the Chouteau, OK-based facility.…

October 13, 2023
Calpine Says Texas Regulatory Plan Encourages 850 MW in New Natural Gas-Fired Power Projects

Calpine Says Texas Regulatory Plan Encourages 850 MW in New Natural Gas-Fired Power Projects

Power generation company Calpine Corp. plans to develop more natural gas-fired plants in Texas after the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) delivered a plan to incentivize, not control, private investment, according to the firm. Houston-based Calpine disclosed it intends to move forward with the construction of a 425 MW gas-fired plant near the existing…

April 19, 2023
Texas GOP Proposes Adding 10 GW of State-Funded Natural Gas-Fired Backup Generation 

Texas GOP Proposes Adding 10 GW of State-Funded Natural Gas-Fired Backup Generation 

A series of bills aiming to shore up the Texas power grid with backup dispatchable power is progressing through the state Senate, though some legislators fear the size and scope of the proposed rules ultimately will not address the reliability issues.  State Republican Sens. Phil King (District 10) and Charles Schwertner (District 5) introduced a…

April 5, 2023
Nevada Adding First Natural Gas-Fired Peaking Capacity in 15 Years

Nevada Adding First Natural Gas-Fired Peaking Capacity in 15 Years

NV Energy Inc. has been given the green light by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) to add natural gas-fired peaking capacity as energy conditions run tighter across the region, with the potential the plant is fueled by a hydrogen blend in the future.  The project to add two natural gas-fired turbines, expected to…

March 24, 2023
Mexico’s CFE Eyeing 2024 In-Service for Yucatán Natural Gas Power Plants

Mexico’s CFE Eyeing 2024 In-Service for Yucatán Natural Gas Power Plants

Mexico’s state power company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is aiming to bring online 1.5 GW of natural gas-fired power generation capacity on the Yucatán Peninsula by summer 2024, CEO Manuel Bartlett said Monday. The combined-cycle plants in Mérida and Valladolid would have capacities of 499 MW and 1,020 MW, respectively, and run primarily on…

January 31, 2023
Exelon Splits Off Constellation as Standalone Natural Gas, Renewables Generation Business

Exelon Splits Off Constellation as Standalone Natural Gas, Renewables Generation Business

Exelon Corp. said it completed the spin-off of Constellation Energy Corp., a natural gas supplier whose fleet powers more than 20 million homes and businesses. The Chicago-based company’s transmission and distribution utility business would continue under the Exelon name, and trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker “EXC.” It is the nation’s largest utility company,…

February 4, 2022
BKV Finds Natural Gas Value Chain ‘Niche’ with Texas Power Plant Deal

BKV Finds Natural Gas Value Chain ‘Niche’ with Texas Power Plant Deal

Natural gas exploration and production (E&P) company Banpu Kalnin Ventures Corp. (BKV) made a splash earlier this month with an announced deal to acquire a natural gas power plant in Temple, TX, for $430 million.  With independent E&Ps largely focused on the upstream, value chain integration has chiefly been the territory of majors and supermajors.…

August 24, 2021