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Pittsburgh International Airport Completes Marcellus Shale-Fueled Microgrid

Pittsburgh International Airport Completes Marcellus Shale-Fueled Microgrid

The Pittsburgh International Airport (PIA) has completed a first-of-its-kind microgrid that’s powered by Marcellus Shale natural gas and solar panels. The microgrid will power PIA’s entire campus, making it the first airport in the world to receive its electricity entirely from a microgrid.  “Pittsburgh International Airport is now one of the most site-hardened public facilities…

July 20, 2021
Port of Corpus Christi Unveils Plans for Green Hydrogen at Facilities

Port of Corpus Christi Unveils Plans for Green Hydrogen at Facilities

The Port of Corpus Christi, a leading U.S. oil and natural gas export hub, has unveiled plans to explore green hydrogen production at its facilities in South Texas. Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU), the Corpus Christi port is partnering with finance giant Ares Management Corp. to look into the potential for building the hydrogen…

May 18, 2021
PG&E to Expand Use of Permanent Microgrids in Northern California

PG&E to Expand Use of Permanent Microgrids in Northern California

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) on Tuesday introduced a program to help Northern California communities develop permanent, multi-customer microgrids to ensure off-the-grid electricity to critical facilities and vulnerable customer groups. The first installation is set for the Yurok Tribe of Native Americans. The Community Microgrid Enablement Program (CMEP) would provide technical support and capital…

April 20, 2021
Enterprise, EDF Partner for Solar Project Near Houston

Enterprise, EDF Partner for Solar Project Near Houston

EDF Renewables North America has clinched a power purchase agreement (PPA) with an affiliate of Enterprise Products Partner LP to provide solar energy for the Space City Solar Project near Houston. Construction on the Wharton County site is expected to begin this summer and should be operable by summer 2022. The construction phase is forecast…

March 8, 2021
Renewable Capacity Additions to Far Outpace Natural Gas in 2021, EIA Electricity Data Show

Renewable Capacity Additions to Far Outpace Natural Gas in 2021, EIA Electricity Data Show

Renewables will account for a substantial majority of the new U.S. utility-scale electric generating capacity planned to start commercial operation this year, with natural gas coming in a distant third behind solar and wind, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Developers and power plant owners plan to add 6.6 GW of natural…

January 12, 2021
Natural Gas-Fired Generation Increased Even as Covid-19 Hammered Demand

Natural Gas-Fired Generation Increased Even as Covid-19 Hammered Demand

Even amid lower overall electricity consumption due to Covid-19 mitigation efforts, natural gas-fired power generation grew 55,000 GWh year/year through the first half of 2020, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Comparing the first six months of 2019 to the first six months of 2020, natural gas was the fastest growing source of electric…

August 13, 2020
Williams Utility-Scale Solar Projects Set to Power Natural Gas Pipelines, Processing

Williams Utility-Scale Solar Projects Set to Power Natural Gas Pipelines, Processing

Tulsa-based natural gas pipeline giant Williams said Thursday it is entering the solar energy business.

May 28, 2020

Natural Gas to Trail Wind, Solar in New Electricity Generation This Year, EIA Says

The United States will add 42 GW of new electricity capacity to commercial operations this year, with 9.31 GW (22%) coming in the form of natural gas-burning facilities, but the largest additions will be wind and solar generation, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

January 14, 2020

Occidental’s Permian Oil Operations Shine with First Solar-Powered Facility

Houston-based Occidental Petroleum Corp. has flipped the switch on its first solar facility to directly power an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operation in the Permian Basin.

October 8, 2019
Texas Gaining Natural Gas-Fired Power for Peak Summer Demand, Says ERCOT

Texas Gaining Natural Gas-Fired Power for Peak Summer Demand, Says ERCOT

Operating electric power reserves for Texas still look tight for this summer on growth in the Permian Basin and along the Gulf Coast, but they have improved in the past three months thanks in part to the return of a 365 MW natural gas-fired unit, according to the power grid that oversees flows to 90% of the state’s customers.

May 8, 2019
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