Pictured: Warren County Generating Station, the 2015 winner of overall project of the year.
The editors of Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World magazines are pleased to announce our 2016 Project of the Year finalists.
Eight outstanding power projects were selected from industry-nominated projects in four categories: Natural Gas, Renewables, Coal, and Combined Heat and Power.
To be eligible, projects must have come online between Aug. 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. Editors from Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World selected the finalists based on the following criteria: Technological innovation, local impact, logistical challenges and creativity, and capacity.
The winning projects in each category will be announced Dec. 13 during the keynote session at POWER-GEN International 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Two power project finalists were selected for each category. They are:
Natural Gas-Fired POTY
· Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center, Florida Power & Light
· Brunswick County Power Station, Dominion Virginia Power
· Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Center, SolarReserve
· Village of Minster Energy Storage Project, Half Moon Ventures
· Mill Creek Generating Station, Louisville Gas & Electric
· Longview Power Plant Rehabilitation, Longview Power
Combined Heat and Power POTY
· Eight Flags Energy CHP Plant, Chesapeake Utilities Corp.
· Coldwater BPU Peaking Plant, Michigan South Central Power Agency
"Companies like those represented by this year's project finalists are instrumental in meeting public demands for cleaner, more efficient electricity,” said Richard G. Baker, publisher of Power Engineering and senior vice president of PennWell's Power Generation Group. “Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World are once again pleased to be able to recognize some of the exceptional power projects that were completed in the past year."
The greatest minds in power generation will be gathering in Orlando Dec. 13-15 for Power Generation Week to discuss the chemistry, operation, and regulation of power generation. The most innovative and cost-effective solutions for maintaining, operating, and building new power generation will be shared with more than 20,000 attendees.