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  1. Power Prices Fall in 2016 Due to Lower Natural Gas Values

    By Editors of Power Engineering Average wholesale electricity prices fell across the United States during 2016, mostly due to the sustained lower cost of natural gas. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s report indicated monthly prices ranged from $20 to $45 per MWh. Natural gas prices averaged $2.78 per million Btus, or 17 percent lower than 2015 for the first 10 months of 2016. Milder winter weather in early 2016 kept costs low during that period. Because of the lower cost, natural gas became the top source of U.S electricity generation on an annualized basis for the first time. An estimated 34 percent of power came from natural gas, compared to 30 percent from coal. Natural gas first exceeded coal-fired generation in April 2015, and surpassed coal for nearly every month of 2016. Utilities added 24 GW of capacity in 2016, over 90 percent of which were natural gas, solar and wind. Coal accounted for seven GW of capacity that was retired.

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  2. Unconventional gas, transport, storage plays growing role in power generation

    Two power plants in U.S. Virgin Islands being converted to propane

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    Mon, 19 Dec 2016

  3. Panelists Predict Change and Provide Tips on Preparation

    POWER-GEN International’s keynote speakers on Tuesday morning focused on the transformational changes the electric power industry is experiencing. The panelists in Tuesday afternoon’s session titled “A View of the Electricity Business Model of Tomorrow” continued that theme.

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    Tue, 13 Dec 2016

  4. Unconventional Gas, Transport, Storage Play Growing Role in Power Generatio

    Domestic natural gas, especially from shale regions, should remain cheap and plentiful as effective methods for transporting and storing it emerge in pipeline-constrained areas.

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    Wed, 14 Dec 2016

  1. TRC’s Top 12 Predictions for the Energy Industry in 2017

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    Tue, 13 Dec 2016

  2. Drax in $450m diversification moves

    Drax, which owns the UK's largest power plant, is to acquire energy supplier Opus Energy as part of a strategic shift away from coal - fired generation

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    Wed, 7 Dec 2016

  3. Special Report: Executive Roundtable on Coal -Fired Generation

    Six executives discuss the current status of the coal - fired generation sector and look ahead.

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    Tue, 1 Sep 2009

  4. Xcel Energy proposes low-cost plan to address coal -fired generation emissions in Colorado

    Xcel Energy has proposed a low-cost option to significantly reduce Colorado coal - fired generation emissions, through a combination of retiring, repowering or retrofitting of several power plants as called for under the recently enacted state Clean Air Clean Jobs Act.

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    Mon, 16 Aug 2010

  5. CMS Energy has slashed coal -fired generation since 2005

    Coal’s capacity share has dropped from 41 percent to 24 percent

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    Wed, 16 Mar 2016

  6. CMS Energy Has Slashed Coal -Fired Generation Since 2005

    CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS) and its utility subsidiary Consumers Energy have come a long way in reducing their reliance on coal-fired power since 2005.

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    Wed, 16 Mar 2016

  7. Coal fired generation at Black Dog plant will end in 2015

    Xcel announced it has submitted plans to stop coal - fired generation at its Black Dog plant in Burnsville, Minnesota, by 2015

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    Mon, 20 Oct 2014

  8. Crews extinguish fire at DTE Energy power plant; no injuries

    A coal - fired generation unit that produces electricity inside the facility caught fire, the utility said 

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    Fri, 12 Aug 2016

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