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  1. GE to Overhaul Two Siemens Steam Turbines at German Plant

    GE today announced it will overhaul two130-MW Siemens steam turbines at the hard coal-fired DHP Wedel Power Plant in Hamburg, Germany, owned by Vattenfall Europe Wärme AG (VE-W). The turbines were manufactured in 1963 and 1993 and are in need of maintenance to extend their useful service lives. GE will supply the plant with technology that includes advanced steam turbine, generator, boiler, and air quality control systems to improve efficiency and lower emissions at the facility. Each of the plant’s two units are comprised of a turboset featuring one high-pressure turbine, one intermediate-pressure turbine, and one low-pressure (LP) turbine. The upgrades will extend the operating life of the units for several years and help increase their reliability. The turbine overhauls are part of an overall refurbishment project that Vattenfall has scheduled at the plant, which will also call on GE to deliver the valves and deliver the new LP stationary and rotating blades. Major parts of the overhaul work will be performed onsite, but the rotors will be shipped to GE’s service factory in Berlin. The agreement builds on GE’s 25 years of servicing generation equipment at various Vattenfall power plants throughout Germany. GE enhanced its capabilities to service power equipment made by other manufacturers following the acquisition of Alstom Power in November 2015. “We are excited to work with Vattenfall to demonstrate our enhanced capabilities to service other manufacturers’ turbosets by providing a customized package to meet Vattenfall’s efficiency and reliability requirements and demonstrate how GE’s coal-generation portfolio is well-positioned to respond to the region’s future energy needs,” said Pascal Schweitzer, general manager of GE’s Power Services business in Europe. The project will commence in 2017.

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    Fri, 9 Sep 2016

  2. B&W Restructures Power & Renewables Units, Lays off 200 From Coal

    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises is taking steps to restructure its traditional power business in advance of lower projections for U.S. coal generation .

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    Tue, 28 Jun 2016

  3. El Paso Electric goes coal free

    This announcement comes at the end of a 50-year contract and sale of EPE’s seven percent ownership of the coal-fired generating plant, Four Corners Generating Station 

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    Wed, 3 Aug 2016

  4. ITC: Transmission a must for EPA Clean Power Plan to work

    The Clean Power Plan is purported to be a game-changer for the industry with large changes in generation portfolios

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    Wed, 23 Dec 2015

  1. HG&T receives funds to upgrade Massachusetts' 30-MW Hadley hydropower plant

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    Wed, 16 Mar 2016

  2. U.S. to retire 8.5% of coal generation over the next five years

    Through a recent survey of plant owners and operators, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that almost 27 GW of capacity from 175 coal-fired generators will be retired between 2012 and 2016.

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    Tue, 31 Jul 2012

  3. LGE to close 800 MW of coal generation

    Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities plan to retire three coal-fired power plants representing 801 MW of generation over the next several years and will replace them with natural gas-fired generation.

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    Tue, 26 Apr 2011

  4. Google chooses TVA site for next data center

    First data center to locate on repurposed coal generation site

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    Wed, 24 Jun 2015

  5. Regulators approve $1.2B Duke power generation purchase

    Duke Energy Progress receives FERC approval for plans to purchase NCEMPA nuclear and coal generation assets

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    Wed, 10 Dec 2014

  6. ERCOT calls EPA "cross-state" rule unreasonable

    The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new rule on SO2 emissions will have a "significant impact on coal generation ." The independent system operator said the timing of the new rules is unreasonable.

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    Tue, 19 Jul 2011

  7. Energy efficiency might support coal power under EPA Clean Power Plan

    The analysis used computer modeling to evaluate four scenarios under the EPA proposal to cut electric sector CO2 30 percent by 2030 

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    Thu, 19 Mar 2015

  8. EU carbon trading turmoil boosts plant profits

    The European Union carbon trading scheme has been hit by economic jitters and concern over an efficiency drive, costing EU allowances a quarter of their value over three weeks while raising the profitability of coal generation .

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    Fri, 24 Jun 2011

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