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  1. Natural Gas Tops Mexican Electric Capacity Additions

    By Editors of Power Engineering Natural gas is expected to remain the biggest source of electrical generation in Mexico, according to a new study from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. As of 2015, 54 percent of the country’s electrical generation came from natural gas, up from 34 percent in 2005. Mexico’s national energy ministry estimates over 60 percent of Mexico’s electric capacity growth between 2016 and 2020 is expected to come from new gas-fired power plants. Though the percentage wasn’t quantified, significant natural gas capacity additions are expected to continue through 2029. Mexico’s national energy ministry expects 24.9 gigawatts of total natural gas capacity will be added from 2016 to 2029. 14.7 GW of that could be operational as soon as 2020. Renewable additions are expected to reach 20.4 GW through 2029, with nuclear at 3.9 GW. 15.9 GW of capacity will be retired during that time period, most of which will be coal and fuel oil plants. The country hopes to reduce fuel oil consumption for electricity generation by 90 percent between 2012 and 2018.   As a result of the new natural gas capacity, Mexico’s energy ministry projects natural gas demand from power generation will increase from 3.6 billion cubic feet per day to 5.4 Bcf/d in 2029. The new demand could be met by an increase of imports from the United States and expansions of cross-border U.S. to Mexico pipeline capacity. Recent reforms in Mexico’s electricity sector should open it to private investment and create a new wholesale power market to encourage development of cost-effective electric capacity, reduce electricity costs and transition Mexico’s generation to cleaner fuels.

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    Wed, 18 Jan 2017

  2. Oil and Gas News: Maine regulators vote to expand natural gas capacity

    The Maine Public Utilities Commission has approved a plan to require utility ratepayers to help pay for expanded natural gas.

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    Wed, 20 Jul 2016

  3. Massachusetts court bars billing electricity ratepayers for new gas pipelines

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has prohibited ratepayer-funded natural gas capacity purchases by electric utilities. The Aug. 17 decision vacated a Department of Public Utilities Commission order giving it authority to approve electric utilities’ contracts for new gas pipeline capacity if ...

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    Thu, 18 Aug 2016

  4. Gas Pipeline News: Court: Ratepayers can't be asked to finance gas pipelines

    Electric utilities cannot pass on to their Massachusetts ratepayers the costs of financing new natural gas pipelines, the state's highest court ruled on Wednesday.

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    Thu, 18 Aug 2016

  1. Plan approved to increase wind & natural gas capacity , use less coal

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    Wed, 21 Aug 2013

  2. Natural Gas Capacity , Construction Gaining Ground in Latin America

    Natural Gas is Infiltrating the Predominantly Hydro-powered World of Latin American Power generation, and this trend is expected to continue for at least the next decade or so.

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    Sun, 1 Aug 1999

  3. Natural gas capacity adds to Mexico power supply

    GE will supply two Frame 7FA gas turbines and long-term services for the 423 MW Norte II combined cycle power plant in Mexico.

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    Tue, 30 Aug 2011

  4. Natural gas capacity adds to Mexico power supply

    GE will supply two Frame 7FA gas turbines and long-term services for the 423 MW Norte II combined cycle power plant in Mexico.

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    Tue, 30 Aug 2011

  5. FERC approves new natural gas capacity to help relieve bottlenecks in the Southwestern U.S.

    FERC has approved El Paso Natural Gas Co.'s Power-Up Project that will help relieve capacity bottlenecks in the southwestern U.S. and will provide improved energy infrastructure for the region.

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    Wed, 4 Jun 2003

  6. 200 MW natural gas capacity set for Connecticut

    The Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control awarded GenConn Energy LLC, a 50-50 partnership between The United Illuminating Co. and NRG Energy, Inc. a contract to build 200 MW of new peaking generation at NRG's existing site in Middletown, Conn.

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    Wed, 8 Oct 2008

  7. Report: U.S. Installs Nearly 7.3 GW of Solar PV in 2015

    The U.S. solar industry set a new installation record for 2015 of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects across the country, according to a new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

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    Tue, 23 Feb 2016

  8. New England governors look to expand renewable energy, natural gas

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the effort is part of a push to reduce energy costs, strengthen grid reliability and increase the region's economic competitiveness.

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    Thu, 26 Feb 2015

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