Tag: Electricity Generation

US power producers maximize natural gas burn at expense of coal: Kemp

US power producers maximize natural gas burn at expense of coal: Kemp

Natural gas costs for power producers fell by more than 14 percent between June 2015 and June 2016 By John Kemp U.S. power producers burned an unusually large amount of natural gas in June and their gas consumption will almost certainly hit an all-time record in July as a result of the heat wave that […]

By September 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
California natural gas storage facility shut due to small leaks…power blackouts ahead?

California natural gas storage facility shut due to small leaks…power blackouts ahead?

L.A. area could suffer natural gas shortages leading to power blackouts this summer due to limited availability of Aliso Canyon storage Reuters – Northern California power and gas company Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) said on Friday its McDonald Island gas storage facility in San Joaquin County remained out of service after the company detected […]

Texas leading US race to build natural gas power plants

Texas leading US race to build natural gas power plants

Texas leads US with 3.2 GW of natural gas power generation expected to become operational 2016–18 Natural gas-fired power generation increased 19 per cent in 2015, because of low natural gas prices, increased gas-fired generation capacity, and coal power plant retirements, and another 18.7 gigawatts of new capacity will be built by the end of 2018, according to the […]

Utilization for US natural gas combined cycle plants exceeded coal plants in 2015

Utilization for US natural gas combined cycle plants exceeded coal plants in 2015

As natural gas prices declined, more economical to run combined-cycle units at higher levels Last year marked the first time on record that the average capacity factor of natural gas combined cycle plants exceeded that of coal steam plants, according to the US Energy Information Administration. The power industry has been running natural gas combined-cycle […]

Venezuela state oil company cuts gas export to neighbouring Colombia

Venezuela state oil company cuts gas export to neighbouring Colombia

Venezuela has enormous natural gas reserves, second only to United States The Venezuela state oil company is temporarily halting gas exports across the border to Colombia, citing climate factors and the need to generate electricity, the Colombian Mining Ministry reported Friday. The ministry said that PDVSA notified it that supplies would be suspended as of Friday […]

New EIA database provides better info on changes to American power generation

New EIA database provides better info on changes to American power generation

Planned American power additions from Oct. through end of 2016: wind (39% of total), solar (29%), natural gas (26%) American power generation is rapidly changing as coal plants are retired and new natural gas, wind, and solar facilities come on line. The US Energy Information Administration says it has improved the way it reports new electric […]

By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Texas power generation drives up ERCOT reserve margins through 2025

New Texas power generation drives up ERCOT reserve margins through 2025

ERCOT peak demand summer forecast: 70,500 MW plus in 2016 growing to nearly 78,000 MW by 2025 AUSTIN, TX — The updated 10-year Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) report released today by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) shows a continuing rise in planning reserve margins in coming years, due primarily to the anticipated addition of […]

By December 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Clean energy tech accelerating in US marketplace – DOE

Clean energy tech accelerating in US marketplace – DOE

‘2015 Revolution…Now’ shows dramatic cost reductions continue to drive adoption of clean energy technologies WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of the International Energy Agency’s Ministerial in Paris, which serves as a lead-up to the COP21 UN Climate Negotiations, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the 2015 Revolution…Now report, which details the state of several clean energy technologies in […]

By November 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Rising electricity consumption from air conditioning putting strain on India’s electricity grid

Rising electricity consumption from air conditioning putting strain on India’s electricity grid

Record heat waves, growing electricity consumption and middle class buying air conditioners are putting a strain on India’s  electrical power grids Energy demand for space cooling is growing rapidly in India and around the world, driven by rising incomes and a natural preference for comfortable home and office air temperatures. Cooling degree days (CDD) measure temperatures […]

By October 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Clean Power Plan could destabilize Texas power grid – ERCOT

Clean Power Plan could destabilize Texas power grid – ERCOT

ERCOT says Clean Power Plan could increase retail power prices by up to 16 per cent by 2030 The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) today released its updated Analysis of the Impacts of the Clean Power Plan, based on the final rule released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in August. The study results indicate the plan […]

By October 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →