Innovative Solutions for the Power Industry

Energy Recruiters vs. Human Resources

The power industry is a business sector unparallel to other industries.  It’s not the easiest  positions to fill.  You cannot simply hire someone off the street and bring them in to do the job.  It takes a special skill and talent, which is only gained through years of education and experience. Human resources is good [...]

MidAmerican Energy reaches settlement with Sierra Club

MidAmerican Energy (Des Moines, Iowa) has reached a settlement agreement with the Sierra Club to continue to build on its already strong environmental performance and promote renewable energy in its service territory. Several years ago, MidAmerican Energy implemented a plan to install environmental improvements – such as completing installation of scrubbers and baghouses at its [...]

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IPL plans to make major investment in environmental controls

Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL; Indianapolis, Indiana) announces plans to invest $511 million in new environmental controls at its Petersburg and Harding Street coal-fired power generating plants. The expenditure is part of IPL’s plans to comply with new Utility Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) set by the EPA. The new controls are expected [...]

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FirstEnergy announces plans to beneficially use scrubber material from Bruce Mansfield plant in Pennsylvania mine reclamation project

FirstEnergy (Akron, Ohio) has announced that it currently plans to provide scrubber material and coal combustion byproducts (CCBs) from its Bruce Mansfield Plant in Shippingport, Pa., for beneficial use at a coal mine reclamation project in La Belle, Pa., beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Until then, the scrubber material from the Bruce Mansfield Plant will continue [...]

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TNB Inks agreements for combined cycle gas turbine power plant in PRAI

Tenage Nasional Berhad (TNB; Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia) signed three agreements for a RM2.47 billion combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Seberang Prai, Penang that is scheduled for completion by end 2015. The agreements comprise the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the Prai Power Plant with Samsung Engineering & Construction Malaysia Sdn Bhd, [...]

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Siemens signs multi-year contract extension for service and maintenance at Phu My 3 power plant in Vietnam

Siemens Energy Service (Erlangen, Germany) has been awarded a Long-Term Service Program (LTP) contract extension for Phu My 3 combined-cycle power plant. The facility is a build-operate-transfer (BOT) financed 740 MW power plant located in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, Vietnam. It began commercial operation in 2004 and supplies Vietnam with clean power generated [...]

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Metso to supply biomass-fired heating plant for district heat production to Savon Voima in Finland

Metso (Helsinki, Finland) will supply a biomass-fired heating plant for district heat production to Savon Voima Oyj in Leppävirta in Finland. Following the investment, the municipality of Leppävirta will have access to more district heat generated using renewable fuels, in accordance with Savon Voima’s bioenergy program. The new heating plant will significantly reduce the consumption [...]

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EPA proposal for Navajo Generating Station cuts harmful emissions 84%, improves visibility at national parks, protects public health

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; Washington, DC) is proposing air pollution limits for Navajo Generating Station, one of the largest sources of harmful NOx emissions in the country. The 2,250 MW power coal-fired power plant is located on the Navajo Nation, less than 20 miles from the Grand Canyon, near Page, Ariz. and the Utah [...]

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Yokogawa wins control system order for large combined cycle power plant in Korea

Yokogawa Electric (Tokyo, Japan) announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Electric Korea has won an order from Samsung C&T to supply control systems for the Dongducheon combined cycle power plant, which is being constructed in the city of Dongducheon, which is located in the northern part of South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province. This power plant will have [...]

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KBR selected by CRI catalyst company lp to develop engineering packages for IH2 process

KBR (Houston, TX) announced it was selected by CRI Catalyst Company (CRI) as the preferred Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) partner supporting licensed design of IH2 technology commercial scale facilities, having greater than 330-tons/day dry biomass feed rates. Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide Basic Engineering services for broad, full scale commercial [...]

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