Power Engineering Newsletter | November 16, 2012

POWER-GEN International keynote speakers to discuss "The Challenge Ahead"
Speakers from FERC, Tampa Electric, Babcock & Wilcox and GE Power & Water will discuss the challenges that the power generation industry faces now and in the future during the keynote session at POWER-GEN International in December.
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Weekly Video Wrap Up
  • More than 59,000 MW of coal-fired generation ready for retirement
  • More than two dozen governors want Congress to extend the wind PTC
  • Entergy one step closer to purchasing two natural gas-fired power plants
  • Alstom to supply equipment for 1,300 MW natural gas-fired power plant in Virginia
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  • Top Stories
    More than 59 GW of coal-fired generating capacity "ripe for retirement"
    The 353 generators represent 18% of the nation's coal generation.
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    NY governor launches investigation of utilities post-Sandy
    Governor says industry failed to respond in a timely manner.
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    Gamesa announces 92 layoffs
    More than half of employees in Pennsylvania plant to lose jobs.
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    Used car batteries double as electricity storage systems
    Units can store up to 25 kW of power.
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    In Case You Missed It
    Bipartisan group of governors form wind energy coalition
    Red State Renewable Alliance forms to support wind energy, PTC extension
    Entergy closer to buying combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plants
    Alstom to provide HRSGs for new combined-cycle power plant
    PPA signed for output from solar energy project
    Nuclear site cleanup contract extended three years
    Joint venture to give support for hydroelectric and natural gas equipment
    Westinghouse to design nuclear safety equipment
    Queen Creek Solar Farm dedicated
    French nuclear regulator names new president and member
    Wind power equipment contract finalized
    Hawaii Electric Light Co. releases request for more geothermal energy
    Lightway Solar America to supply 22 MW of PV modules
    Areva opens new office in Ontario
    Georgia Power responds to solar utility request
    GE to supply gas turbines to projects in China
    Financing secured for Minnesota wind farm
    EPC contractor picked for new natural gas-fired power plant
    Solar energy installation coming to Army base, missile range
    Kiewit to design, build natural gas-fired power plant
    Babcock & Wilcox unit awarded nuclear fuel services contract
    EDF Renewable Services to provide O&M for wind projects
    First Wind completes wind power project in Maine
    Array Technologies wins supply contract for California PV project
    Hanergy Holding America appoints new president
    Interactive report tracks renewable energy resources by each state

    Latin America News
    Solar power projects in Chile approved
    The four projects equal 130 MW of generating capacity.
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    Ormat to develop geothermal project in Honduras
    Project includes power purchase agreement for up to 35 MW.
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    Plans for solar manufacturing facility in Brazil gains $5mn boost
    Factory expected to be ready in the next three years.
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    The Week's Most Read Articles
    Obama
    Renewable energy leaders respond to election results
    Heads of SEIA, AWEA and Bechtel all approve of Obama's reelection.
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    Small explosions reported at coal-fired power plant
    No injuries after several explosions head inside unit.
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    Report: Worldwide renewable energy to surpass coal by 2035
    Renewables to be second-largest energy producer in 3 years.
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    Construction begins on 758 MW natural gas-fired power plant
    One of two planned gas-fired plants breaks ground in Texas.
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    small modular nuclear reactor
    Curtiss-Wright to design equipment for small modular nuclear reactors
    Company to design control rod drive mechanisms for NuScale.
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    What's trending this week
    Weekly Coal Production Update
    The Weekly Coal Production (WCP) Report provides estimates for U.S. coal production by state based on railroad car loading data.
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    PGI
    Emissions Control: Understanding Your Options
    Join us live from POWER-GEN International for this FREE webcast featuring speakers from Black & Veatch, Solvay and Hitachi discussing power producers' options to help comply with environmental regulations.
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    Courses are available for you to earn your Professional Development Hours. Click here to enroll!
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