Southern Company says the proposed federal regulations for coal-fired power plants would significantly impact customers and the overall U.S. economy as a result of higher costs for electricity and reduced reliability.
Southern Company's evaluation of how the various federal regulations would impact the company is included in formal comments being filed today with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed Utility MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technology) rule, which targets air emissions.
Dale Davis, Rahul Chillar, Eric Gebhardt of GE have been awarded a patent for a waterwash system that incorporates a corrosive measurement system to decided when waterwashing needs to be done. Below are excerpts from their patent application.
Gazprom Neft, a leading Russian oil and gas producer, has selected Elliott Group to build the compressor string for a new hydrogen recovery unit at its Omsk refinery. Elliott will provide a feed gas string consisting of a 15MB8 motor-driven barrel compressor. Control and buffer gas systems are included in the package.
Westinghouse Electric Company, its consortium team member The Shaw Group Inc., China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Sanmen Nuclear Power Company Ltd., have announced that the first AP1000 nuclear reactor vessel successfully arrived at the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province.
To meet growing electricity demands in the western portion of its service area and to enhance overall power system reliability, El Paso Electric Company will expand its Rio Grande power plant in Sunland Park, N.M., with a simple cycle GE LM100PA. This aeroderivative gas turbine is rated 88 MW at site conditions and promising 43% efficiency.
KGRA Energy LP, a U.S.-based waste heat recovery developer, has announced that civil engineering has begun and equipment delivery continues on an innovative clean energy system being installed at a Greenville, NC area mill owned by Weyerhaeuser Company, a forest product company. The project, developed by KGRA Energy, in partnership with Turbine Air Systems Inc., will capture waste heat from the mill and covert the captured thermal energy into clean electricity.
GE Oil & Gas has entered into an agreement with Bechtel International, Inc. for the supply of compression technology for two customized LNG refrigeration trains for the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project in Western Australia. A final investment decision on the Wheatstone Project is expected in the second half of 2011.
Stellar, a construction, design, engineering and mechanical services firm, has appointed Kurt Peninger as Division Vice President of Stellar Energy Systems (SES). Peninger brings 25 years of experience in the power-generation industry, including 13 years at General Electric. He is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt in both the DMAIC and DFSS methodologies.