UK’s 735MW gas-fired power plant to re-open

A gas-fired power station with a capacity of 735MW will re-open in North Lincolnshire. The Keadby power plant will start operating in again November following its closure in 2013. It was part of the first Capacity Market auction in December last year and will be used to cover peak demand in 2018/19. The facility, owned by SSE, […]

Israel opens 835MW gas-fired power plant

A gas-fired power plant with a capacity of 835MW has been opened in Israel. It is located in Haruvit at the intersection of the national electricity grid to enable the plant to supply power to both the northern and southern regions. It is claim to be the most energy efficient facility in the country and adds […]

Centrica sells three Texas power stations for $685m

British Gas owner Centrica confirmed plans to sell its gas-fired power stations in Texas for $685 million (£420m) in cash. Blackstone Group, a global investment and advisory firm, will buy three power plants from Centrica’s North American subsidiary Direct Energy – which the British energy giant bought for £500 million earlier this year. The units […]

UK firm wins power contract in Peru

A UK power company that operates in Latin America has been granted an exclusive right to develop a new project in Peru. Rurelec will build a 120MW gas-fired power plant on an isolated field in the Amazonian region of Northern Peru. It will be located close to the city of Tarapoto where there are currently […]

Shanghai Disneyland plans a ‘green’ future

The new Shanghai Disney Resort is installing a low carbon power source in a bid to be more environmentally friendly. The theme park in China which will open in 2015 is installing a Combined Cooling, Heating Power Plant (CCHP). That is a gas-fired power facility which generates cooling and heating from engine waste heat and […]

New system cuts fuel use in gas-fired power plants

A new technology that adds solar energy to existing gas-fired power plants promises to cut fuel use by 20%. Researchers at the US Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) claims their system (pictured) converts natural gas and sunlight into a more “energy-rich fuel” called syngas, which power plants can burn to generate electricity. The system uses […]