Posts tagged as Gas

Decline in storage costs “staggering”

If the most recent numbers are to be believed, gas-fired peakers will increasingly be challenged by battery storage devices. Although it should come as no surprise to anyone following developments in the solar and energy storage technologies, it does.  The latest technology cost analysis released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) shows that battery storage […]

Fuel gas receiving station commissioned

Energas Technologies recently commissioned a fuel gas receiving station for a new 340 MW power plant in the coastal city of Tema in Ghana. According to the company, the power plant has been designed to run predominantly on natural gas, but can also operate on distillate oil and light crude oil. The fuel gas station […]

Clean energy powers healthcare facilities

With the increasing pressure to lower carbon emissions, the use of coal-fired equipment is phasing out. As part of the Green Initiative, the South African government has been encouraging and supporting alternative fuel options. Natural gas is one of the best options, being both effective and environmentally friendly. CNG Holdings, through its Virtual Gas Network […]

Condition-based assessment of on-load tap changers

On-load tap changers (OLTCs) are a crucial element of utility networks, as they must operate in a precise fashion in order to maintain a constant voltage output. This must be achieved regardless of variation on input or load. OLTCs have been a weak link in many networks, as they deteriorate over time due to mechanical […]

Carbon emissions set to rise in 2018 for first time in five years

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) carbon emissions from advanced economies set to rise in 2018 for first time in five years, reversing a declining trend. The organisation reports that the world’s advanced economies will see an uptick in their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions this year, bucking a five year-long decline. Based on the latest […]

Reliable gas turbines up to 567 MW

The availability of electrical power is a major enabler of social and economic development. Wherever power is needed to meet excess peak loads, gas turbines are often an ideal solution. Siemens says its gas turbines are precisely designed to master the dynamic energy market environment. Low lifecycle costs and an excellent return on investment right […]

Second gas-fired power plant completed

A consortium comprising GE Power, National Power Parks and Harbin Electric International, recently announced the completion of the Baloki regasified liquefied natural gas power plant, following the successful conclusion of all commissioning works and performance-related tests. The plant, which is based in Pakistan, has a nameplate generating capacity of 1223 MW and is the second regasified […]