Catch up on trends in the high voltage industry with this week's news digest from around the web. Here are some of the top headlines from this past week.
Gemma Power Systems Receives EPC Contract for CPV’s Towantic Energy Center
Gemma Power Systems, LLC has received Notice to Proceed to commence activities under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreement with Competitive Power Venture’s CPV Towantic Energy Center project to construct a 785 MW state-of-the-art dual-fuel combined-cycle electric generating facility in Oxford, Connecticut. CPV Towantic will be constructed on a 26-acre site and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. The CPV Towantic facility is a 2x1 combined-cycle project composed of two General Electric 7HA.01 combustion turbine generators, two heat recovery steam generators and one steam turbine generator.
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Georgia Power Becomes First U.S. Retail Electric Utility to Offer Green Bonds
Georgia Power announced today that it has completed the issuance of $325 million aggregate principal amount of Green Bonds, becoming the first retail electric utility in the United States to offer this type of security to support investment in sustainable generation. Offering the new Green Bonds is the latest way the company is supporting renewable development in Georgia including solar, wind and biomass.
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10 Con Edison Researchers Win Awards for Reliability Projects
A group of 10 Con Edison engineers won prestigious recognition for findings that will help the utility industry continue to provide customers with reliable electrical service. The researchers each received the Technology Transfer Award from the Electric Power Research Institute, a national energy research organization.
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Transmission Line Work Set to Begin in Western Oklahoma
Another high-voltage transmission line is coming to western Oklahoma to aid grid reliability. AEP Oklahoma Transmission Co., an affiliate of Tulsa-based utility Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, said Thursday it will begin building a 60-mile, 345-kilovolt transmission line later this year.
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Invenergy Gets Final State Permit
Invenergy LLC has the last permit it needs from the state Department of Environmental Protection. Announced Tuesday, the DEP granted the power plant developer a permit to send treated wastewater into Grassy Island Creek, which runs near the site for its proposed 1,500 megawatt power plant, the Lackawanna Energy Center, in Jessup.
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FirstEnergy Expanding Substation in Leroy Center to Enhance Reliability for Customers in Northeast Ohio
FirstEnergy Corp. is expanding a transmission substation in Leroy Center to help reinforce the electric system, support load growth and enhance reliability in The Illuminating Company's northeast Ohio service area. The project includes installing circuit breakers and two massive electrical transformers, each weighing about 368 tons and measuring about 28 feet tall by 25 feet wide and 44 feet in length.
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CB&I at Work on Prototype of Emissionless Natural Gas Power Plant
A first-of-its-kind natural-gas-fired power plant that will emit no greenhouse gases is now under construction near Houston, and its commercialization is being financed in part by engineering-procurement-construction contractor CB&I, with the hope CB&I will be the go-to builder for larger versions of the plant in the future. CB&I broke ground on the 50-MW demonstration project in La Porte, Texas, on March 9 and is expected to complete the facility in 2017.
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