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.
PSEG Solar Source Acquires 36.3 MW Colorado Project
PSEG Solar Source has acquired a 36.3 MW solar energy facility from Juwi Inc. The facility, to be called the PSEG Larimer Solar Energy Center, is located 25 miles north of Fort Collins, Colorado, and this latest addition to PSEG Solar Source’s portfolio represents an investment of over $54 million. It will be built on a 290-acre site leased from the power authority and provide enough electricity to power 7,800 Colorado homes. Juwi developed the project and is acting as its engineering, procurement and construction contractor.
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Natural Gas Generator Sets: Poised for Growth
Public demand for cleaner burning power, low prices for natural gas, and a quest for more reliability have led to a sharp increase in the use of natural gas generator sets for prime and standby power needs in the U.S. The natural gas genset market is expected to experience substantial growth over the next decade. As a source of emergency standby, prime, peaking, or continuous power, natural gas-fired gensets are poised for significant growth, especially in the U.S., where low-priced natural gas is widely available.
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Delmarva Power Breaking Ground on New Substation
Delmarva Power will begin to build a new 230/34 kV substation in Cecil County in February 2016. The new Crest Substation is approximately five miles north of North East, Maryland and will be supplied from the existing 230 kilovolt aerial transmission line between the Cecil and Colora substations. The Crest Substation will improve resiliency of the electric grid and allow the company to continue its commitment to improving customer reliability.
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NV Energy Seeks 135 Megawatts of Renewable Energy
NV Energy has announced that it is seeking proposals to acquire 35 megawatts of nameplate renewable energy capacity to be owned by NV Energy and to secure long-term Power Purchase Agreements for a minimum of 100 megawatts of nameplate capacity of renewable energy in Nevada.
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Tennessee Valley Authority May Sell Alabama Nuclear Power Plant
The Tennessee Valley Authority said recently that it is considering whether to sell its unfinished Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, started in 1974 in northeast Alabama and mothballed for the past 28 years without ever producing any electricity. A purchaser would get two unfinished light-water nuclear reactors dating to the 1970s, transmission equipment, a helicopter landing pad, railroad lines, multiple buildings and parking lots.
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JCP&L Starts Transmission Line Work in Manalapan
Jersey Central Power & Light has started the final link of a $48 million project to connect a new electric transmission line. The work, expected to cost $18.8 million and extend eight miles, will build a transmission line between an existing substation in Hightstown and a transmission structure located along Route 33 in Manalapan.
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Oklahoma Receives 1st M501J Gas Turbine in Western Hemisphere
Grand River Dam Authority received the first M501J gas turbine in the Western Hemisphere Wednesday. The new advanced class gas turbine will be installed at the GRDA’s Grand River Energy Center outside Chouteau, Oklahoma. The turbine is the first of its kind in the country, and the only J-Class turbine to be built by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas so far at its Savannah Machinery Works in Georgia.
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