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TC Energy to Sell Ontario Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants for US $2.18 Billion

By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

TC Energy to sell three natural gas-fired power plants to Ontario Power Generation subsidiary for USD $2.18 billion
TC Energy Corporation (stock ticker: TRP), an energy infrastructure company based out of

Vogtle Unit 3 Achieves Initial Energization

Vogtle Unit 3 Achieves Initial Energization

Georgia Power’s Vogtle Unit 3 achieves Initial Energization

Tesla Storage Batteries Approved to Replace 3 California Gas Plants

Tesla Storage Batteries Approved to Replace 3 California Gas Plants

First time a utility and its regulators directly replace multiple major power plants with battery storage

From Utility Dive

The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved four energy storage projects for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to replace retiring …

November 13, 2018 - 6:55 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Renewable Energy
Egypt Brings Three Mega-Sized Natural Gas Plants Online

Egypt Brings Three Mega-Sized Natural Gas Plants Online

Country invested in three 4,800-MW NatGas plants as part of its 50%, $9-billion power generation expansion

From Power Magazine

New natural gas-fired power plants and wind farms are part of Egypt’s strategy to increase the country’s power generation by at …

September 19, 2018 - 2:49 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Power Generation
Xcel’s $2.5 Billion, 2,200 MW Four-Year Colorado Energy Plan Approved under Bench Order

Xcel’s $2.5 Billion, 2,200 MW Four-Year Colorado Energy Plan Approved under Bench Order

Plan includes gas generation capacity additions to be purchased, not built

From Platts

Plan includes 11 projects, 2,221 MW

PPAs to be signed for 5 solar, 3 wind projects

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Monday gave a preliminary nod …

August 29, 2018 - 11:10 am Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Power Generation
EIA Power Plant Tally: Gas Plants Still Lead New Generation Capacity

EIA Power Plant Tally: Gas Plants Still Lead New Generation Capacity

NatGas combined cycle plants were 40% of proposed total capacity additions

The EIA has released its report on utility-scale power plants planned and built in the United States and natural gas continues to lead the way.

Power plant developers told …

State-of-the-Art Gas Fired Power Station is Generating Power for 2.5 Million People after Conversion from Coal

State-of-the-Art Gas Fired Power Station is Generating Power for 2.5 Million People after Conversion from Coal

$700 million investment addresses growth in the region and expected future energy demand 

Project benefited 150 companies, contributed $12 million to local subcontractors

A new 750-megawatt combined-cycle natural gas plant at the W.S. Lee Station in Anderson County, S.C., began …

EPA Chief Pulls Plug on Clean Power Plan

EPA Chief Pulls Plug on Clean Power Plan

For coal the damage is already done, plants are switching to natural gas

Today U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to repeal the prior administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP).…

Federal Appeals Court Sides with Sierra Club in Florida Pipeline Case

Federal Appeals Court Sides with Sierra Club in Florida Pipeline Case

Sabal Trail: court requires FERC to account for GHG impact from pipeline’s downstream gas users

On August 22, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals serving the District of Columbia circuit granted the petition for review in the case of …

AltaGas Reports Record EBITDA for Q1 of CAD$228 Million

AltaGas Reports Record EBITDA for Q1 of CAD$228 Million

Pending acquisition will result in combined assets of $22 billion

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.)

AltaGas Ltd. (ticker: ALA) today reported that normalized EBITDA in the first quarter of 2017 increased $50 million to $228 million, compared to …

DTE to Put $1-$1.5 Billion of New NatGas Generation in Place of Coal

DTE to Put $1-$1.5 Billion of New NatGas Generation in Place of Coal

After announcing $1.3 billion Marcellus/Utica midstream purchase, DTE says it will replace coal with 1 Gigawatt of NatGas Capacity

Michigan’s DTE Energy (ticker: DTE) is making good on its dive into natural gas.

Last Monday the company announced a $1.3

Vermont Public Service Board Orders Strict Renewable Energy Standards Starting in 2017

Vermont Public Service Board Orders Strict Renewable Energy Standards Starting in 2017

New requirements: Vermont utilities must procure 55% of the electricity sold to customers from renewable sources in 2017, increasing to 75% in 2032

The State of Vermont is a recent example of a source of the tornadic nature of change …

Here’s Why Wind Could Replace Natural Gas

Here’s Why Wind Could Replace Natural Gas

The Accelerating Growth of Wind and Solar Energy is Being Driven by Government Climate Policies, Global Corporations Thrusting Themselves onto the Green Bandwagon, Fervent Activism Against Fossil Fuels, a Carbon Concerned Millennial Generation that is Willing to Pay More for

After Twenty Years, the U.S. Starts Its First New Nuclear Reactor

After Twenty Years, the U.S. Starts Its First New Nuclear Reactor

43 years after the start of initial construction, the Watts Bar 2 nuclear reactor is set to begin operations

The first United States’ nuclear power plant to come online in two decades was connected to the power grid June 3, …

Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Being Constructed Near Major Shale Plays

Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Being Constructed Near Major Shale Plays

nat gas plants

Electrical generation from natural gas fired plants increased 19% in 2015 due to lower natural gas prices and increased legislation on carbon emissions. Coal and natural gas are now neck and neck in electrical generation capacity with EIA projecting natural …

Switch to NatGas Delivers Lowest CO2 Emissions from Electricity Generation Since 1993

Switch to NatGas Delivers Lowest CO2 Emissions from Electricity Generation Since 1993

Natural Gas: the environmental movement’s strongest asset

Double benefits of gas-fired power plants: NatGas emits less carbon dioxide per unit of electricity generation and consumes less fuel per unit of generation

It shouldn’t be very long before the environmental movement …

Wind v. Natural Gas

Wind v. Natural Gas

Wind v. natural gas. Is it a race? To create electricity you need fuel. So you have to harvest naturally occurring resources—either the ones that exist above ground or the ones that exist underground. The underground resources—the legacy ‘go-to’ fuels …

Edge of the Wattenberg: Colorado: Weld County Just Created its Own Oil & Gas Department

Join the University of Colorado Denver Business School for an Open House April 14th

Global Energy Management Open House for Energy Professionals on April 14th 

The University of Colorado Denver Business School’s Global Energy Management (GEM) program is set to launch its 16th new class, which it calls “cohorts,” in July. In advance …

Energy Master’s Program Prepares Professionals for Company Leadership Roles

Energy Master’s Program Prepares Professionals for Company Leadership Roles

Hybrid Online Master’s Program Appeals to Industry Professionals Worldwide – Open House April 14th

The University of Colorado Denver Business School’s Global Energy Management (GEM) program is set to launch its 16th new class, which it calls “cohorts,” in …

More Proof that Natural Gas has Overtaken Coal

More Proof that Natural Gas has Overtaken Coal

New data from the EIA confirms the upswing of natural gas as the number one fuel for electricity generation in the U.S.

“Last year marked the first time on record that the average capacity factor of natural gas combined-cycle plants …

April 5, 2016 - 6:28 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Oil and Gas 360 Articles
Natural Gas: Cheap Fuel with Low Carbon Emissions

Natural Gas: Cheap Fuel with Low Carbon Emissions

And the U.S. Has an Abundance of It

Here’s another bit of energy upside, and it’s something for the shale gas producers to cheer about. The EIA released its 2015 power generation fuel data and natural gas was behind coal …

Coal 2016: Knock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Coal 2016: Knock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven’s Door

First a warning, then executive actions through the EPA, now a halt to coal mining leases on federal land

Government policy can be used as a powerful industry killer. Ask the coal miners in Appalachia.

In a 2008 speech candidate

What do the Most Successful Energy Companies Have in Common?

What do the Most Successful Energy Companies Have in Common?

ANSWER: Smart people, strong leadership, and a relentless drive to create success.

Peek behind the front doors of the companies finding, producing, transporting and transforming energy.

While oil and gas companies across the planet are battling a commodities price environment …

December 10, 2015 - 5:10 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles
Power Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions Hit 27-Year Low

Power Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions Hit 27-Year Low

Carbon emissions from the power sector at lowest level since 1988

Electrical Power Sector Carbon Emissions

The electric power sector emitted 128 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MMmt CO2) in April 2015, according to information from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). This …

August 5, 2015 - 12:26 pm Chart of Week, Oil and Gas 360 Articles
Futuristic Solar Power Plant Needs NatGas to Make Electricity, Money

Futuristic Solar Power Plant Needs NatGas to Make Electricity, Money

World’s Largest Solar Generating Plant Struggles to Make Ends Meet if the Sun Doesn’t Shine

Who knew? In the midst of free-falling oil prices that have knocked about the growth plans for petroleum developers, owners of the world’s largest solar …

December 12, 2014 - 4:26 pm Commodity Pricing, Oil and Gas 360 Articles