A new report from the American Public Power Association said that in 2019, less than 100 megawatts of coal capacity is being proposed, a dramatic decrease from a 2018 Association report that showed that there were 11,000 MW of new coal capacity being proposed.
If prices remain relatively low, natural gas could fuel as much as 54% of all U.S. electricity generation by 2050, according to the Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019. Conversely, if natural gas prices rise, gas-fired generation could fall to 21% by 2050.
The New York State Public Service Commission approved a $5 million program for Consolidated Edison Company of New York to reduce residential and commercial customer demand for natural gas.
In response to recent appeals court decisions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently directed developers to stop work on two natural gas pipeline projects – the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Meanwhile, the Commission on Aug. 10 issued orders denying rehearing
Competitive Power Ventures’ 680-megawatt Valley power project in Wawayanda, N.Y., hit a major bump in the road this week when the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation issued a letter informing the developer that it was not renewing the project’s air permit.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s recently released short-term energy outlook expects natural gas-fired power plants to supply 37% of U.S. electricity generation this summer. EIA also forecasts the share of generation from coal-fired power plants will drop slightly to 30% in summer 2018.
Minnesota regulators should reject a proposal by Minnesota Power to jointly build a natural gas-fired power plant with Dairyland Power Cooperative, in part because the investor-owned utility failed to show the plant was needed, according to an administrative law judge.
Partly driven by baseload power plant retirements, the Southwest and Southern California are vulnerable to natural gas pipeline disruptions, which could cause power outages, according to a report released by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council.
The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently revealed findings indicating the U.S. electric power sector’s consumption of fossil fuels in 2017 was at the lowest level since 1994.
NTE Energy's next power plant will be the approximately 1,000-megawatt natural gas-fired Anderson County Energy Center located in Anderson County, S.C. NTE utilizes its portfolio of assets to serve municipalities and power agencies located throughout the Carolinas.