Natural Gas Content

Power Sources
Saying the plant is no longer economic in an evolving California energy market, a unit of General Electric is seeking to decommission and demolish a 750-megawatt power plant in California, according to a regulatory filing.
Electricity Markets
After years of planning and preparation, eight communities that are members of the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency at the stroke of midnight on May 1 began receiving power supplies from KYMEA’s power supply portfolio.
Power Sources
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.
Power Sources
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.
Smart Energy Use
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.
Power Sources
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
Environment
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.
Power Sources
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.
Power Sources
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.
Electricity Markets
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.