GENERATION BRIEFS

Companies are Mexico-bound

ALSTOM has been awarded a 12-year operation support and maintenance contract for the 1,000 MW Monterrey III gas-fired combined-cycle plant in Mexico. The contract covers operation support and all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of the plant’s four power trains, including gas and steam turbines, generators and control systems. Monterrey III is the largest combined-cycle power plant in Mexico using ALSTOM’s GT24 gas turbine technology. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Siemens Westinghouse Power Corp. Instrumentation and Controls has signed a six-year, long-term service program (LTSP) contract with Fuerza y Energia de Naco-Nogales for its combined-cycle project in Agua Prieta, Sonora. According to Siemens, this marks its first LTSP covering all automation components for a power plant in Mexico.

Animal waste to produce power

Environmental Power Corp., through its subsidiary Microgy Cogeneration Systems Inc. has executed a letter of intent with Dairyland Power Cooperative to create a strategic alliance to deploy animal waste to energy systems on dairy and swine farms in Dairyland’s service territory in the Midwest. These proposed systems will produce up to 25 MW of renewable distributed generation capacity and be based on Microgy’s proprietary anaeorbic digestion technology that processes and controls animal waste. The biogas produced from the digesters will be purchased by Dairyland for its use in generating clean, renewable energy.

Capstone is certified

Capstone Turbine announced that its C60 product is a mechanical power generation product now state-certified to meet California’s stringent new distributed generation emissions standards that went into effect Jan. 1, 2003.

ICP Global Technologies signs deal

ICP, a manufacturer of solar products for consumers, signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Global Solar Energy, a developer of next-generation flexible copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) solar cells. The agreement includes international rights for the exclusive use of Global Solar’s technology for varied solar products.

New reactor head installed

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. announced that personnel at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station are completing installation of the new reactor head on the reactor vessel. In March, crews moved the 150-ton reactor head and its attached service structure onto the vessel. The head had been placed on the reactor vessel in February to assure it would seat properly on the vessel. It was later removed to load fuel into the reactor core, which has been completed. The next step is pressure testing the containment.

Bachmann Dampjoint wins Ontario contract

Bachman Dampjoint Inc. of Pointe Claire (Montreal), Quebec has been selected as the preferred supplier for the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) multi-port isolation damper systems for Naticoke and Lambton SCR projects. Two SCR units are being supplied and installed by Babcock & Wilcox Canada in each of the generation stations.

Fuel cell powers Mickey D’s

At a McDonald’s restaurant partially powered by a Plug Power fuel cell, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) announced that it will purchase an additional 45 fuel cell systems for installation across Long Island this year, even installing them in Long Island homes for the first time. The McDonald’s fuel cell was installed by LIPA as part of its alternative energy technologies research and development program, which is part of its Clean Energy Initiative.

GE to supply turbines

GE Wind Energy will supply 80 wind turbines for a new, 120 MW facility in California’s Mojave Desert that will be the first wind project for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The Pine Tree Wind Project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2004. The project is being developed by Wind Turbine Prometheus LLC, a partnership between Zilkha Renewable Energy LLC and Prometheus Energy Services.

Consortium to control pollution

A consortium of Duke/Fluor Daniel and

Babcock Borsig Power Inc. will provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR) for units one, three and four of LG&E Energy Corp.’s Ghent Power Generating Plant, 2,000 MW, coal-fired facility. The work will be performed as part of an alliance signed in 2000 between LG&E Energy and the consortium. It is estimated that the SCR systems will reduce NOx emissions of the three units by 90 percent.

Westinghouse receives order

Westinghouse Electric Co.’s nuclear fuel unit has received an order for 185 control rods from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for Browns Ferry in Huntsville, Ala. The order adds to a previous long-term contract with TVA to supply control rods for other units at Browns Ferry which Westinghouse received in 2002. The total order now stands at approximately $12 million. Delivery will begin this year and finish in 2008.

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  • The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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