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ELP Volume 77 Issue 12
Electricity prices in the United States will probably drop by about 1¢/kWh by the year 2020, according to the Energy Information Administration`s annual long-term energy outlook. Driven down by competitive forces in power markets, falling coal prices and increased mining productivity, electricity rates are expected to bottom out at an average of 5.8 cents/kWh. Meanwhile, carbon emissions will rise by 1.3 percent a year, even as 40 percent of the country`s nuclear generating capacity is reti
On October 26, Enron launched EnronOnline (www.enrononline.com), a global Internet-based transaction system for wholesale energy and other commodities. EnronOnline will allow participants to view commodity prices in real-time and also directly transact with Enron free of commission. The transaction system was scheduled to go live at the end of November.
Texas AEP Communications, LLC (AEPC), a provider of energy monitoring and communications services, and Enermetrix.com, an Internet commerce energy exchange, developed an interface to transfer energy information from AEPC`s Datapult Monitoring System into Enermetrix.com`s retail energy exchange. The combined technology is used to collect and monitor real-time energy usage for consumers who post buy-orders for electricity and natural gas on Enermetrix.com`s energy exchange.
The transition of the company over the last 10 years has affected me and my job substantially. I`m an operator by background, so I`ve paid a lot of attention to performance improvement in operations. In the last four years, I`ve become much more focused on strategy and execution of strategy.
Walk through the front door at the PECO Power Team offices outside Philadelphia, and you might think you`ve stumbled into the wrong place.
Florida Power & Light Co. selected Black & Veatch to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for the 2,018 MW Sanford Repowering Project, DeBary, Fla. The plant will consist of eight 165 MW combustion turbines provided by General Electric, eight heat recovery steam generators provided by Foster Wheeler, two existing condensing steam turbines, and balance-of-plant equipment, both new and existing.
FERC approved the proposed merger, which is on schedule for completion during the first quarter of 2000. The sale of the Clinton Power Station, a key condition of the merger, is close to being finalized. Illinois Power and AmerGen signed an asset purchase agreement in July under which AmerGen will purchase and operate the facility.