UK power generator Drax has revealed plans to convert one of three remaining coal-fired units to natural gas, while studying the potential for additional conversions to biomass, Kallanish Energy reports.
The U.S.’s total natural gas supply could handle its annual needs for more than a century, according to the latest biennial assessment of the nation’s total reserves by the nonprofit Potential Gas Committee.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued its first approval of an offshore wind Site Assessment Plan (SAP), to Bay State Wind, a utility-scale offshore wind project, located 15 nautical miles south of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Massachusetts.
Electric utility Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) and solar power developer SunPower on Tuesday said the two companies will build a 10-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic power plant in Covington, north of Oklahoma City, Okla.
China’s National Development & Reform Commission and National Energy Administration launched together last week a medium-long term national gas & oil pipeline network development plan, as reported in sister publication KallanishSteel.
By the end of 2020 the government aims to boost pipeline length by almost 50% based on 2015 levels, and to more than double the network by 2025. Kallanish estimates the implied steel demand could reach around 19 million tonnes over 2016-2020.