HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, POWER magazine selects the most noteworthy gas-fired power plants worldwide to be designated Top Plants. Winning plants are profiled in the September issue, and awards are presented at the ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition being held in New Orleans, April 1-3, 2014. This year's award-winning gas-fired Top Plants are:
- Amman East Power Plant, Al Manakher, Jordan. The first independent power plant in Jordan is setting an example for high safety standards across the Middle East. The combined cycle plant also provides fast response and enables fuel flexibility—an important consideration for a country that imports its fuel.
- Combined Cycle Power Plant Brazi, Brazi, Romania. The first new privately owned power project to be developed since Romania joined the European Union is also the country's most efficient thermal plant.
- Cape Canaveral Next Generation Energy Center, Brevard County, Florida. Though Florida is known as a favored location for the senior set, it's also becoming known for developing some of the newest and cleanest power generation projects. The Cape Canaveral plant is among those notable additions and marks the first installation of the Siemens SGT6-800H turbine.
- Sasol Gas Engine Power Plant, Sasolburg, South Africa. A challenging site, a need to balance economic and environmental considerations, and the imperative to ensure reliable supply by self-generating led a major South African industrial company to develop this gas engine plant.
- Southcentral Power Project, Anchorage, Alaska. Though many may think of Alaska as awash in energy resources, when it comes to ensuring fuel for power generation, the reality is more complicated. That's why making Alaska's newest power plant its most fuel-efficient was a top priority.
For more details about these projects, see the September issue of POWER at www.powermag.com.
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