HOUSTON, Sept. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- POWER magazine today officially announced winners of its 2017 Top Plants in the natural gas-fired generation category. Articles about each of the winners were published in the September issue of POWER and are available online at www.powermag.com.
The Highly Efficient Workhorse of Brunswick County
The Brunswick County Power Station in Freeman, Virginia, has been a stalwart in Dominion Energy's natural gas-fired fleet of power plants since coming online in April 2016. It is Dominion's largest gas-fired plant, and its construction was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
World's Most-Efficient Combined Cycle Plant: EDF Bouchain
A power plant in France has a noteworthy distinction, and not just because it is moving the country beyond its reliance on nuclear power. EDF and GE developed the Bouchain plant, installing the first commercial 9HA gas turbine, and the plant has delivered a certified world record for combined cycle efficiency.
Grand Resilience: How a State Agency Pioneered Gas Technology and Bolstered Critical Supply
The Grand River Dam Authority faced plenty of challenges while constructing Unit 3 at the Grand River Energy Center in Oklahoma, but the project team got the job done, successfully integrating the first J-series unit built and installed in the U.S. with a custom-designed heat recovery steam generator.
Model of Gas-Fired Efficiency Rises in Heart of Coal Country
The Tennessee Valley Authority's power generation portfolio continues to evolve, and its latest project in partnership with Kiewit results in the most-efficient gas plant in the utility's vast fleet, a 1,100-MW facility designed to partly replace coal-fired production at Kentucky's largest power plant.
Growing Community Seeks Attractive Power Plant
The Shakopee Energy Park does not look like a traditional power plant, and it doesn't sound like one either. The 46-MW natural gas-fueled facility fits nicely into the landscape of a Minneapolis, Minnesota, suburb, quietly providing power to the town's residents and other communities.
Two SCE Gas-Battery Hybrid Projects Revolutionize Peaker Performance
A groundbreaking gas-battery hybrid technology, combined with upgrades of emissions control systems and other environmentally significant improvements— all done in a six-month window—make two peaker plants in California worthy recipients of POWER's Top Plant recognition.
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