Power Breakfast for July 16, 2014

Carbon capture project; guarding electric grid; FERC nominees confirmed


powerbreakfastA nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • The world’s largest carbon capture project planned for just southwest of Houston is expected to convert 1.6 million tons of a power plant’s carbon emissions into flue gas, which will piped to an oil field and injected underground to boost production, the Houston Business Journal reports.
  • The White House is due to announce an initiative on Wednesday designed to guard the nation’s electricity supply during extreme weather that damages power lines and increases demand, the New York Times reports. The Department of Agriculture will award $236.3 million to improve electricity infrastructure in the rural areas of eight states.
  • Norman Bay and Cheryl LaFluer, President Obama’s nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, won Senate confirmation Tuesday, Bloomberg reports.
More Pov

 

TCEH Corp., Parent Company for Luminant and TXU Energy, Emerges from Chapter 11 as a Competitive, Well-Capitalized Company






News Release   TCEH Corp., Parent Company for Luminant and TXU Energy, Emerges from Chapter 11 as a Competitive, Well-Capitalized Company     *** Energy Industry Veteran Curt Morgan Formally Named CEO   *** Restructuring Eliminates More Than $33 Billion in Debt   *** Benefits from Low Leverage Relative to Peer Group   *** Company […]

Job One Profiles: Razen Thomas






Razen Thomas is proud to be Powering Texas and proud of the hard work and innovation that she sees from her colleagues every day at Oak Grove Power Plant. As support manager, Razen makes sure everyone has the tools, equipment and processes to do their jobs safely and effectively. Watch this month’s Job One Profile […]

A Soaring Success






An abundance of wildlife, including numerous bald eagles, call Luminant’s sites and reclaimed land home. When Liberty Mine’s resident bald eagle pair returns this fall, they’ll find a few home renovations – most notably, a new nest location. The eagles’ nest was recently moved away from mining activities to a new location on company property […]