A nearly daily update of energy-related news:
- China is building the world’s largest waste-to-energy power plant in the city of Shenzhen. This power plant is expected to burn 5,000 tons of trash daily. The roof of the structure will also include more than 473,000 square feet of solar paneling.
- According to the “Energy Infrastructure Update” released by FERC, all new utility-scale generation capacity in in the U.S. (in January 2016) came from wind (468 MW) and solar (145 MW). Renewable energy now provides almost 18 percent of U.S. installed electricity generation capacity with 8.56 percent from hydropower, 6.37 percent from wind, 1.43 percent from biomass, 1.24 percent from solar and 0.33 percent from geothermal.
- In 2015, nearly 18 gigawatts of electric generating capacity was retired with more than 80 percent of the retired capacity coming from conventional steam coal. Roughly 30 percent of the coal capacity that was retired in 2015 took place in April.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]