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Linemen News: October

News Highlights from the Electric Power Industry.


Lakeland Electric selects S&L to lead EPCM work on 120-MW RICE project to replace coal-fired plant in Florida

Sargent & Lundy will handle engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) management of a planned 120-MW gas-fired reciprocating internal combustion engine (RICE) power plant in Lakeland, Florida.

Lakeland Electric awarded the EPCM contract for the project to be built on the existing McIntosh Power Plant site. Sargent & Lundy has led several RICE projects in the region.

MAN Energy Solutions will supply six 18V51/60G engines,, along with the major power island auxiliaries to Lakeland Electric based on Sargent & Lundy’s developed specifications. Read more >>

Georgia Power gains state approval for 65-MW/260-MWh battery storage project

Southern Co.-owned utility Georgia Power is going to build and operate the first standalone battery storage project on the state’s transmission grid.

The Georgia Public Service Commission has approved plans for the Mossy Branch Battery Facility. The 65-MW/260-MWh grid-charging battery system will be sited on 2.5 acres in Talbot County near Columbus, Ga.. >> Read more

DOE commits $20M to create green hydrogen from nuclear power with Palo Verde project

The rollout of the Arizona project is part of the DOE’s H2@Scale initiative, which looks to spur research into clean hydrogen and its potential use not just in the utility industry, but across a range of sectors.

To that end, DOE has launched a “Hydrogen Shot” initiative to reduce the price of clean hydrogen, also known as green hydrogen, over the next decade to $1 per kilogram. >> Read more

The New Wave of the Decentralized Energy Market

Residential applications for smart grid technologies continue to grow as electricity customers take more control of their energy usage and costs. Homeowners with rooftop solar have been selling power back to the grid for years, and more opportunities for power customers are coming as electric vehicle owners tap into the market via energy storage. >> Read more

Prysmian Group, the world leader in energy and telecom cable systems industry, announced it is investing additional $100M over the next two and half years to increase its North American plant’s production capacity.

Objective of the investment is to support the foreseen growth in the power distribution and transmission markets, helping meet the need for infrastructure capacity increases in the region and the growing demand from clean energy sources. This investment follows the Group’s recent announcement to invest $85M in its North America telecom plants further consolidating its leading role as an enabler for the energy transition and digital transformation across North America. >> Read more

Mexico-based manufacturing site taps Rolls-Royce mtu gen-sets for cogeneration plant

Rolls-Royce Power Systems will deliver its Minnesota-based mtu Series 500 generator set to provide combined heat and power (CHP) for a lubricant manufacturing plant in Mexico.

Automotive OEM supplier Raloy Lubricantes selected the mtu Series 500 gen-sets for powering operations at the Santiago Tianquistenco facility. In addition to the electricity used at the plant, heat from exhaust will warm up thermal oil for mixing processes. >> Read more

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