How to Make the Grid Secure

LCG March 1, 2021--February’s winter weather has brought a new level of uncertainty to the Texas grid, on top of rapid renewables growth and hot summer weather. Not only did the blackouts solidify the need to plan for extreme weather in winter and summer, but they also brought Texas residents, the governor, and the legislature into a public conversation about demand-supply planning.

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Long Ridge Energy Announces Plans to Allow Transition to 100 Percent Hydrogen

LCG, March 4, 2021--Ohio's Long Ridge Energy Generation is retrofitting its 485-MW combined-cycle power plant to use a blend of natural gas and carbon-free hydrogen, making it the nation's first large gas turbine plant to transition operations to hydrogen fuel.

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Industry News

Indiana Coal Plant Converted to Natural Gas

LCG, June 19, 2003Cinergy/PSIs Noblesville coal-fired power plant is being converted over to natural gas.

Construction, beginning in January 2002, has greatly expanded the plants capacity and will reduce overall emissions by the changeover to natural gas.

Three new combustion turbines were installed at the plant, and the old turbines are powered by steam supplied by the new turbines, resulting in a net generating capacity of roughly 300 megawatts.

The plant will operate primarily during peaking periods.

Cinergy Corporation is the parent to several companies involved with energy production and sale in the Midwest.

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