Gulf Oil and Gas accountACCOUNT

TEP Selects AREVA Solar as Technology Partner

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 1/31/2012, Location: North America

Share |
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is partnering with AREVA Solar on an innovative concentrated solar power (CSP) addition to TEP's H. Wilson Sundt Generating Station in Tucson. TEP's Sundt Solar Boost Project will use AREVA Solar's Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector (CLFR) solar steam generators to produce up to 5 megawatts (MW) of power during peak demand periods without added emissions. Over the course of a year, the system will allow Sundt Unit 4 to produce enough additional power to serve more than 600 Tucson homes. Producing that same amount of power at the dual-fueled unit would otherwise require burning 46 million cubic feet of natural gas, or 3,600 tons of coal. So by offsetting the use of those fuels, the Sundt Solar Boost project avoids the annual production of either 4,600 or 8,500 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), depending on whether the unit is running on natural gas or coal. The Sundt Solar Boost Project is part of TEP's plan to expand its solar generating capacity to more than 200 MW by the end of 2014. Its output will help TEP meet or exceed Arizona's Renewable Energy Standard, which requires electric utilities to increase their use of renewable energy each year until it accounts for 15 percent of their power in 2025. In addition to helping TEP meet its renewable energy goals cost-effectively, the Sundt Solar Boost Project will allow the company to evaluate the potential integration of CSP additions at other power plants. The project will also further demonstrate AREVA's high-pressure, superheated steam offering.

"AREVA Solar's innovative solar boost technology gives us a cost-effective, environmentally responsible way to expand the output of our largest local power plant without increasing emissions," said Paul Bonavia, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TEP and its parent company, UniSource Energy Corporation.

Construction of the Sundt Solar Boost is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2012, and the project is expected to be operational by early 2013. The facility will be built on TEP property adjacent to the Sundt plant, which is located east of South Alvernon Way between East Irvington Road and Interstate 10. The project is expected to create 50 jobs during peak construction.

"TEP is a national leader in solar energy, and we are pleased that they've selected our U.S.-designed and manufactured CLFR technology for this addition to their clean energy portfolio," said Bill Gallo, CEO of AREVA Solar. "Solar booster projects like this are gaining momentum in the United States and around the world as a way to leverage existing power infrastructure to provide needed energy with no new emissions. AREVA Solar's booster installation aims to do just that."

In addition to augmenting coal-fired power plants, AREVA's solar steam generators can also easily integrate with natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plants and can be used in standalone solar thermal and hybrid facilities, as well as industrial process steam applications. AREVA recently broke ground on a 44 MW solar booster project for a coal-fired power station in Australia and currently has more than 540 MW of CSP projects in operation, under construction or in advanced development.

Renewable Energy News in United States >>

United States >>  5/25/2016 - BP has started up a major water injection project at its Thunder Horse platform, extending the production life of one of the biggest deepwater fields ...
Canada >>  5/22/2016 - Canada’s 2015 oil supply growth was lower than expected at 110 tb/d, down from 0.27 mb/d in 2014, to average 4.42 mb/d. Despite remarkable growth in o...

United States >>  5/19/2016 - Technip and FMC Technologies, Inc. announce that the companies will combine to create a global leader that will drive change by redefining the product...
Canada >>  5/17/2016 - Around 12,000 people have been urged to leave Canada's oil sands camps near the fire-hit town of Fort McMurray as a resurgent wildfire heads towards t...

United States >>  5/17/2016 - In April, preliminary data shows that US crude oil imports averaged 7.8 mb/d, broadly unchanged from last month and up by 606 tb/d from last year. On ...
United States >>  5/17/2016 - Apache Corporation announced that Cheri L. Peper, corporate secretary, plans to retire effective Aug. 5, 2016. Anthony Lannie, executive vice presiden...

Related Categories: Biomass Energy  General  Geothermal Energy  Hydropower  Photovoltaic Solar Energy  Solar thermal Energy  Wind Energy 

Related Articles: Biomass Energy  General  Geothermal Energy  Hydropower  Photovoltaic Solar Energy  Solar thermal Energy  Wind Energy 


United States Oil & Gas 1 >>  2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 |

More News

 

Oil & Gas Companies in United States >>


Related Links

CA US
Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright © Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Privacy Policy.