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THE BIG PICTURE: A Gas Trade Transformation (Infographic)

According to the International Energy Agency, global natural gas trade has grown by more than 40% over the past 15 years. Over the next five years, current trade flows are expected to significantly diversify, boosted by development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure. LNG trade, which grew by 11% in 2017 to 391 billion cubic […]

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Water Use Down Drastically at U.S. Power Plants

Water withdrawn by U.S. steam-driven power generators fell 18% in 2015 compared to 2010, owing largely to plant closures, coal-to-gas fuel switching, and the use of more water-efficient cooling system

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POWER Digest [August 2018]

Large Energy Storage System Commissioned in Germany. NEC Energy Solutions (NEC) in late June said it had commissioned the largest energy storage system in Europe for Germany-based EnspireME, a joint venture

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GE Power Launches Advanced Management System in Delhi

Maintaining a reliable supply of power in Delhi, India, has been a major issue for the area as local demand for electricity continues to increase. The city in June repeatedly set new records for electricity

Liquid air energy storage. This April, Highview Power began operating its Pilsworth Grid-Scale Demonstrator Plant at the Pilsworth Landfill facility in Bury, Greater Manchester, to demonstrate how liquid air energy storage (LAES) can provide a number of balancing services. The LAES plant also converts low-grade waste heat from the facility’s GE Jenbacher landfill gas engines to power. Courtesy: Highview Power

Grid-Scale Liquid Air Energy Storage Plant Is Launched

The world’s first grid-scale demonstration of a liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant was officially launched in June. UK-based long-duration energy storage firm Highview Power developed the 5-MW/15-MWh

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More Solar Power Comes Online in Mongolia

The Mongolian government in late June commissioned the country’s second photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant, a 15-MW facility in the province of Dornogovi, in an “economic development zone” of

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Agreements Sealed for the World’s Biggest Nuclear Plant

The massive project to build six EPR reactors at the Jaitapur site in Maharashtra, India, received a significant boost in late June as GE and French utility EDF signed a strategic cooperation agreement that

Elverlingsen/Südwestfalen: Daimler bringt zusammen mit seinen Partnern den dritten Großspeicher aus automobilen Batteriesystemen ans Netz. 

Elverlingsen/Suedwetfalen: Whit its partners, Daimler is connecting the third large storage plant made of car battery systems to the grid.

EV Batteries Repurposed for Energy Storage

Daimler, the German automotive company best-known for the Mercedes-Benz line of vehicles, obviously knows a bit about cars. So perhaps it’s no surprise its subsidiary, Mercedes-Benz Energy, is using vehicle

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Small Modular Reactors: ‘Sealing’ the Deal

Small modular reactors (SMRs), defined by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as a reactor less than 300 MW, are fast emerging as a promising option for nuclear energy. They offer flexible power