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Disorderly Transitions: Eight Enduring Global Power Sector Trends

The world faces a glaring ambition gap for electricity supply, concerns about system flexibility, risky progress and development, and an electricity demand shakeup. Several other overarching trends are affecting the…



Test Your Knowledge: Water & Steam Cycle Chemistry Monitoring

Water and steam are the lifeblood of a power plant, but contamination in a water system can lead to corrosion, scaling, and pitting on critical equipment including turbines, boilers, pipes,…


Water, Heat, Metal: A Crucial and Difficult Dance

Proper water chemistry has always been important for dependable steam plant operation, but it may be even more critical today due to changes in operating routines and increased plant cycling.…


Portugal’s Last Coal Power Plant Shuts Down, Fourth Country in Europe to Stop Burning Coal

The 628-MW Pego power station was shut down on Nov. 20, 10 days ahead of schedule, marking the end of coal-fired power generation in Portugal. The country joins Belgium, Austria,…


Development of a Digital Twin for the Atikokan Station

A digital twin designed for the Atikokan biomass power plant uses science-based Bayesian machine learning methods combined with surrogate models developed from a suite of validated, multi-physics simulations to optimize…


Rebuilding a Power Plant in Eight Months

Power stations work under a contract to deliver energy to the grid, which is dependent on a consistent supply to ensure the local population and businesses can have a reliable…