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The POWER Podcast

The POWER Podcast Archive: Working with Peers Is Critical to Power System Reliability Interview with William Doering, adjunct professor in the online Master’s in Business Administration program at Maryville University and a director with Guidehouse. https://www.powermag.com/working-with-peers-is-critical-to-power-system-reliability-podcast/ Trump Ended War on Fossil Fuels, but Focus Needed on CCS Interview with Barry Worthington, executive director of the United States […]

Trump Acts on Critical Infrastructure Resiliency Against EMP Threats

President Trump has signed an executive order (EO) to boost coordination for and national resilience against electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threats—both from nuclear warfare and natural events like solar superstorms. The action suggests new federal mandates to protect critical infrastructure against EMP events and attacks may be on the horizon.  Senior Trump administration officials from the National Security […]

National Engineers Week: Engineering for the Power World 

This week (Feb. 17–23) is National Engineers Week. “EWeek” as the National Society of Professional Engineers calls it, is a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations, and government agencies. Its key goal: raising public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to quality of life.  Over the […]

POWER Interview: The Future of Power Sector Engineering Amid Market Disruptions

Danish engineering, design, and consultancy firm Ramboll Group in December  entered into an agreement to acquire U.S-based engineering and design consultancy OBG. Founded in 1945, OBG has delivered integrated engineering solutions within water, energy, environment and advanced manufacturing, and today, the company says it has extensive client relationships in both the private and public sectors, […]

THE BIG PICTURE: World’s Biggest Power Companies

In 2017, the 10 largest power companies, ranked by their installed generation capacity, owned 18% of total global installed capacity, while the next-largest 15 owned around 10%—meaning that the top 25 companies own nearly 30% of global installed power generation capacity, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Chinese companies account for more than one-eighth of global installed […]

THE BIG PICTURE: Power Around the World

The International Energy Agency forecasts that based on current and proposed policies, global power generation will grow about 15,000 TWh (about 60%) from 2017 to 2040. About 70% of additions will be supplied by natural gas, wind, and solar photovoltaics in nearly equal shares. But despite a drop from its current share from 38% to […]

Game-Changing Coal Power Technologies

To be a relevant player in the future power mix, coal power efficiency and costs must improve, and technologies in the realm of research and development promise to do just that. Although most experts agree

Debate Continues: Can New Technology Save Nuclear Power?

Nuclear power provides carbon-free electricity for a warming world. But is its use still practical, can it still be economic, is its promise still achievable, and is nuclear a key to combating climate change

Establishing a Culture of Continuous Learning and Improvement

With many challenges facing both fossil fuel and nuclear power generation facilities, training and workforce development has never been more important. Establishing a culture of continuous improvement is

10 Takeaways from the IEA’s Newest World Energy Outlook

The International Energy Agency (IEA) deemed growth and disruptions of the world’s power sector so significant to the future of energy, it dedicated—for the first time—a four-chapter “special focus”