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The POWER Podcast Archive: How Power Companies Can Influence Customer Behavior https://www.powermag.com/how-power-companies-can-influence-customer-behavior-podcast/ Power Market Is Changing — Distributed Energy Gaining Ground https://www.powermag.com/power-market-is-changing-distributed-energy-gaining-ground-podcast/ Net Metering and Time-Variant Rates Drive Solar Power and Energy Storage Growth https://www.powermag.com/net-metering-and-time-variant-rates-drive-solar-power-and-energy-storage-growth-podcast/ Distributed Energy Systems Are Reliable Solutions https://www.powermag.com/distributed-energy-systems-are-reliable-solutions-podcast/ Power Industry Continues to Face Uncertainty and Change https://www.powermag.com/power-industry-continues-to-face-uncertainty-and-change/ Resource Diversification a Key […]

A macro view of coal. Source: Kai Schreiber (Genista)

What Coal Generators Should Know About the EPA’s Proposed ACE Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule is proposed to replace the 2015 Clean Power Plan—which the Supreme Court stayed in February 2016 and never went into effect. According to the EPA, the replacement is necessary because the Obama-era Clean Power Plan “exceeded the EPA’s authority.” However, like the Clean Power Plan, […]

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New Cyber Threat Actor Targeting Power Sector Identified

Cybersecurity experts have identified a new activity group that they say is targeting access operations at electric utilities in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and East Asia.  Cybersecurity firm Dragos Inc. told POWER on August 1 that though it has confirmed that the group—which it dubbed “RASPITE”—is actively targeting electric utilities, “there is no current indication […]

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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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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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Fusion Power: Watching, Waiting, as Research Continues

Cheap and abundant electric power from nuclear fusion—power “too cheap to meter”—has been a dream for more than a half-century. But as time passes, practical fusion appears to be moving further into

A macro view of coal. Source: Kai Schreiber (Genista)

How Southeast Asian Countries Could Drive the Future of Coal Technology

Poised to drive the future of coal power, many Southeast Asian countries are considering new coal plants with high-efficiency, low-emissions (HELE) technologies, a new report suggests. According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) December-released World Energy Outlook 2017, Southeast Asia, along with India and other developing economies in Asia, will drive global coal demand. The […]

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Hydropower Grows but Industry Is Changing

New hydropower capacity installed worldwide plunged 36% in 2017 compared to 2016, but the sector remains optimistic about its future despite a transitioning role for hydropower away from baseload power and

Marc Lyda, with Trade Mechanical, welds an intake for heating water in Bldg. 9301 as part of an energy savings project with Oklahoma Gas & Electric and Honeywell. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

Trends and Obstacles in the Power Industry Workforce

Baby boomers are retiring, unemployment is low, skilled craft workers are in short supply, and human resources in the workforce are a growing issue for power industry management. “Demography is destiny.”

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Six Glaring Interventions in Competitive Markets — Beyond the Trump Plan

The Trump administration’s attempt to prop up uneconomic “fuel secure” generators in competitive markets is just the latest in a string of recent “extra-market” interventions that experts said imperil independent organized markets for electricity. In a recent white paper, Raymond Gifford and Matthew Larson, energy partners at Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, said the restructured administrative […]