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O&M


Technical articles on all aspects of power plant operation, preventive and predictive maintenance, planned and unplanned outages

Repowering PV Sites: Challenges and Opportunities

More inverters are coming to the end of their life, and needing replacement, as the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry matures. Inverter failures usually occur on systems that are 10-plus years…



Capturing the Opportunity: A Look at Carbon Capture and Utilization

An important part of the global effort to curb emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) is development of technologies to capture CO2, to design ways to store it, and to find…


Power of Integration—Users Shaping Future of Distributed Control Systems

As plant owners accelerate the Industry 4.0 digital transformation, attention is increasingly being focused on the evolution of Distributed Control Systems (DCS) to enable them to become more flexible and…


Water Chemistry Important to Avoid Equipment Damage

Technology advances for heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) at power plants continue to provide higher efficiency, with major gains recognized in natural gas–fired and cogeneration systems in recent years. A…


APM: Making It Easy to Maintain a Greener Grid

The Inflation Reduction Act gave the power generation industry the push it needed to go all in on renewable energy. In the short term, we’ll see more solar and onshore…


The POWER Interview: 3D Printing as a Supply Chain Solution

Issues with the global supply chain have impacted the power generation sector, in much the same way those problems have affected other industries. Sourcing of materials, including spare parts for…