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Plant Design


A Holistic Model for Industrial Gas Power: Dearborn Central Energy Plant

DTE’s new Central Energy Plant will energize a flexible and high-tech revamp of Ford Motor Co.’s Research and Engineering campus in Dearborn, Michigan. Because it goes beyond the envelope of…



Improve Wind Turbine Safety with a Piston Accumulator Retrofit

Wind turbines are designed to maximize power production based on the predicted wind speeds found at the plant site. However, excessive wind speeds are experienced at times, so it is…


Flexible Small-Scale Generation Empowered by Once-Through Boiler Technology

Distributed generation integrated with intermittent renewable generation responds to the growing need for highly flexible small-scale (less than 100 MW) power generation resources. The limiting factor facing plant designers is…


New Fuel Cell Power Plants Deployed in South Korea and California

Two new fuel cell-based electricity generation facilities have been “powered on” in the Gyeonggi province of South Korea. The new installations use Bloom Energy’s solid-oxide fuel cells. One of the…


Floating Platforms Are an Offshore Wind Gamechanger

WindFloat Atlantic consists of three 8.4-MW wind turbines installed about 20 kilometers off the coast of Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Although its size is modest compared to other operating offshore…


Benefits of Reciprocating Engines in Power Generation

Many experts believe power plants constructed with reciprocating engines are the ideal complement to intermittent renewables. Recip plants are extremely flexible. Facilities can be sized for almost any use case;…