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Power Demand


U.S.’s Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants Set Daily Production Records in July Despite High Fuel Prices

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that electricity generated by natural gas–fired power plants in the lower 48 states reached 6.37 TWh on July 21, setting a new record…



Australian Energy Crisis Prompts Suspension of National Electricity Market

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) on June 15 indefinitely suspended spot markets in all regions of its National Electricity Market (NEM), citing critical power generation supply shortfalls that it…


Massive Utah Hydrogen Storage Project Garners Finalized $504M DOE Loan Guarantee

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) first official loan guarantee for a new clean energy technology project since 2014 will go to the Advanced Clean Energy Storage 1 project in Utah—one…


The Vital Link: How HVDC Is Modernizing the Grid

Significant advances in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission are in step with rapid changes to energy systems worldwide. Shortly after POWER magazine began publication in 1882, the competitive technology battle…


NERC Warns of Mounting Reliability Risks, Urges Preparation for Challenging Summer

An unprecedented array of risks—ranging from capacity shortfalls, extreme weather, extended drought, supply chain issues, cybersecurity, solar PV tripping, fuel constraints, to wildfires—could imperil the reliability of nearly every North…


First Hydrogen Burn at Long Ridge HA-Class Gas Turbine Marks Triumph for GE

Hydrogen combustion has begun at the 485-MW Long Ridge Energy Terminal combined cycle power plant—a flagship GE HA-class project that is purpose-built to transition from natural gas to hydrogen blends…