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Wind


Technical articles and commentary on wind power generation issues for power plant owners and operators, from siting to financing and operating

The Solar and Wind Power Cost-Value Conundrum

The costs for wind and solar power generating systems have decreased dramatically over the past decade. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the global weighted-average levelized cost of…



POWER Digest [August 2021]

Bangladesh Scraps 8 GW of Coal-Fired Projects Bangladesh’s government on June 26 approved the Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources Ministry’s proposal to scrap 10 coal-fired power plants, given their lack…


Leveling the Market Playing Field for Hybrid Power Plants

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent agency that, among other things, regulates the interstate transmission of electricity. Its ultimate mission is to “Assist consumers in obtaining economically…


Enabling IIoT Connectivity for Virtual Power Plants

Declarations of climate emergencies in many countries around the world have created awareness for the need to switch to clean energy sources, which in turn has prompted the power industry…


Money Makes the Power and Energy Sectors Go ‘Round

If you’ve seen the musical “Cabaret,” you know that “money makes the world go ‘round” in a variety of ways. While it may not indeed make the power and energy…


PSEG Power Closes Last Coal Plant, Explores Divestiture of Other Fossil Assets

PSEG Power retired its Bridgeport Harbor Station Unit 3 (BHS 3, Figure 1) on May 31. The unit, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was the last remaining coal-fired power plant in…