Research and Development

POWER Digest (June 2017)
POWER Digest (June 2017)

India Joins IEA as an Association Country. India joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an association country on March 30, marking a significant move for the country into global…



How to Prevent Circulating Water Flow Reversal
How to Prevent Circulating Water Flow Reversal

Flow reversal in piping systems can degrade equipment performance and cause significant water hammer, potentially resulting in catastrophic failure. Power plant condenser cooling water systems—or circulating water systems—are especially prone…


Norwegian CCS Boss: CCS is not BS
Norwegian CCS Boss: CCS is not BS

Sitting on a panel during the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City on April 24, Michael Bloomberg proclaimed that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is “total bullshit.”…


Indonesia Considers Thorium Molten Salt Reactors

Power-short Indonesia has been mulling building a nuclear power plant for nearly 15 years, and it is exploring a number of novel options, including high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs) and a…


Whatever Happened to Fuel Cells?
Whatever Happened to Fuel Cells?

Hydrogen-powered fuel cells were supposed to be the “Next Big Thing” a decade ago, but the hype ran well ahead of the market and technology. Yet some quiet advances and…


Battery Storage Goes Mainstream
Battery Storage Goes Mainstream

Grid-connected batteries have long been touted as a tantalizing prospect that could help balance electricity supply and demand as the amount of installed variable renewable generation ramps up. New developments…