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Water


Technical, legal, and regulatory articles on water-related topics for power plants: cooling, wastewater, intake, chemistry, purge water, and once-through systems

Planning for the Unexpected: Mitigating Business Security Risks Related to Water Treatment Failure

By Damon Good, Business Development Manager - Mobile Water Services ANZ, Veolia Water Technologies Water is a critical component of many manufacturing processes and the demand for it is increasing…



Water Intake Reliability in the Age of Environmental Uncertainty

Thermal power plants need a continuous supply of cooling water to operate, but as the natural environment changes, more and more screen blockages are occurring at cooling water intakes. Maintaining…


Entergy: Hurricane Ida Took Out Eight Critical High-Voltage Transmission Lines

Moving quickly after devastating winds from Hurricane Ida on Aug. 29 took out eight critical high-voltage lines and blacked out New Orleans, Jefferson, and two other Louisiana parishes, Entergy hashed…


A Big Splash for Marine Power: Minesto’s Underwater Kite

After more than a decade of development, Minesto’s novel underwater “kite” technology kicked off commercial operation with a 100-kW project in the Faroe Islands. Despite some hiccups, the pioneering marine…


Hydropower Levels Under Careful Watch as Drought Ravages the West

Intensifying drought conditions in California and historically low water levels at the Oroville Dam on Aug. 5 forced the state’s Department of Water Resources (CDWR) to shut down the 644-MW…


The Remarkable Responsibility of Coal Refuse Power

West Virginia’s only remaining coal refuse–fueled facility, the 80-MW Grant Town Power Project, is a 2021 Top Plant winner for powering on, despite challenges, to remediate 530,000 tons of coal…