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

Under construction in South Africa
Under construction in South Africa

To overcome recent power shortfalls—and ensure they never occur again—Eskom is embarking on an immense infrastructure expansion program. The Build Programme, initiated in 2005, has been aligned with the government’s…



Global Monitor (September 2008)
Global Monitor (September 2008)

Cost hikes for all things nuclear in the U.S. and UK This August, the U.S. Department of Energy said a revised estimate of the cost to plan, build, and operate…


Global Monitor (July 2008)
Global Monitor (July 2008)

Thirty years after the U.S. government began assessing if a remote ridge in the Mojave Desert 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nev., was suitable for the nation’s first permanent…


Global Monitor (June 2008)
Global Monitor (June 2008)

Artificial photosynthesis for solar power? Photosynthesis, the natural process used by green plants for millions of years to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water into oxygen and carbohydrates is the…


Growing a green economy
Growing a green economy

I believe there are three basic objectives for the energy industry in the modern era. First, to provide a reliable and ample supply. Second, to ensure that the supply is…


Global Monitor (May 2008)
Global Monitor (May 2008)

National Grid divested of Ravenswood London-based National Grid plc will sell Ravenswood Generating Station (Figure 1), a facility in Queens, N.Y., that provides more than 20% of New York City’s…


Global Monitor (April 2008)
Global Monitor (April 2008)

Tenaska proposes first new coal-fired plant with carbon capture Tenaska Inc. is developing a site near Sweetwater, Texas, for a new 765-MW gross, 600-MW net supercritical coal-fired power plant that…