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Monthly Issue | January 3, 2023

Grid Infrastructure and Renewable Energy Projects Thrive, Workforce and Supply Chain Issues Continue in 2023
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The Inflation Reduction Act will spur growth in clean energy and upgrades to grid infrastructure, but workforce shortages and supply chain constraints are likely to challenge power companies for at…


10 Near-Term Global Power Sector Trends

While 2021 provided its own share of extraordinary energy debacles, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in early 2022 cascaded into full-blown energy turmoil. This year will begin with the world “in…


Power Sector Seeks Solutions for Supply Chain Issues

The pandemic exposed issues with the global supply chain that provides resources for power generation. The pressure of having enough equipment to meet industry needs has spurred an emphasis on…


Enhancing and Hardening the U.S. Power Grid
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It’s no secret that the U.S. power grid needs some work. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), nearly 70% of the nation’s grid is more than 25 years…


Being Pro-Nuclear Won’t Be Enough—Here’s Why

Nuclear energy—not just nuclear power—is seeing a burst of innovation unlike anything seen since the 1950s. While the strong momentum for the dispatchable zero-carbon energy source is promising, prominent pitfalls…


Egypt Uses COP27 to Announce Large-Scale Renewable, Hydrogen Projects

The recent United Nations (UN) COP27 climate conference in Egypt was host to several announcements of large-scale renewable energy projects, including one of the world’s largest wind farms, along with…


Global Market for PPAs Supports Renewable Energy Projects

Large global corporate groups continue to buy stakes in major renewable energy projects and sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) designed to provide long-term electricity for their operations. Some governments, notably…


Experts Explain: Digital Twins

In this fresh series, POWER’s editors choose a multifaceted topic that may have myriad applications or implications and ask an array of key industry stakeholders for their perspectives. This month’s…


POWER Digest [January 2023]

POWER's editors curate important policy, technology, business, and industry news briefs from around the world in this department.  Brazil Formally Restarts Construction of Angra 3 Nuclear Reactor Eletronuclear, a mixed-ownership…


Are We Headed for a Reliability Train Wreck?

So far, utilities have announced plans to retire some 93,000 MW (nameplate) of coal—almost half the existing coal fleet—by the end of this decade. Coal retirements combined with increasing penetration…


Three Ways Power Companies Should Plan Ahead to Integrate, Activate, and Retain Top Talent
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Workforce issues are top of mind at many power companies. As workers become harder and harder to find, it’s important for leaders to implement proven strategies for recruiting and inspiring…


Risk Mitigation: An Essential Prerequisite for Inflation Reduction Act Funding

The groundbreaking Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will put hundreds of billions of dollars toward renewables. As the most comprehensive energy policy in recent years, the IRA is already having a…


Water Chemistry Important to Avoid Equipment Damage

Technology advances for heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) at power plants continue to provide higher efficiency, with major gains recognized in natural gas–fired and cogeneration systems in recent years. A…


Identifying State-Focused Renewable Energy Tax Exemptions

President Joe Biden last year signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that, in addition to a number of other actions, extended and enhanced a number of green energy tax opportunities.…


Should We Really Use Renewable Electricity to Make Green Hydrogen? Not Always

There’s a growing belief that hydrogen will play a key role in lowering CO2 emissions. However, there are several caveats in realizing that vision, and in some cases, hydrogen may…


APM: Making It Easy to Maintain a Greener Grid

The Inflation Reduction Act gave the power generation industry the push it needed to go all in on renewable energy. In the short term, we’ll see more solar and onshore…


Enterprise Asset Management: Empowering Stronger Vision for Net-Zero Reality

Managers are constantly battling to improve efficiency and become more sustainable. Having effective asset management tools can help decision-makers visualize what’s working well and what isn’t, so fixes can be…


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