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Monthly Issue | January 3, 2022

Optimism Is Warranted in the Power Industry in 2022 and Beyond

While some sectors of the power industry are struggling to stay relevant, there are many more segments that are thriving. As new technologies are developed and perfected, there is more…


Power Sector Risks Loom Large Over the Energy Transition

The fog of uncertainty that hangs over the global power industry is getting larger and denser as generating companies and utilities navigate ever more complex challenges. High-level scenarios often paint…


Climate Ripe for Nuclear Advancements

Improvements in nuclear power technology are being driven by research into safer reactor designs and new fuel types, including smaller reactors that offer flexible siting options with modular construction. Nuclear…


Disorderly Transitions: Eight Enduring Global Power Sector Trends

The world faces a glaring ambition gap for electricity supply, concerns about system flexibility, risky progress and development, and an electricity demand shakeup. Several other overarching trends are affecting the…


New Year’s Resolutions: 10 Ways to Improve Coal Power Plant Operations
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The new year is obviously a time when many people reflect on the past and make resolutions for the future. Surveys have shown that exercising more, improving one’s diet, losing…


Long-Awaited FSRU Project Nears Operation in El Salvador

A years-long energy project in El Salvador recently reached a milestone, as technology company Wärtsilä in November announced the installation and successful operation of a floating storage and regasification unit…


Utilities and Industry Continue Learnings Around Benefits of Heat Rate Improvement
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For more than three decades, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has led the power industry in developing, advancing, and demonstrating cost-effective heat rate improvements via new technologies, hardware, software,…


Test Your Knowledge: Water & Steam Cycle Chemistry Monitoring

Water and steam are the lifeblood of a power plant, but contamination in a water system can lead to corrosion, scaling, and pitting on critical equipment including turbines, boilers, pipes,…


Water, Heat, Metal: A Crucial and Difficult Dance

Proper water chemistry has always been important for dependable steam plant operation, but it may be even more critical today due to changes in operating routines and increased plant cycling.…


Coal Is Still King

COMMENTARY This article is one of two posts in POWER's Point-Counterpoint series. The views and opinions expressed within the content are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect…


Phasing Out Coal by 2030 Is Critical for the Climate, and Key for Affordable and Reliable Energy

COMMENTARY This article is one of two posts in POWER's Point-Counterpoint series. The views and opinions expressed within the content are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect…


The Energy Transition Will Require Staggering Growth in Electrification and Enabling Technologies

Rystad Energy, an independent energy research and business intelligence company that provides data, tools, analytics, and consultancy services to the global energy industry, organized and hosted the “Energy Transition Marathon”…


Digital Twins and Remote Monitoring Address Changes in the Energy Industry—Quickly

Power producers today need to address multiple changes to the energy industry that are coming fast and furious. Among these changes are diversification of fleets, new power generating profiles, and…


Commercial Photovoltaic Systems Now Available to Residents in Cuba

As a part of a political movement to develop renewables and more efficiently use energy in Cuba, the state-owned company COPEXTEL will be responsible for commercializing photovoltaic (PV) systems for…


Turning T&D Inspection into a Cooperative Data-Driven Platform

The electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) grid is under pressure like never before. There are a number of data-driven digital solutions to help shore up the grid that have been…


Forces of Nature Demand Better Workforce Management

Entergy, the largest utility in Louisiana, was faced with the massive task of repairing some 30,000 poles, 36,000 spans of wire, and 6,000 transformers that were damaged when Hurricane Ida…


How FERC Can Have a Positive Impact on Grid Reliability

As the regulator for much of our nation’s wholesale electric and natural gas markets, actions by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) directly impact the U.S. economy. The agency’s response…


POWER Digest [January 2022]

Israeli Group Enters JV for Renewable Energy in Poland. Israeli renewables developer Nofar Energy in late November announced formation of a joint venture (JV) with Poland’s Electrum S.P. Z O.O…


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