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Power


Monthly Issue | January 15, 2007

A new day in power generation

The recently published Long-Term Reliability Assessment from the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) found that several areas of the U.S. and Canada risk falling below minimum capacity target levels…


This month in POWER . . .

January 1885 The cover story of this issue reviewed the latest power generation technology then entering the market. "The Fishkill vertical direct acting condensing engine . . . has a…


Vacuum-driven "hypo" chlorination is safer and cheaper

About two years ago, Jeff Gremelspacher —then chief chemist at Cardinal Generating Station in Brilliant, Ohio—was asked to evaluate potential replacements for the chlorine gas disinfectant system serving Units 1…


Burning landfill gas has environmental and economic benefits

Exelon Power's Fairless Hills Generating Station (Figure 1) is a two-unit, 60-MW power plant purchased in 1997 from USX Corp. (then known as U.S. Steel). It recently was reconfigured to…


Put the dynamics of the workforce supply chain to work for you

Most executives understand the important roles that recruiting and training play in the overall health of their company's workforce. But fewer have a good grasp of the comprehensive nature of…


Advanced sonar revolutionizes underwater structure inspections

Inspection and monitoring of underwater structures has always been a challenge for power plants with submerged cooling system structures, mainly due to those structures' inherent inaccessibility. Commercial divers and remotely…


Tow nuclear power I&C out of the "digital ditch"

Last year—whether you attended the ISA/EPRI Power Industry Symposium in June, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Utility Working Conference in August, the EPRI/Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Digital I&C and Control…


Near-term capital spending in the North American power industry

This generation roundup provides snapshots of activity—current, planned, and proposed—in the four distinct U.S. electric power generation market niches. Use the capacity and investment levels provided to gauge the relative…


Investment in generation is heavy, but important needs remain

Many consumer magazines make their annual forecasts at this time of year on a variety of topics, such as politics or celebrity shenanigans. The prognostications, though seldom correct, are entertaining…


Barriers continue to crimp natural gas supplies

U.S. demand for natural gas is projected to increase by more than 50% by 2020. Companies are building—and the public is opposing—receiving terminals on three coasts that would increase imports…


Focus on O&M (January 2007) 

On October 20, 2006, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to facilitate the acceptance of 87 reliability standards submitted by the North American…


Global Monitor (January 2007)

DOE walks the clean coal talk The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Treasury Department have awarded $1 billion in tax credits to nine companies for seven projects involving advanced…


Here’s to you

TIME magazine's selection of a Person of the Year often is unusual enough to be covered in other publications. In most years, the pick has been fairly predictable: a high-profile…


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