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Monthly Issue | March 1, 2022

New Realms for Gas Power Technology

Gas power technology developers are exploring new roles and applications to ensure gas power will remain relevant as power markets embrace decarbonization. At the end of 2020, about 1,600 GW…


Repowering Provides New Purpose for Existing Plants

The benefits of repowering—cost savings from upgraded performance, and utilizing existing infrastructure—make it an important part of the energy landscape. Repowering is occurring in both thermal and renewable power plants,…


Power Industry People: Finding Top Talent in the Military

Last month, POWER published an article written by Senior Associate Editor Darrell Proctor that detailed the challenges power companies have been facing when trying to attract high-quality recruits in the…


U.S. Natural Gas Key to Mexico’s Power Buildout

Mexico wants to secure a greater supply of natural gas, including from the U.S., as the country continues to build more gas-fired power plants. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)…


Sweden’s Government Approves Construction of Spent Nuclear Fuel Repository 

Sweden’s government in late January gave radioactive waste management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB) the green light to proceed with a deep geological repository (DGR) for spent nuclear fuel (SNF)…


Brazil Looks at Nuclear Power as Demand for Electricity Grows

A government agency that supports research into Brazil’s energy sector has forecast a significant jump in demand for electricity within the country over the next several years. Empresa de Pesquisa…


Accelerated Decommissioning of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station: A Progress Report

Holtec is decommissioning the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. The company has a fairly aggressive schedule that could see site restoration work completed in 2027. This article provides a current-day status…


Market Transitions: The MOPR Merry-Go-Round

The PJM Interconnection’s Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) was introduced in 2006 as a floor to bar new generators from artificially depressing capacity auction clearing prices through below-cost bids. In…


Low-Cost Long-Duration Energy Storage at a Natural Gas Pipeline

An energy storage project based on Compressed Natural Gas Energy Storage (CNGES) technology is being studied at the Abbott Power Plant in Illinois. This article presents an overview of CNGES…


Monitoring of Power Station Components: Predictive Maintenance in Flexible Plant Operation

An innovative software program, coupled with an experienced team of engineers, allows plant operators to evaluate creep and fatigue stress in components exposed to more frequent cycling, thereby identifying potential…


District Heating Supply from Nuclear Power Plants: Technical and Economic Aspects

In the February 2022 issue of POWER, an overview of existing district heating systems that utilize nuclear power for their energy source was presented and best practices of successful installations…


Composite Insulator Application and Design for a Growing and Evolving Transmission Grid

The need to integrate renewable energy resources, and prepare for increased demand for power as electrification takes hold in transportation and other sectors, creates challenges for an aging grid. Some…


Renewable Energy Ready to Deliver Despite Continued Uncertainty

Notwithstanding the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, in 2021 the deployment of solar, solar + storage, stand-alone storage, wind, and other renewable energy technologies continued to rapidly expand across the U.S.…


How Electric Utilities’ Risk Management Supports Operational Resilience Efforts and Emergency Response

Severe weather conditions have a tremendous impact on our power grid as well as downstream costs for people, property, and brands that are costly and time-consuming to recover from. For…


2022 CTOTF Innovation Excellence Award Winners Announced

The Combustion Turbine Operations Technical Forum (CTOTF), in association with POWER, is excited to announce the recipients of its annual Innovation Excellence Awards. Winners were selected through a judging process…


Harnessing the Benefits of Energy Storage to Reshape Sustainable Operations

In today’s challenging business environment, it is paramount for organizations of all disciplines to reduce operating expenses while creating processes to meet strict greenhouse gas emissions standards. There is a…


Natural Gas and Nuclear Power Are Not ‘Green’ Investments
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It is not an over-reaction to state that we are in the midst of a planetary emergency. We face the combined threats of climate, nature loss, and human health pandemics.…


POWER Digest [March 2022]
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Oman Adds Major Solar Project. A consortium consisting of Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power, Kuwait-based Gulf Investment Corp., and Kuwait’s Alternative Energy Projects Co. in January inaugurated Ibri 2, the first…


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