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Monthly Issue | May 2, 2022

History of Power: Duke Energy’s Century-Old Legacy

Duke Energy, one of the largest energy companies in the world, grew out of a system of lakes and dams along the Catawba River to generate power for the Piedmont…


Large-Scale Hydrogen Projects Take Shape as Technology Continues to Evolve
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If hydrogen-based power technology and decarbonization schemes seem like a novelty to you, you may not be paying close enough attention to developments happening around the world. While some hydrogen…


There’s Value in Old Power Generation Components

Equipment from both renewable and thermal energy power plants is finding new life in the recycling market. The market for recycled power equipment components is getting a boost due to…


Dramatic Innovation-Driven Ramp Up of Floating Offshore Wind Anticipated by 2030

A drumbeat of floating offshore wind–related developments this year suggests the pipeline for the long-nascent wind technology sub-sector may be finally beginning to grow. While floating wind’s current contribution of…


UK Leans Heavily on Nuclear in Bold New Energy Strategy

A long-awaited energy strategy published by the UK government on April 6 lays out bold commitments that tackle Great Britain’s multi-pronged challenges, including achieving net-zero carbon emissions while ensuring energy…


Small Modular Reactors Provide Opportunity to Rethink Automation for Nuclear Generation

An emerging generation of small modular reactors is encouraging suppliers and regulators alike to consider new digital instrumentation and control approaches. While instrumentation and control (I&C) technology represents a relatively…


Supply Chain Issues Mean Planning Is More Important Than Ever
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It’s hard to imagine a company that hasn’t been affected by supply chain issues over the past couple of years. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, a couple of utility…


Administration, NRC, Nuclear Industry Look Ahead to Uncertain Territory

The Biden administration is fully behind development of new nuclear power technology. It is encouraging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to look at “new approaches to regulation” as advanced…


Oil Pump Amps Provide the Clue Marnie Needs to Stave Off Trouble

Incessant trivial alarms can drown out important warnings and cause headaches for control room operators. In this installment of Marnie Surfaceblow, our fearless heroine wades through all the noise to…


Natural Gas Bans Expensive, and Would Impact Electric Grid Reliability

Major cities including San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, and New York have either enacted or proposed measures to ban or discourage the use of natural gas in new homes and buildings,…


Electrification Is the Sustainable Choice, but the Transition Is Not Just Technical

Energy powers everything we do. Where and how we create it—and how we store and distribute it—is constantly evolving. One of the most likely evolutions is electrification, which promises to…


Electric Utilities Have Critical Role in Broadband Infrastructure Deployment

Electric utilities will play a critical role in new broadband infrastructure deployment under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, known as the Infrastructure Act. Whether access to the…


How Does Nuclear Power Fit into a Country’s Energy Policy?

Reliable energy forms a fundamental building block of industrial and modern society. When a country examines its energy profile and determines its energy policy, it considers three main pillars: energy…


Advanced Analytics Applications Power Predictive Maintenance Efforts

Moving from reactive to predictive maintenance requires the right tools for use by subject matter experts. As the power industry continues to advance from preventative to predictive maintenance, one thing…


The ‘Era of Location Intelligence’ for Utilities

Location-based information has played an important role in the utility industry for decades, but that history is just a prelude to the dramatically larger role it will play in the…


How State-of-the-Art Monitoring Technology Will Be Used at a Turkish Nuclear Power Plant
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Turkey has considered adding nuclear power plants to its fleet of generators since at least 1970; yet, no commercial reactor units have ever been completed. That is likely to change…


Boosting Productivity in the Utility Industry with Mobile Solutions

In the utility industry, downtime and outages—from losing power to water shortages and burst pipes—can impact a customer’s day-to-day life, causing safety concerns and costly damages. This is especially true…


The Growth of Renewables Calls for Scalable Approaches to OT System and Device Integration

Reports from U.S. agencies indicate the use of renewable energy continues to grow. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the U.S. consumed a record amount of renewable energy in…


Don’t Fix That … Yet: How IoT-Enabled Sensors Predict Maintenance and Streamline Operations
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The traditional approach to maintenance has two motors that keep it running. The first motor is proactive service: regularly maintaining equipment, following a schedule to ensure each element is running…


POWER Digest [May 2022]

Czech Republic Chooses Site for SMR Development. CEZ Group, a major conglomerate in the Czech Republic, in late March said it had set aside an area at the Temelin Nuclear…


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