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Monthly Issue | June 1, 2021

Changing Winds: Emerging Wind Turbine Technologies

Wind turbine technology continues to evolve under new market demands—as well as an urgency to expand to further decarbonization. Ten years ago, POWER published a comprehensive article exploring the emergence…


Positive Signs Support Solar Sector

Government support, lower costs, and technology advancements are among the bright spots as rapid growth continues. Solar power has long been part of the global push for renewable energy, and…


How Commercial and Industrial Facilities Benefit from On-Site Power

Commercial and industrial companies can reap many rewards by taking a more hands-on approach in sourcing power. Incorporating solar, wind, and other forms of on-site generation—including combined heat and power…


Japan Ushers in New Era for IGCC Coal Power

The Nakoso integrated coal gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant, a much-watched power project in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture because it incorporates a pioneering advanced coal gasification technology, began commercial operations on…


Coal Substitutes Touted as Way to Keep Coal-Fired Power Plants Open

The move away from coal-fired power generation has supported the growth of other technologies to produce electricity. Discussions often revolve around renewable resources such as solar and wind, or the…


In-Person Events and COVID: Are You Ready to Travel?

In my job, I typically do a fair amount of traveling. Of course, that all changed last year due to COVID-19. I didn’t go anywhere for work-related events or meetings.…


Market Prospects Heating Up for Cryogenic Energy Storage

Highview Power, developer of a cryogenic energy storage system, in April selected MAN Energy Solutions to provide the liquid air energy storage (LAES) turbomachinery train for its 50-MW/250-MWh CRYOBattery facility…


Missouri v. Biden: The Benefits and Costs of Carbon Emissions

The Biden administration in February announced that for the remainder of 2021, federal agencies will conduct regulatory and environmental analyses assuming that the global “social cost” of emitting carbon dioxide…


End the War on Nuclear Power—Start with Radiation

Governments and non-governmental organizations worldwide are clamoring for reduction in human-generated CO2 emissions. Yet, America’s largest carbon-free energy source is regulated and demonized to the point of criminalization. It’s time…


How Thermal Power Plants Can Save 80% of Their Water

An adiabatic cooling tower system can save great amounts of water at power plants compared to typical wet-type cooling towers. While there are challenges to implementation, understanding how these systems…


Smart Condition Monitoring of Flue Gas Analyzers in Power Plants

A web-based condition monitoring solution can help power plant operators quickly identify emissions gas analyzer problems, enabling timely corrections. The technology can also allow experts to monitor multiple sites remotely,…


Prioritizing the Workforce Is Critical to Utility Transformation

Investments in technology, infrastructure, and service can only take a utility so far. Without organizational agility, employee expertise, innovation, and creativity, true and sustainable transformation is improbable. As the power…


Norwegian Wind Farm Presents Construction, Operational Challenges

The global wind power industry continues to grow, as more governments set renewable energy targets amid a push for decarbonization and cleaner energy production. The Wind Europe Intelligence Platform reports…


Preconstruction Strategies: Subcontractor Prequalification

Implementing sound prequalification processes has proven to be a winning strategy for successful power industry projects. Formal preconstruction phases have increasingly been employed to control costs for capital projects in…


Power Plant Repowering with District Heating Supply

District heating systems offer a great way to improve fuel utilization at power plants. Two projects—one in the U.S. and one in Russia—that involved adding gas turbines and heat recovery…


A Systematic Approach to Checking Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure
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When securing network assets, a long and often complex list of configurations must be performed to ensure industrial control systems have the appropriate cyber protection. This article presents a systematic…


POWER Digest [June 2021]

CNL Successfully Fabricates Advanced Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Fuel. Canadian nuclear science and technology organization Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) on April 13 announced it successfully fabricated Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated (FCM)…


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