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Monthly Issue | June 1, 2022

The Vital Link: How HVDC Is Modernizing the Grid

Significant advances in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission are in step with rapid changes to energy systems worldwide. Shortly after POWER magazine began publication in 1882, the competitive technology battle…


Reliability, Resiliency, Cost, and Climate Driving C&I Power Systems

Commercial and industrial (C&I) entities want to ensure they have electricity when they need it. Businesses also are looking at sustainability, decarbonization, and control of their energy costs as factors…


Vermont and ISO-New England Provide an Interesting Renewable Energy Transition Case Study

Vermont doesn’t get a lot of attention outside of Bernie Sanders, but the state’s power system is worth taking a look at as it has undergone a notable shift toward…


Nuclear, Hydrogen, CCUS Part of at Least 42 Country Ambitions

At least 42 nationally determined contributions (NDCs) submitted under the Paris Agreement as of December 2021 indicate governments plan to utilize carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen and ammonia, and…


Morocco Project Could Support UK’s Renewable Goals, Hydrogen Economy

A project to bring solar and wind energy from a 10.5-GW project in Morocco to the UK will feature what is likely the world’s longest subsea, high-voltage direct current (HVDC)…


What Is Killing This Biomass Boiler? Marnie and Maya Are on the Case!

When seeking answers to critical operations problems, consider that multiple root causes may be at play—thus requiring many different solutions. Watch as our heroines track down the culprits! As they…


Gaskets and Fasteners: What Sets a Supplier Apart?

Gaskets and fasteners are vital to plant reliability and efficiency. While basic nuts, bolts, and gaskets haven’t changed much over the years, some of the materials used in them have…


New Life for Dead and Dying Coal Plants?

As coal plants are retired, power companies must decide what to do with sites. Some old plants have been added to the National Register of Historic Places and repurposed as…


How to Prevent Condensation-Induced Water Hammer

Condensation-induced water hammer (CIWH) is the term commonly used when describing a variety of transients that occur when water vapor is rapidly condensed by cold water. This article describes the…


Commissioning and Acceptance Testing Are the Foundation for Total Electrical System Lifecycle Management

To manage the challenges of today’s complex electrical power systems and tightening budgets, facility managers need to understand the critical connection between electrical commissioning and acceptance testing, and planning for…


Solar Power Plant Maintenance with Thermal UAV Inspection Technology

Thermal imaging is a vital tool for detecting defects and anomalies at solar power plants. However, capturing thermal images with handheld equipment is time-consuming and susceptible to human error. Unmanned…


Optimizing Power Plant Load Flexibility
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The operating profiles of traditional generators has changed to manage the variability of renewable resources. Several critical processes were not engineered to manage these highly variable operating profiles and the…


Maximizing Surety to Power Up New Renewable Energy Projects

Renewable energy is not the future; it is the present. Nearly half the new electricity generation in the U.S. this year will come from renewable sources. And after last year’s…


Automating Control of Work: What Power and Utilities Leaders Need to Know

Control of work, or CoW, processes have a long heritage in the power and utilities sector, acting as an extension to an organization’s existing process safety management approaches. And these…


Energy Security = National Security: How the West Needs to Reindustrialize, Rethink Energy Policy

The current geopolitical crisis spurred by the Russian invasion of Ukraine should provide a rude awakening in the West to our misguided and flawed policies toward energy development by government…


POWER Digest [June 2022]

Twenty20 Energy Will Build Gas-Fired Plant in Papua New Guinea. Singapore-based Twenty20 Energy Systems in April announced it would design and build a new gas-fired power plant in Hela province,…


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