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Monthly Issue | July 1, 2021

Technology Triumph: Track 4A Is POWER’s Plant of the Year

Winning POWER’s highest honor is Track 4A, Southern Power Generation’s 1.4-GW natural gas–fired power plant in southern Malaysia that is equipped with the first commercial GE 9HA.02 gas turbines—one of…


Coal-to-Gas Transition a Winning Strategy in Tianjin, China

Reducing fine particulate emissions was a driving factor in the shift from coal to gas at the Junliangcheng power plant in Tianjin, China. Among the other benefits is a reduction…


Eco-Friendly Ultrasonic Treatment System Controls Algae in Power Plant Settling Pond

Water treatment professionals often turn to chemicals to control algae in power plant settling ponds. While this can be effective, environmentally friendly ultrasonic technology may do a better job at…


Road to Success Paved with Innovative Projects

Wärtsilä Energy, known for its experience in energy storage, and Pivot Power—working on ambitious decarbonization projects—have teamed on a multi-application way to serve the future of transportation in the UK,…


Traveling the Electrification Highway

A company that has served U.S. motorists and the trucking industry for decades has updated its business model to support electric vehicle charging—and generate electricity for several of its locations.…


A Virtual Solution to a Real Energy Problem

The need for demand response programs, particularly those that help stabilize the grid, is evident as electricity customers seek a more reliable power supply. Enter virtual power plants (VPPs), a…


Money Makes the Power and Energy Sectors Go ‘Round
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If you’ve seen the musical “Cabaret,” you know that “money makes the world go ‘round” in a variety of ways. While it may not indeed make the power and energy…


India Pursues Ambitious Solar Goals Despite Pandemic’s Impact

India has one of the world’s most aggressive solar development targets. The country’s leaders have said they want to install 450 GW of renewable power generation capacity by 2030, a…


Fostering a Speak-Up Culture with Facilitative Leadership

The history books are littered with incidents that could have been prevented if people in the know had been empowered to speak up and decision-makers had acted differently based on…


Why Microgrids Are the Key to Our Carbon-Neutral Future

As we continue to work toward a more sustainable future globally, demand for renewable energy integration is increasing. This requires more flexibility in grid infrastructure and the ability to add…


Protecting Battery Energy Storage Systems from Fire and Explosion Hazards

There are serious risks associated with lithium-ion battery energy storage systems. Thermal runaway can release toxic and explosive gases, and the problem can spread from one malfunctioning cell to neighboring…


Biden’s Jobs Plan—A Game-Changer for Clean Energy?

The American Jobs Plan was announced by the White House earlier this year to much fanfare. It describes sweeping action, using bold words like “reimagine” and “rebuild.” And while the…


Mechanical Seals and Bearing Isolator Solutions for Tidal Energy Equipment Protection

As clean power technologies become more mainstream, offshore and river-based energy generating systems are beginning to come into their own in terms of proven performance. While the sea and rivers…


POWER Digest [July 2021]

GE Will Supply Finnish Wind Farm. General Electric (GE) in late May said it will deliver 16 Cypress onshore wind turbines for the 88-MW Puskakorpi wind farm in Finland. Each…


What Will Dominate Future Corporate Governance Agendas?

Now, more than ever, businesses are under pressure to ensure that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are being managed effectively. Indeed, the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the need for…


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