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Monthly Issue | September 1, 2022

Solar Project Forges a Bright Future for Colorado Steel Mill

The Bighorn Solar farm has been called the future of renewable energy. It’s a project dedicated to providing cleaner power for a major industrial facility, while also investing in the…


TVA Successfully Completes a Dam Safety Modification Project for the Ages
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When a sinkhole was discovered near the base of the Boone Dam embankment, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s dam safety engineers went to work determining the best fix. The complexity of…


A Fine Balance: Building One of Europe’s Largest Hybrid Facilities

When Swedish company Vattenfall in 2018 set out to combine wind, solar, and battery storage resources at this pioneering energy park in the Netherlands, its foremost focus was to demonstrate…


Iceland Geothermal Station Energizes an Entire Economy

The Svartsengi plant in Iceland has operated for decades, and continues to build its legacy as the facility’s electricity generation and hot water support new businesses and provide a remarkable…


Western Spirit Sets the Standard for Large-Scale Wind Power Projects
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With a capacity of more than 1,050 MW, Western Spirit Wind farm is the largest wind power project ever constructed as a single phase in the Americas. The project, which…


Airport Upgrade Highlights History, Energy Efficiency

A terminal at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the world’s first to receive a new and important design recognition from a green building group. Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at…


Rapid Progress for Japan’s Offshore Wind Ambitions

Japan’s ambitions to install up to 10 GW of offshore wind power by 2030 have made rapid progress over the past month, driven partly by accelerated action to address a…


How One Fossil Fuel Is Poised for Growth as the World Transitions to Net Zero
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Most power companies have carbon reduction goals. Often, reaching those goals involves transitioning from coal-fired generation to renewable energy such as solar and wind. However, it’s not always practical to…


‘Superhybrid’ Projects Support Hydrogen Production in Australia

An Australia-based company is designing a project that combines multiple power generation technologies into a system that not only creates electricity but also can result in production of hydrogen. Sunshine…


THE BIG PICTURE: Hydropower’s Climate Risks

While hydropower provides about 16% of global electricity generation today, climate change is predicted to drive various changes in hydrology that could translate into a spectrum of risks for hydropower…


Once an Engineer, Always an Engineer: Don’t Let Technology Hide Simple Problems and Their Solutions

When facing the unknown, power professionals must use their skills, draw from their experience, and think creatively. Marnie and Maya do just that while off the clock at Marnie’s high…


Shoring Up the Grid for Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The threat of climate change is no longer a threat—it’s here and it’s impacting everyone. However, in New Jersey, 10 years after Superstorm Sandy, communities are better prepared than ever…


Excellent Planning and Focus on Safety Lead to Successful Feedwater Heater Replacement Project

Nuclear power plant outages are filled with intense work and tight schedules. A feedwater heater replacement project at Duke Energy’s Oconee station in South Carolina shows how teamwork coupled with…


Propane a Clean, Reliable Option for Microgrid Applications

Power outages have increased as the U.S. places growing demands on a century-old electric grid. In fact, the U.S. endures more blackouts than any other developed nation. And according to…


2022 Experience POWER, Distributed Energy Conference, and HydrogeNext Show Preview

Again, this year, Experience POWER will be co-located with the Distributed Energy Conference (DEC) and HydrogeNext, giving attendees the opportunity to learn from and network with trailblazers from the power…


Benefits of a Synchronous Generator in a Microgrid
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As more renewable energy sources and battery storage units are specified and incorporated into power systems, consultant specifying engineers are faced with many challenges that could impact the overall design…


How to Defeat Dew Point Corrosion in Heat Recovery Steam Generators

The experience of South Humber Bank Power Station in the UK is just one example of overcoming corrosion challenges at power generation facilities. Facing issues during routine maintenance shutdown of…


Power System Planners Must Account for Climate and Extreme Weather

Climate and extreme weather are increasingly impacting energy systems around the world. Heat waves have spread across the U.S. from coast to coast this summer, and many parts of Europe…


Avoiding Costly Litigation—How Utilities Should Approach Property Owners When Seeking to Acquire Land

Like it or not, property acquisition for utilities, especially through eminent domain, is changing. What once was an easy, efficient process is now being met with more frequent resistance from…


POWER Digest [September 2022]

New Transformer Improves Power System Reliability for Zimbabweans. An Emergency Power Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project funded by ZimFund reached the last leg of implementation on July 10 with the delivery of…


How Digital Technology Can Help Lower Carbon Footprint

As owners and operators of fossil fuel plants navigate through the energy transition, digital technology offers the opportunity to perform while transforming, balancing the energy trilemma of providing a secure,…


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