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Monthly Issue | October 1, 2020

It’s Fair to Say – New Plant Brings Benefits to Pennsylvania

Competitive Power Ventures is known for building efficient and technologically advanced gas-fired facilities. The company’s Fairview Energy Center is its latest achievement, transforming a brownfield site into an economic engine.…


Promising Power Plant Plots Province’s Future

The once coal-heavy Canadian province of Saskatchewan wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its power generation sector, and a new combined cycle natural gas-fired plant is a key part…


Global Offshore Wind Capacity Slated to Multiply Eight-Fold by 2030

Offshore wind capacity is slated to surge to more than 234 GW by 2030—a remarkable boost when compared to the current 29.1 GW that was installed worldwide at the end…


THE BIG PICTURE [Infographic]: The LNG Trade Shakeup

In 2019, global liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports reached 482 billion cubic meters, up 13% from 2018, according to BloombergNEF figures cited in the International Gas Union’s August–released Global Gas…


A Holistic Model for Industrial Gas Power: Dearborn Central Energy Plant

DTE’s new Central Energy Plant will energize a flexible and high-tech revamp of Ford Motor Co.’s Research and Engineering campus in Dearborn, Michigan. Because it goes beyond the envelope of…


The 470-MW Floating Powership That Buoyed Ghana

Karpowership’s 470-MW floating power plant deployed at two locations in Ghana demonstrated how robust an impact the innovative “plug-and-play” electricity delivery model can have on a power-hungry country’s economy and…


Upgrades and Interconnection Make Gas-Fired Plant a Winner
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The Termica Milazzo cogeneration combined cycle power plant completed an extensive upgrade and integration project with a nearby refinery in Sicily, Italy. The successful project, which spanned about three years…


Did You Know There Are 60,000 U.S. Citizens Who Lack Access to Electricity?

I think most people know that there are a lot of people around the world who don’t have access to electricity. The International Energy Agency has said the number is…


Power Plant Decommissioning Tips to Save Time, Money, and Hassle
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All power plants have a finite useful life. Thus, there will come a time at every facility when the unit must be retired and the decommissioning process undertaken. Decisions must…


Gearing Up for Grid Integration

The growing adoption of distributed energy resources presents another challenge for utilities and grid operators as they design and plan for how electricity is produced and delivered. The past few…


A High Energy Potential: Power-to-Heat

Though a lesser discussed power-to-x solution, power-to-heat technologies are already mature, commercially available, and market competitive. And they are already making an impact on the power sector. Much discussion over…


Philippines Taking New Look at Nuclear Power

It’s been nearly 35 years since the Philippines mothballed the country’s only nuclear power plant, declaring the 621-MW Bataan facility would not be commissioned despite the country spending $2.3 billion…


Swedish Companies Jointly Explore Hydrogen-Based Production of Steel

Swedish energy company Vattenfall, mining company LKAB, and steel manufacturer SSAB in September started the world’s first pilot plant to produce “fossil-free” steel in Lulea, Sweden (Figure 1). As part…


Renewables Could Drive Recovery in Latin America

Countries in Latin America did not feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic until several weeks after Europe and the U.S., but the impacts of the coronavirus when it arrived…


Long Duration Meets Refrigeration: Managing Demand with Thermal Energy Storage

Managing demand on the power grid, at best a never-ending balancing act between generation and load, has become an increasingly complex and challenging responsibility. Along with the urgent need to…


Industry Wants Clarity on Trump Order About Foreign Equipment
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President Trump on May 1, 2020, issued Executive Order (EO) 13920, titled “Securing the United States Bulk-Power System.” Trump said that the unrestricted foreign supply of certain electric equipment constitutes…


How to Conduct Steam Blowing Procedures with Remote Personnel
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Many power projects have been disrupted due to COVID-19. However, managers at Larsen & Toubro Ltd. found a way to complete steam blow requirements in spite of the pandemic, using…


An ‘Everything as a Grid’ Approach to Energy Production

Commercial and industrial businesses can get a boost from their electrical infrastructure by making their systems more dynamic, enabling new capabilities and control. What do you need your electrical infrastructure…


Show Preview: Distributed Energy Conference (DEC)
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POWER’s Distributed Energy Conference (DEC) will have a new look—and a new name—this year. In light of the ongoing pandemic and out of concern for the safety and well-being of…


POWER Digest [October 2020]

Enel Ready to Close Italian Coal Plants. Enel, Italy’s largest power generator, said it wants to close three coal-fired units in the coming months as part of the company’s complete…


The European Union Must Keep Nuclear Power on the Table

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported that the world installed 5.5 GW of new nuclear capacity in 2019, with China and Russia leading the way. In April, the U.S. announced…


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