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Monthly Issue | October 1, 2021

Collaboration Brings the Energy for Pennsylvania Community

It took a team effort, led by Kiewit as the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor, to overcome numerous challenges and build a 1,000-MW natural gas-fired facility that has sparked…


Stanton Energy Reliability Center Hybrid Supplies Power When Southern California Needs It Most
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Stanton Energy Reliability Center is a unique hybrid power station that includes two GE LM6000 gas turbines, each integrated with a battery energy storage system. The station provides reliable and…


Ingenuity Boosts Efficiency at Colombian Gas Power Plant

The 1993-built 610-MW Prime Termoflores gas plant in Barranquilla, Colombia, set out to boost its efficiency and ramp up performance to provide reliable backup to the region’s volatile, hydro-reliant power…


Sustainability and Efficiency Are Key Considerations at the West Riverside Energy Center
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The West Riverside Energy Center is a two-unit combined cycle power plant located near Beloit, Wisconsin. Alliant Energy’s state-of-the-art facility has several important sustainability and efficiency features that make it…


Gas Turbine Technology Advances That Could Boost Their Future Relevance

Gas turbines have grown into a hallmark of the modern power system for their high efficiency, reliability, operational flexibility, fuel flexibility, and low-emission power options. But if gas turbines are…


Getting to Net-Zero GHG Emissions Will Take More Than Closing Coal Plants
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The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, next month. The roughly two-week-long event will bring together delegates from around the…


Dynamic Export Cables Help Unlock Potential of Offshore Wind Power

The need to boost renewable energy production and infrastructure has never been higher. Offshore wind power is a crucial part of achieving net-zero emissions and has tremendous potential. As more…


Environmental and Permitting Considerations for Decarbonizing with Hydrogen

Many experts believe hydrogen will play a key role in the effort to decarbonize the world’s energy supply. However, current hydrogen production methods release a lot of carbon dioxide, and…


Water Intake Reliability in the Age of Environmental Uncertainty

Thermal power plants need a continuous supply of cooling water to operate, but as the natural environment changes, more and more screen blockages are occurring at cooling water intakes. Maintaining…


Addressing the Increased Need to Decommission Power Plants in a Sustainable Manner

Coal-fired power plant decommissioning and remediation work is not typically a utility company’s core business. That’s why having the right partner and implementing a sound plan to ensure both environmental…


Show Preview – Experience POWER

POWER magazine is again hosting its Experience POWER event, with the 2021 edition taking place Oct. 18–21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Experience POWER…


Show Preview – Distributed Energy Conference

The 2021 edition of the Distributed Energy Conference, hosted by POWER magazine, will take place Oct. 18–21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s…


Digitalization and Decarbonization: Optimizing Humanity’s Largest Machine

Burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, and transportation is by far the largest contributor to greenhouse gases, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Renewable power generation is taking off,…


DER Orchestration Helps Utilities with Challenges of Grid, Decarbonization

Renewable energy and distributed energy resources (DERs), including solar and wind, electric vehicles (EVs), battery storage, heat pumps, and new types of controllable load devices, may well prove to be…


Avoiding an ‘American Nightmare’—Cybersecurity Initiatives in the Power Sector

Cyberattacks on the U.S. energy system threaten our national security and way of life. While the sources of such risks may be debatable, the threats are real and the potential…


Why Now Is the Time to Push for Carbon Neutrality

In March 2021, we reached an important milestone in the push for carbon neutrality across industries. A report by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), a UK-based non-profit, found…


Effect of Eddy Grooves on Tilting Pad Journal Bearings

Tilting pad journal bearings are used in turbomachinery such as turbo compressors, turbo gears, gas turbines, or steam turbines. There is an ongoing and growing customer demand for bearings with…


Electrification of Everything—Digital Circuit Breakers Support DER Adoption

The continued push toward electrification creates a need for technologies that provide a way to integrate distributed energy resources (DERs) into the power grid, certainly at the residential level where…


Upgrading a Campus Energy System as Part of a Carbon-Reduction Effort

Educational institutions increasingly are upgrading their physical utility infrastructure to become more efficient in their use of energy while addressing the reliability of the energy supply on their campus. It’s…


POWER Digest—October 2021

Vattenfall Inaugurates Scandinavia’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm. Vattenfall on Sept. 6 said it inaugurated the 604-MW Kriegers Flak facility, a new offshore wind farm that is located in the Baltic…


The BIG PICTURE: Battery Storage Expansion

The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) June 2021 electric generator inventory suggests 260 battery energy storage systems (BESSs) are now operational in the U.S., representing a total nameplate capacity of 2,673…


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