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Monthly Issue | November 1, 2021

How an AP1000 Plant Is Changing the Nuclear Power Paradigm Through District Heating, Desalination

Already remarkable for being the world’s second Westinghouse AP1000 reactor plant to be brought online, Shandong Nuclear Power Co.’s Haiyang nuclear power plant is pioneering two significant aspects of nuclear…


A Newcomer to Nuclear Power, UAE Has Showcase Facility in Barakah

Creating a nuclear power program in a country that is new to the industry requires a lot of work, but it helps to have some experienced support. The United Arab…


Nuclear Power Foundation of China’s Future Generation

China has its sights set on being the world leader when it comes to nuclear power technology. The country has brought its first Hualong One—a third-generation pressurized water reactor—online at…


A New Frontier: Quantum Computing in the Power Sector

Digitalization, driven by big data, the industrial internet of things (IIOT), and even artificial intelligence (AI), has made its mark on the power industry, allowing for greater transparency into operations…


New Hydrogen Production Technology? It’s Bananas

The use of hydrogen continues to grow as a means of power generation, with companies introducing new technologies at a rapid pace across the globe. Ways2H is among the groups…


Can Nuclear Power Stay Relevant in a World Filled with Renewables?
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I have long been a supporter of nuclear power. I’ll admit I’m biased, having spent 13 years in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear power program and having worked for several more…


Canada Project Highlights Value of DERs

Groups involved in the energy market in Ontario, Canada, have joined in a pilot project to simulate a local distribution energy trading market platform, designed to demonstrate improved customer participation…


Ensuring Power Grid Health Through Better Asset Management

The power sector has been evolving for years and technology has been instrumental in the change. Today, asset performance management and predictive maintenance tools can help power companies avoid outages,…


How Different Power Grid Operators Are Approaching Renewable-Storage Hybrid Participation

Pairing renewable resources with energy storage systems makes a lot of sense. However, grid operators are still developing frameworks for handling these hybrid projects but they may need to be…


Development of a Digital Twin for the Atikokan Station

A digital twin designed for the Atikokan biomass power plant uses science-based Bayesian machine learning methods combined with surrogate models developed from a suite of validated, multi-physics simulations to optimize…


Combating Varnish in Turbines: A Two-Step Solution

As operational conditions continue to evolve and change with power generation, so does the degree of complexity within those systems, becoming a common pain point for plant managers that requires…


Standardized Documents and Solid Partners Make Financing Less Stressful for Project Developers

Many small- and medium-sized power projects are simply not large enough to gain the interest of highly sought-after institutional investors. The complexity and related costs of smaller projects means risks…


Hydropower: A Cost-Effective Source of Energy for Hydrogen Production

With more countries announcing net-zero plans for 2050 or sooner, hydrogen’s time has come to play a major and integrated role in our energy infrastructure. The energy industry has shown…


Five Challenges to Meeting Biden’s Ambitious Solar Energy Goals

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in September released a study detailing the significant role solar power could play in decarbonizing the nation’s power grid, and reducing the country’s reliance…


Rebuilding a Power Plant in Eight Months

Power stations work under a contract to deliver energy to the grid, which is dependent on a consistent supply to ensure the local population and businesses can have a reliable…


Pump Standards Key for Efficient Operations

It is in the interest of regulators, engineers, architects, and system owners to find the most efficient paths to pump system solutions, particularly in the power generation sector. The rising…


POWER Digest [November 2021]
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Siemens’ Turbine Set for New Greece Gas-Fired Plant. Siemens Energy in September announced it will supply its HL-class gas turbine technology to Greece for the first time, at a new…


Net-Zero Needs Nuclear: Why Following Science Is a Must to Meet Climate Targets

Arguing whether or not climate change is “a thing” seems like it’s (thankfully) in our past. Climate change is part of our lexicon and our everyday habits are positively changing…


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