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Combined Cycle Plants: Know Your Limitations and Keep Your Plant Both Online and Operating Efficiently

Steadily increasing demands leading to excessive cycling and starts/stops can cause heat rate loss, poor unit performance, and increased plant outages. See as Marnie and Maya demonstrate that even relatively…


GE Debuts First 7HA.03 Gas Turbines at 1.3-GW Plant in Florida

The first two GE 7HA.03 machines—the largest 60-Hz heavy-duty gas turbines in the world and the most efficient in GE’s fleet—are now operational at Florida Power & Light’s (FPL’s) newly…


The Vital Link: How HVDC Is Modernizing the Grid

Significant advances in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission are in step with rapid changes to energy systems worldwide. Shortly after POWER magazine began publication in 1882, the competitive technology battle…


New Year's Resolutions: 10 Ways to Improve Coal Power Plant Operations
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The new year is obviously a time when many people reflect on the past and make resolutions for the future. Surveys have shown that exercising more, improving one’s diet, losing…


Utilities and Industry Continue Learnings Around Benefits of Heat Rate Improvement
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For more than three decades, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has led the power industry in developing, advancing, and demonstrating cost-effective heat rate improvements via new technologies, hardware, software,…