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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,…


The Benefits of Synthetic Greases: Improved Efficiency, Reduced Maintenance

The optimal grease to use in power plant equipment is rarely contemplated by people other than truly dedicated operations and maintenance managers, and the workers on their teams who feel…


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,…


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…