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O&M


Using Planning and Partnerships to Avoid Downtime
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The technology and materials within hydropower plants have advanced substantially over the last century. This has required plant owners and operators to take a more proactive approach to maintenance and…


Advanced Nuclear Reactor Designs to Get Digital Twins

Nine projects will get $27 million in federal funding to develop digital twin technology for promising advanced nuclear reactor designs—including Kairos, Xe-100, BWRX-300, and the SSR-W—and help achieve a ten-fold…


Keeping Track of O&M Costs and Processes in the Field
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Cost. The dirtiest word in clean energy—especially with operations and maintenance (O&M) costs set to rise globally to $17 billion in 2020 in the wind industry. Part of saving on…


Hydropower Bill Overwhelmingly Clears Senate, Heads to President’s Desk

The U.S. Senate has cleared a major water infrastructure bill that contains several provisions promoting hydropower development, sending it to the president’s desk. The Senate passed S. 3021, “America’s Water…


A Modern Gas Power Plant Thrives on Ancient Wisdom

Built and developed in accordance with the principles of vaastu shastra, the 1.5-GW “mega” gas power plant in India imbues positivity and proactivity into all aspects of plant operation. It has…