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Monthly Issue | September 1, 2020

Floating Platforms Are an Offshore Wind Gamechanger
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WindFloat Atlantic consists of three 8.4-MW wind turbines installed about 20 kilometers off the coast of Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Although its size is modest compared to other operating offshore…


Developing a Solution for Utility-Scale Storage

LOLS10在线直播下注 A Canadian company is using its proprietary technology, known as A-CAES, to provide a long-duration, cost-effective way for energy storage to provide power for hours at a time. Long-duration energy…


Award-Winning Hydropower Project Helps Electrify Ethiopia
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LOLS10在线直播下注 The government of Ethiopia has set a goal of providing access to electricity to all its citizens by 2025. It still has a long way to go, but projects such…


WindGas Falkenhagen: Pioneering Green Gas Production

Uniper’s Falkenhagen site in Germany hosted two major pilots to produce “green” hydrogen and methane from wind power, opening up prospects for lucrative new revenue streams from decarbonized assets that…


Turning a Brownfield into a Brightfield

LOLS10在线直播下注 A solar array in Indiana is a model project for renewable energy development, with the site providing clean energy at what was once a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.…


Delingha: A Leap for Molten Salt Tower CSP Technology

The 50-MW Delingha concentrated solar power tower plant located on the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau in China was developed, built, and continues to be refined by a company dedicated to solar…


Supercritical CO2 Pilot Power Plant Gearing Up for 2021 Demonstration

LOLS10在线直播下注 Construction of the 10-MW Supercritical Transformational Electric Power (STEP) pilot plant in San Antonio, Texas, is inching along, and developers in July announced that the building to house the innovative…


Benefits of Reciprocating Engines in Power Generation
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LOLS10在线直播下注 Many experts believe power plants constructed with reciprocating engines are the ideal complement to intermittent renewables. Recip plants are extremely flexible. Facilities can be sized for almost any use case;…


Age-Old Problem in Search of a Solution

Industry experts agree that deep geological repositories are needed for long-term storage of spent reactor fuel. They’re also digging for alternative methods. The U.S. Department of Energy earlier this year…


Vietnam Wants More Generation Capacity, Less Reliance on Coal

Vietnamese officials earlier this year said they want the country to more than double its power generation capacity by 2030, to as much as 130 GW from the current capacity…


Big Oil Makes Concerted Push into Power

BP made headlines in early August when it announced it wants to develop about 50 GW of net renewable generating capacity by 2030—a 20-fold increase from the 2.5 GW deployed…


THE BIG PICTURE (Infographic): Hybrid Power
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At the end of 2019, 125 projects larger than 1 MW were co-located with other generators or storage at a single point of interconnection across the U.S., according to a…


Is LCOE the Best Metric for Choosing New Power Resources?
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LOLS10在线直播下注 Costs for wind and solar power systems have been declining for years thanks to technology improvements, economies of scale, and fierce competition in auctions. In the second half of 2019,…


Energy Storage: America’s New R&D Priority to Secure the Grid
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LOLS10在线直播下注 The U.S. Department of Energy has made the research and development (R&D) of long-duration energy storage at fossil fuel generating stations a priority to keep reliable and affordable supplies of…


Putting Idle Turbine Generators to Work
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LOLS10在线直播下注 As more wind and solar generation is added to the power grid and large coal and nuclear plants are retired, a reduction in reactive power is becoming a concern. Underutilized…


Geothermal Project Powers Airport Expansion

LOLS10在线直播下注 Vancouver International Airport is the largest facility in British Columbia and requires a lot of heating and cooling. Those needs will be increased by a $300 million expansion designed to…


Utilities Forecasting with AMI Amid COVID-19

LOLS10在线直播下注 COVID-19 has caused a dramatic shift in the consumption of electricity across the U.S. Stay-at-home mandates have forced millions of businesses to close or shutter their offices and storefronts, dramatically…


Fixed-Volume Hedges Help Bring Revenue Certainty

LOLS10在线直播下注 With a lack of attractive solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) available in the market, project owners have been seeking alternative arrangements to secure long-term revenue certainty. One alternative is a…


POWER Digest [September 2020]

Milestone for First 700-MW Domestically Built Indian Nuclear Reactor. Unit 3 of the Kakrapar nuclear power plant in the Indian state of Gujarat—an indigenously designed 700-MW pressurized heavy water reactor…


How COVID-19 Crisis Response Informs Next Steps for Climate Mitigation

LOLS10在线直播下注 COMMENTARY When the pandemic hit New York state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo began holding daily media briefings to provide updates and reassurances—and most days, he would challenge New Yorkers to learn…


Equipment Showcase: Turbomachinery

Turbines—whether powered by steam, water, natural gas, or some other fluid—are vital to the generation of electricity. Many companies in the power industry are focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing…


Technology in Construction: Matching Solutions to Specific Challenges
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This is the last of a three-part series on technology in construction. In the May issue, Part I focused on predicting and adapting to change. Part II—in the July issue—examined…


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