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Synchronous condensers finding a new purpose
23 May, 2019
The rise in renewables is creating a new need for the...
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The LNG virtual pipeline: getting natural gas to places other pipelines can’t reach 23 May, 2019 Where no gas pipeline or grid infrastructure exists the LNG virtual pipeline enables natural gas to be used as a primary fuel for power generation. In addition, an LNG virtual...

Berezovsky fire, 3 years on 17 May, 2019 More than three years on from the February 2016 fire in the boiler house of Berezovsky 3, Russia’s only 800 MW supercritical coal fired plant, Uniper and Unipro, its Russian...

Whatever became of the vertical axis wind turbine? 16 May, 2019 Alongside the story of today’s commercially successful, propeller-type, horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT), there is the lesser known story of the vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT)....

GTs in a decarbonised world 09 May, 2019 Faced with a stagnant market for new gas turbines, the recent European Turbine Network conference addressed a vital question – does the GT have any future in a decarbonised world?

Nemo is open for business 09 May, 2019 Nemo, the first interconnector between Belgium and the United Kingdom, has started commercial operations.

Arresting Eskom’s decline 26 April, 2019 So far the Medupi and Kusile coal megaprojects, each 6 x 800 MW, are not having their intended effect of adding much needed new generating capacity in South Africa. An 11...

Ørsted steers course towards 99% renewables by 2025 26 April, 2019 Ørsted has emerged as a world leader in offshore wind development, and is also proving highly profitable.

Additive manufacturing: there’s no going back 01 April, 2019 James Varley reports from a recent media event to mark the opening of the new Materials Solutions 3D printing factory in the UK, a major investment by Siemens in the industrialisation...

Diesel gensets on standby for MCPD 26 March, 2019 With the Medium Combustion Plant Directive driving ever lower emissions, engineering advances are being implemented in standby diesel engine technology to ensure it remains a...

Transition to ‘new energy’ – what role for gas engines? 03 March, 2019 A perspective from distributed power consultancy Delta Energy & Environment. By Dina Darshini and Silvestros Vlachopoulos. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Poyry at 60 provides a platform for debate 03 March, 2019 Decarbonisation was the topic in November, when Poyry invited industry members to ‘Carbon Clash’, an opportunity to meet and debate (and incidentally celebrate the company’s 60 years...

Global demand shifts to China and SE Asia 03 March, 2019 The International Energy Agency’s latest World Energy Outlook concludes that government policies will be the critical factor in determining the shape of energy sectors of the future....

Robotics redefine transformer inspection 03 March, 2019 Transformers are a key part of the power infrastructure but many of them are very old, the average age of US transformers is for example estimated to be about 40 years. Robotic...

Modern bioenergy: the overlooked giant of renewables 01 March, 2019 Modern bioenergy leads the growth of all renewables to 2023, according to the latest International Energy Agency industry forecast.

Compact mobile substation technology aids grid recovery 14 February, 2019 Rapid recovery is an increasingly important factor for grid operators. With new and advanced developments, like compact power electronics and resilience concepts, solutions are now...

I&C upgrade project ends in success at Loviisa 11 February, 2019 Four years after being awarded a contract by Fortum to upgrade safety-critical instrumentation and control (I&C) systems at the Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland, Rolls-Royce...

CCS revival, but will it be different this time? 04 February, 2019 Toby Lockwood, of the IEA Clean Coal Centre, was at the recent Edinburgh gathering bringing together anyone who’s anyone in the field of what used to be called CCS but now prefers to...

SmartBoiler(TM): how the Internet of Things can improve boiler operating performance 04 February, 2019 The Internet of Things is already changing the way the power industry does things, not least in the optimisation of boiler operation.

Feng 5E vision becomes concrete reality at Pingshan Phase 2 site 04 February, 2019 The double reheat ultrasupercritical Pingshan Phase 2 coal plant currently under construction in China will benefit from the full range of highly effective 5E coal plant...


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