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MAN ES to deliver back-up power to support UK grid
26 March, 2020
MAN Energy Solutions has won orders from Statera Energy, the...
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Coal fuelled recips revisited 26 March, 2020 Under a research project being carried out by Nexant and Bechtel, with funding from the US Department of Energy, an innovative concept for using coal slurry as fuel for piston engines...

Saft to build the largest Li-ion ESS in the Nordic zone 19 March, 2020 Saft, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Total, has won an order for three Intensium Max 20 High Energy containers from TuuliWatti, the Finnish wind developer and operator. The...

Future proofing CHP units at Backnang-Neuschöntal 18 March, 2020 Two new gas engine based CHP units are now in operation at the Backnang-Neuschöntal site of the Rems-Murr municipal waste management company, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, resulting...

A new benchmark for gas engine CHP flexibility 11 March, 2020 German municipal utility, Stadtwerke Kiel, has inaugurated its coastal power plant, Küstenkraftwerk – also sometimes called K.I.E.L. (Kiels Intelligente Energie Lösung...

Making the case for aeroderivatives 11 March, 2020 A recent white paper* from GE sets out the advantages of aeroderivative gas turbines relative to reciprocating engines**.

Leveraging the IIOT to improve O&M at Indian coal fired plants 04 March, 2020 The Industrial Internet of Things can help address some of the serious challenges currently being faced by India’s fleet of operating coal plants.

Lights, camera, action plan 03 March, 2020 UK regulator Ofgem has been accused of not doing enough to promote a whole-system action plan to bring about the necessary changes in the UK system. The recently published...

Membranes on the move for chemical-free degassing 03 March, 2020 The range of mobile water treatment services available to power plants has steadily widened over the years to including membrane degassing units, which avoid the need to use...

DSOs and communities: the next disruptors? 27 February, 2020 The power sector is undergoing major disruption with the rise of distributed energy resources, and a new trend that is seeing them increasingly managed within local energy...

First long-duration storage system for the USA 26 February, 2020 In December Highview Power and Encore Renewable Energy announced plans to develop the first liquid air energy storage system in the United States.

Transmission flow control gets smarter 25 February, 2020 ‘Smarter’ network flow control will allow National Grid to release 1.5 GW of existing line capacity across three network boundaries.

Getting green hydrogen production into deep water: the Dolphyn project 19 February, 2020 Initial engineering work has now been completed for the Dolphyn project, which plans to combine green hydrogen production with floating wind turbines.

Polish demo for Japanese grid protection scheme 19 February, 2020 Hitachi’s automated grid protection demonstration aims to support Poland’s aspirations for major renewables expansion.

Beyond cables 19 February, 2020 Nexans, in partnership with start-up Cosmo Tech, is offering a new network asset management service, using the “digital twin” concept.

GE synchronous condensers – 100 years on 12 February, 2020 Synchronous condensers, with their ability to provide grid stabilising inertia, are making a comeback.

Predicting substation failures by means of thermal imaging 12 February, 2020 The infrastructure of most of the world’s grid systems is under increasing risk of blackout or brownout failure because of system ageing and the lack of monitoring equipment to flag...

The 3.1 GW East Anglia Hub project 12 February, 2020 ScottishPower Renewables is proposing to construct its three planned offshore windfarms off East Anglia, UK, as a new ‘East Anglia Hub’.

Big Bend in Tampa Electric’s road to decarbonisation 06 February, 2020 Following conversion of Tampa Electric’s Big Bend coal plant to gas combined cycle, more of its power will come from solar PV than coal.

New gas engine improves efficiency by 20% 05 February, 2020 MAN Energy Solutions has commissioned a new CHP plant, in the German city Schwäbisch Hall, that is based on its high efficiency 12V35/44G TS gas fired reciprocating engine.


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