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Repurposing fossil power plant sites for energy storage
11 August, 2022
Five Illinois coal plants that are currently closed or in the process...
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World firsts at Kaskasi 10 August, 2022 Among innovations at RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm in the German North Sea is the installation of collars designed to improve the structural integrity of monopile foundations.

Denmark’s North Sea Energy Island: expanding team aims to move the project forward 04 August, 2022 GlobalConnect and Arup have now joined the North Sea Energy Island development team, alongside Ørsted + ATP.

Embracing advanced technology in Asia 03 August, 2022 H and J class combined cycle project updates from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and China.

ZSW shifts focus to PV tandems 27 July, 2022 ZSW (Zentrum für Sonnenenergie-und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg) says it is going to fast track ‘tandem’ solar technologies – which combine cells of different materials –...

Floating turbines 22 July, 2022 Preparing for take-off in Europe?

Fluence projects stack up worldwide 19 July, 2022 Recent Fluence projects include battery systems for Broken Hill in Australia (with advanced grid forming capabilities), for a substation in Taiwan and a community wind farm in Ireland.

Expanding applications in geothermal power and LNG regasification 15 July, 2022 An EXERGY perspective

Saft batteries will help coal phase-out in the far north 13 July, 2022 Saft, a subsidiary of TotalEnergies, has won a turnkey contract to provide an energy storage system for one of the world’s most northerly permanent settlements, Longyearbyen in...

Renewables + flexible gas: a winning strategy for Africa that can save billions 07 July, 2022 With the help of gas fuelled piston engines, to address intermittency issues, Africa can adopt renewable energy on a massive scale and save itself billions along the way. By Kenneth Engblom

Looking to longer time horizons in the UK 05 July, 2022 Short-duration storage in the form of batteries has been an investment focus in GB in the last few years. Now attention is turning to storage on other timescales and the role of...

Making “serious progress”, but coal still dominates 30 June, 2022 Poland is the subject of the International Energy Agency’s latest policy review

How solar resource variability affects asset performance 29 June, 2022 Ten-year analysis of solar resource variability across key global markets highlights significant deviations from long-term averages

SF6: preparing for tighter regulations worldwide 23 June, 2022 As anticipated, the regulations governing SF6 use are growing ever more stringent, and switchgear manufacturers and system operators are responding.

Meeting new limits at Indian coal plants 22 June, 2022 India’s journey to ensure cleaner power for its growing needs entails a complex balancing act, recognising the existing role of coal-based power while addressing its...

UK–German link progresses 16 June, 2022 NeuConnect, the planned HVDC link between Germany and the UK – two of Europe’s largest energy markets – continues to progress, with start of construction expected later this year,...

Whatever became of the PBMR? 15 June, 2022 It’s alive and well and living in the USA, where about a dozen South African nuclear engineers and scientists who were involved with South Africa’s abandoned Pebble Bed Modular...

Milestones for green hydrogen in the USA 10 June, 2022 Recent key hydrogen developments in the USA include a conditional $504.4 million commitment from the US DOE in support of the ACES project, described as “the world’s largest...

The power of the Dual Fluid principle 09 June, 2022 High efficiency is a key differentiator of the new nuclear power technology being developed by Dual Fluid. Instead of fuel rods, a Dual Fluid reactor (right) contains two...

Rentech HRSGs selected for Ford’s new CHP plant 27 May, 2022 Ford is in the midst of a massive renovation and upgrade project at its Dearborn, Michigan campus. The 10-year transformation initiative targets a reduction in annual energy...


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