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Implications for new energy
27 May, 2020
An accelerated energy transition could result from this time of crisis.
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Fleet efficiency: improving but could be much better 26 May, 2020 A new report from the IEA Clean Coal Centre by Dr Qian Zhu (Historic efficiency improvement of the coal power fleet, CCC/300) looks at efficiency improvement trends for the coal...

Modernising Mochovce 19 May, 2020 Pilsen based Doosan Škoda Power has won a contract to modernise the two turbine sets of Mochovce unit 1. Combined, Mochovce 1 and 2 – Russian designed VVER-440 pressurised water...

Small and micro 19 May, 2020 The potential benefits of small and micro nuclear power plants continue to attract increasing attention worldwide.

Bringing forward the energy transition by a decade, Wärtsilä estimates 19 May, 2020 Coal based power generation has fallen by over 25.5% across the EU+UK in the first three months of 2020, compared to 2019, as a result of the response to Covid-19, with...

Converting mobile GT gensets to synchronous condensers 12 May, 2020 A new white paper from APR Energy considers reactive power and the benefits of reconfiguring mobile gas turbine gensets as synchronous condensers.

A huge opportunity for renewables and natural gas 07 May, 2020 A recent report* from the International Energy Agency, Africa Energy Outlook 2019, provides in-depth analysis with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

Clir hits 6 GW milestone 07 May, 2020 Wind farm optimisation and monitoring firm reports significant growth across 2019, “onboarding a number of key global asset owners as investor focus moves to performance and...

Made in Switzerland, by robots 06 May, 2020 The semiconductor modules that the energy transition depends on.

The search for stability 01 May, 2020 As “conventional” power generation declines, additional measures are needed to ensure the stability of the grid.

Vietnam looks to its next master plan 29 April, 2020 With the Vietnamese government in the process of formulating its Power Development Master Plan VIII (2021-30), due for completion in June 2020, the influential Vietnam Business...

Why the typical LTSA is inadequate for modern GTs 28 April, 2020 The compressor technology employed in modern heavy duty gas turbines, with, for example, reduced number of stages, thin 3D airfoils, and super-polished coatings, achieves very high...

Protecting the USA’s four wire distribution system 22 April, 2020 Electrical switchgear engineering firm NOJA Power reports successful installations and service performance of its Single Triple OSM Recloser in over ten US states.

Developing a real-time market 17 April, 2020 VTT and the University of Vaasa, Finland, are collaborating on the development of a new real-time marketplace, Fleximar, for demand-side management of electricity.

Hydrogen, the burning issue for OEMs 14 April, 2020 A new report from the European Turbine Network (ETN Global), Hydrogen gas turbines – the path towards a zero-carbon gas turbine...

Eco Wave Power: can they succeed where others failed? 07 April, 2020 By locating power plants onshore/nearshore – rather than offshore – and making use of existing structures such as breakwaters and jetties, Eco Wave Power believes it can overcome...

Why it is a necessity 02 April, 2020 CCUS in the EU, a new position paper from Energy Technologies Europe (formerly EPPSA (European Power Plant Suppliers Association) but now describing itself as representing “providers...

Their enduring popularity 01 April, 2020

The UK’s capacity market has returned this year, following its lengthy suspension while the European Commission investigated a legal challenge from Tempus Energy. Although...

MAN ES to deliver back-up power to support UK grid 26 March, 2020 MAN Energy Solutions has won orders from Statera Energy, the UK-based flexible energy company, for the supply of 8 × MAN 20V35/44G TS engines for two 50 MW power plants.

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...


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