Tag: power plants

Electric, Energy Consumption

Expansion Project Furthers Indonesia’s Increase in Power Generation

October 3, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Indonesia is among the world’s top exporters of thermal coal, but like many other countries has said it will phase out its own coal-fired power plants as part of a plan to make its power generation carbon-neutral. Indonesia, though—again like […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Power Plants Report Stellar Performance, but Retirements Could Limit Climate Benefits

July 27, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The world’s nuclear power plants generated a total of 2,653 TWh of energy in 2021, up 100 TWh from 2020. It was the third-highest total ever for global generation from nuclear, just 4 TWh short of the output in 2019 […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

US solar remains beset by underperformance issues as capex costs on the rise

June 14, 2022

Via: PV Resources

Utility-scale solar in the US remains plagued by underperformance issues as capex costs have risen for the “first time in decades”. That is the conclusion reached by insurance provider kWh Analytics within this year’s Solar Risk Assessment report, which has […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Advantages of Leak Detection Technology in Power Plants

June 9, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The first step to solving a problem is recognizing that one is present. An operations team cannot adequately put a sufficient maintenance plan in place if there is no awareness that maintenance is required. One particular area that used to […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

SOFARSOLAR putting power into the hands of consumers

April 25, 2022

Via: PV Resources

SOFARSOLAR has been dedicated to the development of power electronics products for many years, focusing on key areas of technology research and product development in the field of energy storage. These R&D efforts have focused on expanding the capabilities of […]

News and Policies, U.S.

EPA Proposes Tighter Controls on NOx Emissions from Power Plants, Industrial Sources

April 14, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A sweeping new proposed rule published in the Federal Register by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 6 establishes new nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions budgets that will require fossil fuel–fired power plants in 25 states to participate in an […]

Energy Consumption, Global

Duke Energy offers tools, tips to help customers manage energy use and bills during COVID-19 pandemic

July 16, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

As the streak of mid-90s temperatures continues in North Carolina and South Carolina, Duke Energy is providing free tools and tips to help customers save energy – and money – as the region’s heat wave lingers during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Return of Idaho Test Reactor rare win for U.S. Nuclear Energy

December 17, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Idaho (AP) — A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel […]

Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics, Nuclear

Billions At Stake: Should We Invest In Struggling Power Plants Or Communities Facing Closures?

August 23, 2018

Via: Forbes

FirstEnergy Solutions’ coal and nuclear power plants are facing serious economic challenges, along with the workers and communities that depend on them, and are hoping for a billion-dollar annual bailout from the Trump Administration. The company filed a deactivation notice […]

News and Policies, World

Uneconomic Coal Could Be Squeezed Out Of European Union Power Markets By 2030

June 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

Deteriorating economics and stronger climate policies are squeezing European Union coal generation like a vise grip, closing power plants and threatening huge stranded asset costs. The symbolic beginning of the end for EU coal generation came in April when the […]

Energy Economics

Tax Credits and Solar Tariffs Affect Timing of Projected Renewable Power Plant Deployment

May 18, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The timing and magnitude of adding wind- and solar-powered electricity generators to the U.S. grid are sensitive to federal policies, especially federal tax credits that are currently scheduled to expire or diminish by 2022. In addition to the Reference case […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, U.S.

Advocacy to Keep U.S. Nuclear Reactors Open Picks Up Steam

May 14, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The Partnership for Global Security (PGS) points out in a recent article that mainstream think tanks, and the news media, have identified how the closure of U.S. nuclear plants will make cutting carbon emissions more difficult. In a worst-case scenario, […]