Tag: Gas

Engineering Group: American Gas Turbines Will Remain Relevant But Need Advancement

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 14:26:45 +0000

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Given current trends, the U.S. gas turbine industry is set to play a critically important role in power generation, aircraft propulsion, and the oil and gas industry “for decades to come,” but it could benefit from prioritized research and development (R&D) and technological leadership, a new publication from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and […]

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Dominion Latest to Set Net-Zero Carbon Goal

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:46:06 +0000

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Richmond, Virginia-based Dominion Energy has joined a growing list of power companies establishing net-zero emissions targets. The company, which has more than 7 million electricity and natural gas customers in 18 states, said it intends to reach its carbon dioxide and methane reduction goals by 2050. Under the net-zero framework, the company is committing to […]

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Nuclear a Major Focus in Trump’s Latest Budget Request—and 8 Other Takeaways

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:23:04 +0000

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Yucca Mountain, the 1987 Congressionally appointed deep geologic repository for spent nuclear fuel (SNF), may be officially dead; transmission assets held by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and three Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) will be put up for sale; and hundreds of millions of dollars in unobligated balances for flagship programs like the Advanced Research […]

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The POWER Interview: Exelon Discusses Digitalization

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 21:21:46 +0000

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Digitization in the power generation sector continues to expand. Its goal in simple terms—providing easy access to data for power plant operators and engineers, enabling the use of advanced analytics to improve equipment performance and efficiency—has resulted in reduced operating costs for utilities, and also has enhanced plant safety. POWER’s upcoming Connected Plant Conference, set […]

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Energy Northwest Study Makes a Case for SMRs in Future Power Mix

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2020 23:10:39 +0000

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Deep decarbonization of the U.S. Northwest can be achieved at “manageable” costs by 2045, but only if utility agency Energy Northwest secures zero-emitting firm capacity, such as by relicensing Columbia Generating Station—the sole nuclear plant in the region—and building small modular reactors (SMRs), a new study suggests. The study by San Francisco-based consulting group Energy […]

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California Official: Solar’s Future Bright, but Clouds Persist

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2020 21:37:12 +0000

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The technology behind solar power is changing rapidly. Researchers at the University of California-Davis say so-called “anti-solar” panels could even generate power at night. But even as solar deployments grow worldwide, more innovative solar products are launched, and more governments enact clean energy mandates, political headwinds threaten to slow the progress of the past few […]

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Public Safety Power Shutoffs: How Utilities Could Partner

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 08:06:14 +0000

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Catastrophic wildfires have devastated California in recent years. This article seeks to outline a plan wherein neighboring utilities can send energy to support a utility that has shut down critical paths during wildfire mitigation efforts. On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, the Camp Fire erupted 90 miles north of Sacramento, California (Figure 1). This fire […]

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Increasing Automation for Fossil Energy Plants

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 05:29:53 +0000

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An Electric Power Research Institute study has developed a systematic process for introducing sequence automation to fossil power plants. Researchers are now exploring its implementation in case studies. As

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