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The POWER Interview: How Modern Control System Technology Is Changing Power Plant Operation

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 11:43:27 +0000

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Distributed control systems (DCSs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) have been commonplace in power plants for decades, but the technology has not been stagnant. Today’s systems are beginning to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to take plant control to a whole new level. To get an insider’s perspective on how these systems […]

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Siemens Details Spinoff of Energy Business

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 16:36:09 +0000

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The parent of Siemens Energy on May 26 provided details of the planned spinoff of the company’s energy business, saying 55% of Siemens Energy will be spun off to Siemens’ shareholders. The company said Siemens shareholders would automatically receive one share of Siemens Energy AG for every two shares they own of the parent, Siemens […]

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Thanks to Asia, Coal Is Still King Worldwide

Credit to Author: Mary Hutzler| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 16:35:06 +0000

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Despite the U.S. and Europe shuttering coal-fired power plants, coal remains a major fuel in global energy systems. In 2018, global coal demand rebounded and grew by 1.4% due to increased consumption in Asia, where coal consumption increased by 2.5%. This increased consumption was mainly from power generation, which reached an all-time high, increasing 3% […]

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Alliant Closing Coal Unit, Brings Gas Plant Online

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 17:32:06 +0000

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Wisconsin-based Alliant Energy on May 22 said it would retire the coal-fired Edgewater Generating Station in Sheboygan by year-end 2022, an announcement coming just one week after the utility said it had placed the new 730-MW West Riverside Energy Center, a natural gas-fired combined cycle plant in Beloit, into commercial operation. Alliant, which also has […]

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GenOn Will Close Three Coal-Fired Units

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 21 May 2020 16:28:05 +0000

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The Texas-based company that owns a coal-fired power plant in Maryland announced it will retire the facility’s three generating units, which have been in operation for about 60 years. GenOn Holdings said Units 1, 2, and 3 at its Dickerson Generating Station will be closed due to “unfavorable economic conditions and increased costs associated with […]

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Failed Michigan Dam Had Longstanding Spillway Deficiencies

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 21 May 2020 13:19:39 +0000

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The Edenville dam, which failed on March 19 flooding Midland, Michigan, and forcing as many as 10,000 residents to evacuate their homes, had its license revoked by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Sept. 10, 2018, due to a “longstanding failure to increase the project’s spillway capacity to safely pass flood flows,” among other […]

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Construction Halted on 1-GW Polish Coal Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 20 May 2020 20:03:51 +0000

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Polish energy companies Enea and Energa late on May 19 announced they were ending their involvement with construction of the Ostroleka C coal-fired power plant, after new co-owner PKN Orlen said it would not be involved in the project if it utilizes coal. PKN Orlen, a Poland state-owned energy company that recently acquired Energa, said […]

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Group Says It Will Launch World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 20 May 2020 17:07:33 +0000

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Global energy company SGH2, part of Washington, D.C.-based Solena Group, said it has a deal with Lancaster, California, to build what the company calls the world’s biggest green hydrogen production plant, set to be in full operation in early 2023. The company on May 20 said the plant will feature SGH2’s technology that uses recycled […]

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