Solar-For-Coal Swaps Could Turbocharge Clean Energy Revolution (#CleanTechnica Interview)

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Sun, 09 Aug 2020 16:36:48 +0000

clean energy renewable solar for coalThe clean energy revolution could pick up the pace if an innovative deal called “solar-for-coal swap” catches on

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India To Blend Power From Coal With Solar & Wind Power To Deliver Stable Output

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:39:21 +0000

wind turbinesIndia’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has issued guidelines for round-the-clock supply of electricity by bundling solar and thermal power.  This type of bundling renewable energy with the thermal is first-of-a-kind in the world wherein consistent power to the grid is ensured without worrying about grid stability issues. 

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PSEG to Return to Regulation, Will Divest 6.7-GW Fossil, Solar Fleet

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:03:44 +0000

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Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), New Jersey’s giant utility, has become the latest major U.S. power company to seek an exit from the competitive generation business.  In a statement attached to the company’s second-quarter 2020 earnings results released on July 31, Ralph Izzo, PSEG chairman, president, and CEO, said the company is “exploring strategic alternatives” […]

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COVID-19 Bankrupts 19 Energy (Oil & Gas) Companies

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:10:23 +0000

Clouds of smoke and fire emerge during a controlled burn in an effort to clean up oil in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Justin Stumberg/U.S. NavySeveral energy companies have filed for bankruptcy this year, citing the coronavirus pandemic and all that resulted as the cause. The U.S. has had its lowest energy consumption in 30 years this past spring, according to federal officials

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EIA Details Impact of Coal-to-Gas Switching

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 19:22:44 +0000

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U.S. utilities have made a significant move away from coal-fired power generation in the past decade, evidenced by a continuing stream of announced coal plant retirements. That transition has been partly driven by new generation from renewable resources, such as wind and solar power. New data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released August 5, […]

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Watching The Baseload Paradigm Fail

Credit to Author: George Harvey| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:50:20 +0000

Because of the nature of baseload power plants, only supplying enough to cover the base load, other plants have to be put online to cover any demand above the base load. These include load-following plants, which are more costly to run. In the old days, many of these ran on oil. Nowadays, the fuel of choice is natural gas, though the design of the plant is a different from that of a gas-fired baseload plant

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Xuzhou 3 Shows the Future of Subcritical Coal Power Is Sublime

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:10:00 +0000

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A remarkable retrofit at Xuzhou Unit 3 boosted the 320-MW subcritical coal unit’s efficiency to beyond 43.56%—higher than all existing Chinese supercritical units, and even many ultrasupercritical units

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Efficiency a Priority at Caofeidian Coal Power Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:09:00 +0000

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Coal power may be struggling in some parts of the world, but it’s doing just fine in China. New plants are coming online featuring state-of-the-art technology. Two ultrasupercritical units added at the

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Digitization Drives Efficiency at Turkish Coal Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:08:00 +0000

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The CENAL TES, or Karabiga, power plant in Turkey is a model for the use of high-performance technology and digital software to power an ultrasupercritical coal-fired facility. Coal continues to be the primary

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Khargone: India’s High Efficiency Leap

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:07:00 +0000

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Indian power giant NTPC commissioned the second unit of the vast 1,320-MW Khargone Super Thermal Power Project in Madhya Pradesh this March, completing its first ultrasupercritical power plant. The project’s

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