Industrial Gas Turbine Demand Grows [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 13:05:36 +0000

When it comes to gas turbines, size matters. Although the market for large, heavy-duty gas turbines has been challenging in recent years, demand for industrial gas turbines—generally units with output ranging from about 5 MW to 100 MW—has been growing, according to Reed Lengel, product line manager for SCC-800 solutions with Siemens Energy. “When you […]

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Control Your Own Destiny with Combined Heat and Power Systems [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 09 May 2019 13:39:25 +0000

Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the concurrent production of electricity or mechanical power and useful thermal energy (heating and/or cooling) from a single source of energy. Although it may not be widely recognized outside of industrial, commercial, institutional, and utility circles, CHP has been providing highly efficient electricity and process […]

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THE BIG PICTURE: 30 Innovations Revolutionizing the Power Industry

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 04:00:44 +0000

Between 2005 and 2016, the global installed capacity of solar PV increased more than seven-fold, and the capacity of onshore wind increased nearly three-fold, and owing to plunging costs, variable renewable energy (VRE) capacity is set to expand dramatically, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). To accommodate soaring shares of VRE generation, innovations […]

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Certifying Precision Timing in the Smart Grid

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 04:00:38 +0000

Utilities deploying precise timing in their networks have an additional choice in evaluating solutions based on whether or not the devices are IEEE certified for compliance to the appropriate IEEE 1588 Power Profile. To reach this point, years of effort from the IEEE, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and […]

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Energy Storage Changes the Power Profile

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 00:00:00 +0000

The power grid is a pretty complex system. Electricity is generally produced on an as-needed basis. Generators ramp up and down based on demand. However, energy storage systems are beginning to change how

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FPL Will Build World’s Largest Battery Storage System

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2019 20:39:40 +0000

Florida Power and Light Co. (FPL) has been building new solar farms and bringing gigawatts of new natural gas-fired generation capacity online in recent years. Now the utility has announced what it calls the world’s largest solar-powered battery storage system. FPL on March 28 said the Manatee Energy Storage Center, a 409-MW/900-MWh battery storage facility, […]

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How a Major Resort Owner Manages Its Power [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:46:21 +0000

MGM Resorts International took a bold step in 2016 when it ended its energy-buying relationship with NV Energy and instead chose to purchase electricity from private providers. The company’s decision was driven by a desire to slash bills and boost renewables. Henry Shields, executive director of finance and analysis in the Corporate Sustainability division of […]

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POWER Notebook: ‘Coal on Way Out’, Theme Parks Embrace Renewables

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2019 16:13:55 +0000

The chief executive of Vistra Energy Corp. last week said coal is not likely to regain market share in the U.S. power market. Curtis Morgan, in a panel discussion March 14 at the CERAWeek event in Houston, Texas, said “coal is on its way out. More and more plants are being retired.” It’s not the […]

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APS Will Add 850 MW of Battery Storage to Solar Plants

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:05:06 +0000

Arizona’s largest utility wants to support its renewable power portfolio by adding as much as 850 MW of battery storage capacity to its solar power plants by 2025. Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) made the announcement February 21. Don Brandt, the utility’s chairman and CEO, in a statement said, “Arizona is already a national leader […]

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Prepare for More Distributed Energy Resources [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 23:38:36 +0000

Paul DeCotis, senior director in West Monroe Partners’ Energy and Utilities practice, was a guest on The POWER Podcast. West Monroe, in partnership with Greentech Media, conducted a survey of more than 1,700 utility customers, 140 utility executives and managers, and more than two dozen regulators in major markets across North America. Its findings were […]

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