POWER Icons: The Adventures of Marmaduke and Marnie Surfaceblow

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 17:20:43 +0000

Long-time POWER readers may remember Marmaduke Surfaceblow, a fictional character whose engineering escapades were brilliantly portrayed in hundreds of stories published within POWER magazine’s pages over more than 30 years beginning in 1948. Today, the story continues through Marmy’s granddaughter, Marnie, who is an engineering wiz in her own right. Marmaduke Surfaceblow was a crusty […]

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Pioneering U.S. Wave Energy Power Plant Unveiled

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2023 18:09:09 +0000

One of the first U.S.-based wave energy power plants is set to be deployed at AltaSea’s 35-acre campus located at the Port of Los Angeles. Israeli firm Eco Wave Power, which unveiled the project on Jan. 12, said the AltaSea pilot would help the company make inroads in the U.S. Eco Wave’s onshore wave energy […]

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Enhancing and Hardening the U.S. Power Grid

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2023 05:15:07 +0000

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It’s no secret that the U.S. power grid needs some work. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), nearly 70% of the nation’s grid is more than 25 years old. The DOE says the U.S. needs to expand

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Enhancing and Hardening the U.S. Power Grid

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2023 05:15:07 +0000

Transmission-distribution-T&D-power-grid-infrastructure

It’s no secret that the U.S. power grid needs some work. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), nearly 70% of the nation’s grid is more than 25 years old. The DOE says the U.S. needs to expand

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Being Pro-Nuclear Won’t Be Enough—Here’s Why

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2023 05:14:19 +0000

Nuclear energy—not just nuclear power—is seeing a burst of innovation unlike anything seen since the 1950s. While the strong momentum for the dispatchable zero-carbon energy source is promising, prominent pitfalls threaten necessary progress.

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Updates on Five Big Nuclear Energy Developments POWER Was Watching in 2022

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 19:16:48 +0000

In January 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) published a list of five nuclear energy stories to watch in 2022. Here’s an update on the items the NE felt were important for industry insiders to keep an eye on. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law The DOE noted in the January […]

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Increasing Energy Security: Optimizing Today’s Energy Operations and Investing in Renewables for the Future

Credit to Author: Bryan Davies| Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 11:15:36 +0000

Countries’ timelines to becoming energy secure and reaching net-zero targets have shortened. Major contributing factors include COVID-19’s impact on supply chains and the war in Ukraine. Alongside this are external influences such as COP27, or the landmark U.S. Climate Bill, which will direct almost $370 billion toward rapidly scaling renewable energy production and reducing emissions. Already, intergovernmental […]

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Hybrids Combine Technologies to Enhance Electricity Production

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 05:16:00 +0000

Solar + wind, solar + storage, wind + storage—even fossil fuels combined with renewable energy—are supporting the growth of hybrid power plants that are breaking the norms of traditional power generation

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How Monitoring and Diagnostics Centers Benefit the Power Industry

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 05:11:00 +0000

GE has been operating a monitoring and diagnostics center for the power generation sector for more than 25 years. From modest beginnings, the facility now monitors about 1,000 power plants around the world

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How NRIC Is Helping Advance Technology for the Nuclear Power Industry

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 21:44:34 +0000

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The National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) is a national Department of Energy (DOE) program led by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) that allows collaborators to harness the world-class capabilities of the U.S. National Laboratory System. NRIC supports the construction and demonstration of advanced reactor systems through a suite of services and capabilities. “Our vision is […]

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