Chile Presents a Coal Exit Plan

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Chile, a country that relied on coal for about two-fifths of its power generation in 2016, in June announced it would mothball eight coal plants, totaling 23 GW, of its existing 28-plant coal fleet over the

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Japan Will Explore New Avenues for Energy Self-Sufficiency

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Japan’s government this June adopted a new energy white paper that suggests the country must rely on a larger share of nuclear and renewables to slash its carbon emissions and meet its target of a 26%

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Ultrasonic Testing for the Power Generation Industry

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Ultrasonic nondestructive testing, also known as ultrasonic NDT or simply UT, is a method of characterizing the thickness or internal structure of a test piece using high-frequency sound waves. The

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PVD Coatings Extend Life of Gas and Steam Turbine Components

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Industrial gas turbine (IGT) manufacturers and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) personnel are continually seeking new ways to improve the performance and longevity of critical components. High-value

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China promises to ease foreign access to gas, call centers

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2019 09:37:46 +0000

BEIJING – China promised Sunday to allow more foreign ownership of gas pipelines, call centers and some other businesses in the latest of a series of market-opening measures.

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Wheeler: Keeping U.S. Coal Sector Alive Will Benefit ‘International Environmental Protection’

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:36:14 +0000

Coal power, which has seen a marked decline in the U.S., is necessary for reliability and energy affordability, and sustaining it could boost pollution technology exports and “improve lives while driving down emissions worldwide,” said Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler in a speech last week. Wheeler made the remarks at a 90-minute event […]

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How to Monitor and Predict Operational Performance with Digital Analytics [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 21:33:48 +0000

Power plants are capturing operational data in ever-increasing amounts. However, analyzing all the data can be challenging. A number of tools are available that can help. In this episode of The POWER Podcast, two experts from one technology provider explain how big data can be analyzed to identify trends and create actionable information to solve […]

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Rhode Island Rejects Burrillville Gas-Fired Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:39:58 +0000

A proposed 900-MW gas-fired power plant was rejected by Rhode Island regulators on June 20, leaving project developer Invenergy pondering its options for the planned facility in Burrillville. Rhode Island’s Energy Facility Siting Board, after a daylong hearing in Warwick, said the plant is not needed. Chicago, Illinois–based Invenergy can appeal the decision to the […]

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Apagón: A Blackout Sweeps South America

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:33:26 +0000

Authorities have initiated a far-reaching investigation into an unprecedented blackout that on June 16 hit a wide swath of South America—most of Argentina and Uruguay, and parts of Paraguay—affecting tens of millions of people.  The massive blackout—apagón—is thought to have originated in a disturbance that affected two high-voltage lines, Colonia Elia Y Mercedes and Colonia […]

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Power Plant Emissions Down Substantially in U.S. Since 1990

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:21:45 +0000

Power plant SO2 and NOx emissions have decreased 92% and 84%, respectively, since Congress passed major amendments to the Clean Air Act in 1990. Meanwhile, mercury air emissions from power plants have decreased 90% since 2000, as federal limits on mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal-fired power plants went into effect in 2015. […]

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