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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POWER Digest [June 2019]

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Ansaldo Leads Research Initiative for Low-NOx High-Hydrogen Retrofit Solution. The Dutch government has awarded six partners—Ansaldo Thomassen, Delft University of Technology, OPRA Turbines, Vattenfall

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The POWER Interview: GE Unleashing a Hydrogen Gas Power Future

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 22:04:11 +0000

Since the 1940s, when General Electric (GE), launched its gas turbine operations, the company has pioneered and commercialized a lengthy list of gas turbine technologies, large and small. As the decarbonization movement gains pace and more renewables flood the landscape, the company’s gas turbines have taken on new crucial roles to provide dispatchability and flexibility. […]

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MHPS, Magnum Will Build 1-GW Renewable Energy Storage Facility in Utah

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 15:02:47 +0000

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Magnum Development, the owner of a large and geographically rare underground salt dome in Utah, have teamed to develop a massive project that could store up 1,000 MW of renewable energy year-round and provide it to variability-challenged Western power markets.  The companies this week signed a memorandum of understanding […]

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ENGIE to Exit 20 Countries, Refine Transition Growth Strategy 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:48:51 +0000

Multinational power and gas giant ENGIE, which embarked on an aggressive transition toward zero-carbon three years ago, saw tempered revenue growth over 2018, owing in part to its disposal of thermal generation businesses in the UK and Poland, and the 1-GW Loy Yang B coal-fired power plant in Australia. ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher, who outlined […]

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Japanese Conglomerates Rejigger Power Sector Strategies

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:30:56 +0000

Hitachi and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), two giant Japanese companies with substantial stakes in the world’s power sector, are separately rethinking future business directions as sizable disruptions shake up prospects for traditional market growth. In recent months, Hitachi refined its business model to prepare it for explosive demand in  digitalization solutions, focusing heavily on grid […]

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Hydrogen Energy Gains Steam

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 05:00:21 +0000

Interest in hydrogen-powered fuel cells for transportation and machinery applications appears to have kicked up of late, with several companies announcing major developments. Hydrogen Batteries for Spanish Port. The Port of Valencia in Spain in January said it is readying to implement a planned €4 million pilot project to power container-manipulating machinery with hydrogen batteries. The […]

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Natural Gas and Renewable Energy to Continue Leading the Market

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

Cheap natural gas and social pressure to reduce carbon emissions give gas-fired power plants and renewable energy resources a competitive advantage over traditional coal and nuclear generation. Energy storage

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Demonstration Advances to Produce Hydrogen Using Molten Salt Reactor Nuclear Technology

Terrestrial Energy USA, a company that is developing a fourth-generation molten salt nuclear reactor, has joined forces with Southern Co. and several U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national labs, in a research and development (R&D) project that seeks to pin down whether its reactor technology can produce hydrogen efficiently using nuclear heat and power.  The […]

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Fusion Power: Watching, Waiting, as Research Continues

Cheap and abundant electric power from nuclear fusion—power “too cheap to meter”—has been a dream for more than a half-century. But as time passes, practical fusion appears to be moving further into

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