Next-Generation HRSGs Start Fast and Reduce Emissions

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 12:11:51 +0000

Today’s heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) are suffering reliability problems, mainly because they’re being operated in the cycling mode instead of the baseload mode for which they were designed. The good news is HRSG suppliers are adapting to the market demands and are designing the next generation of HRSGs to have cycling-friendly—also called fast-start—features. One […]

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RWE Will Close Wales Plant, Leaving UK With Four Operating Coal Units

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 16:32:34 +0000

German utility RWE on August 1 announced it will close its last coal-fired power plant in the UK. The closure of the Aberthaw B power station in south Wales, scheduled by the end of March 2020, means just four coal plants will be operating in the UK. The plant originally was scheduled to be shuttered […]

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THE BIG PICTURE: A Spotlight on Oil-Fired Power

Credit to Author: Tracey Lilly| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 04:00:45 +0000

Discussions about fossil-fueled power capacity are typically centered on coal and natural gas. The former is seeing a marked decline amid climate concerns, and the latter is seeing unprecedented growth, owing to relatively low prices. Seemingly forgotten, but still a major source of power, are plants fired with petroleum liquids. In 2017, according to the […]

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How Nuclear Hybrids Could Redefine the Industry’s Future

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000

The world’s nuclear sector is struggling to stay economically afloat amid a deluge of renewables and natural gas power, and reinvigorating it will require operational flexibility from new or existing

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Volcanic Rock Offers New Take on Energy Storage

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), known for its wind turbines used in both large onshore and offshore projects, in June began operation of an electric thermal energy storage (ETES) system in Germany

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POWER Digest [August 2019]

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000

VW Chooses MHPS to Modernize Cogen Plant. Volkswagen AG (VW) in early July said it chose Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe (MHPS Europe) to build a gas-and-steam power plant in Wolfsburg, as part of the

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Novel Nuclear Wastewater Treatment Ready for Market

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000

An innovative nuclear wastewater treatment approach that could provide a cost-effective alternative to fixed-column ion-exchange plants is poised to enter the nuclear market. Atkins, a company that

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Positive Developments for Small Modular Reactors

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 21:05:47 +0000

NuScale Power, Rolls-Royce, and China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC)—three companies working on different small modular reactor (SMR) technology—recently announced positive developments for their respective designs. NRC Makes Progress on NuScale Design Review Portland, Oregon-based NuScale said on July 22 that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) completed the second and third phases of its SMR […]

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BHP, Mitsubishi Partner on Emissions Reduction Technologies

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 17:04:45 +0000

BHP and Mitsubishi Development Pty (MDP) in late June signed a memorandum of understanding for joint research, development, and deployment of greenhouse gas emissions reduction technologies in several countries, including projects with battery storage, solar, and carbon capture and storage (CCS). The agreement, signed in Tokyo, Japan, on June 20, also calls for research into […]

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TEPCO Says it Will Decommission Second Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 22:59:25 +0000

Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) on July 24 said it will decommission its Fukushima Daini nuclear station. The plant is located just south of the larger Fukushima Daiichi plant, site of a meltdown in March 2011 after an earthquake and tsunami heavily damaged the Daiichi facility. The four reactors at Daini automatically shut down after the […]

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