Financially Flailing Eskom Scrambles to Complete Defect-Ridden Coal Plants

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:53:46 +0000

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South Africa’s state-owned utility Eskom was forced to slash 2,000 MW on a rotational basis nationwide on Oct. 16 and Oct. 17. The newest round of power cuts—the first in nearly seven months—highlight the state-owned utility’s scramble to avert financial disaster stemming in part from the fast-tracked construction of two 4.8-GW coal-fired power plants: Medupi […]

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Small Modular Reactors Have High-Level Support

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:03:58 +0000

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry is headed to Brussels, Belgium, to promote small modular reactor (SMR) concepts to European Union (EU) prospects. Perry will be a featured speaker during the “1st U.S.-EU High-Level Industrial Forum on Small Modular Reactors,” which will be held Oct. 21. “The U.S. and the EU share a […]

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Buffett Still Banking on Energy—BHE Announces Canadian Wind Farm

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:25:06 +0000

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The evolving landscape of power includes not only new types of generation, but also involves new investors, including some of the most well-known names in global business. Bill Gates, who co-founded Microsoft with the late Paul Allen, formed Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) in 2016, a group that supports battery energy storage, nuclear power innovation, geothermal, […]

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Uptake of GE’s Biggest Wind Turbines Gain Traction

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:33:55 +0000

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GE Renewable Energy has made major gains in orders for its 5.3-MW Cypress onshore wind turbine and the 12-MW Haliade-X offshore wind turbine. Prototypes of both are still being tested in the Netherlands. Key Contracts for Innovative 5-MW Onshore Machine  The GE business division introduced the first turbine in the Cypress platform, a 4.8-MW machine, […]

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Researchers: $71 Billion of Japan’s Coal Assets at Risk

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 20:02:02 +0000

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Research from the University of Tokyo, along with that of two other groups, shows Japan’s coal-fired power plant fleet is at economic risk as the country adds more generation from renewable energy resources such as solar and wind. The report, called “Land of the Rising Sun and Offshore Wind,” released Oct. 6 and based on […]

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Small Modular Reactors Gain Momentum in Europe

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 13:47:32 +0000

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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and NuScale Power, two leading companies in the race to build small modular reactors (SMRs) for power generation, have recently announced deals that could result to new plants being constructed in Europe. Feasibility Studies in Estonia GEH on Oct. 3 said it had signed an agreement with Fermi Energia OÜ, […]

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EIA: Renewables Will Account for Half of Global Power Generation by 2050

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 15:27:12 +0000

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Solar power is expected to take a larger share of global power generation across the next 30 years, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), as renewable energy continues to be adopted worldwide. The EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019), released Oct. 2, shows 28% of the world’s power came from renewables in 2018, […]

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GE Unveils New H-Class Gas Turbine—and Already Has a First Order

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:29:24 +0000

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GE on Oct. 1 unveiled the 7HA.03, the newest model in its 2014-launched high efficiency air-cooled (HA) gas turbine line. On Oct. 2, it also announced that Florida Power and Light’s (FPL’s) Dania Beach Clean Energy Center will be the first to showcase two of the “world’s largest, most efficient, and flexible gas turbines” for the 60-Hz […]

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India Starts Up Its First-Ever USC Coal Unit

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 04:00:06 +0000

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NTPC Ltd., one of India’s largest power generating companies, on Sept. 3 announced it had commissioned the country’s first ultrasupercritical (USC) coal-fired unit at the two-unit 1,320-MW Khargone plant that is under construction in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The development marks a major milestone for India, which depends on coal for 56% of its […]

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Competitive Advantages: Power Plant Wins with Low Fuel Costs, High Efficiency

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000

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The cost of fuel is one of the most important factors affecting power plant profitability, but flexibility and efficiency are also vitally important to success. One impressive new plant in Ohio—the Lordstown

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