Chinese Groups Unveil World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 15:57:03 +0000

Two Chinese companies announced production of the largest offshore wind turbine built to date, a 16-MW unit developed by China Three Gorges (CTG) and Goldwind. The groups on Nov. 24 showed off the turbine at a factory in Fujian province. The turbine has a 252-meter rotor diameter, with a 50,000-meter sweep area. The hub height […]

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How Does Uranium Price Increase Affect Nuclear Power Plant Profitability?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 18:52:31 +0000

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Uranium has been one of the best-performing asset classes in 2022, according to data supplied by HANetf’s Sprott Uranium Miners UCITS ETF (URNM). In fact, the uranium spot price has increased 24.12% during the year through Oct. 31, according to the fund. October was a particularly strong month for uranium oxide (U3O8), which is used […]

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Russia Says Construction of Egypt’s First Nuclear Plant Ahead of Schedule

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2022 16:33:04 +0000

Officials from Russia and Egypt marked another milestone in construction of the latter’s first nuclear power plant, with a ceremony Nov. 19 to announce pouring of the “first concrete” for Unit 2 of the El-Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). Saturday’s event came three weeks after a construction permit was issued for that unit by the Egyptian […]

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Fish Friendly Hydro: Natel Energy Is Proving It’s Possible

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 00:46:18 +0000

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Hydropower projects frequently face resistance from environmental groups for a variety of reasons. One of the more common objections to hydro is the high turbine-induced mortality of fish. The passage of fish through hydroelectric turbines can quickly prove fatal—a danger that increases with the size of the fish. Furthermore, if several hydropower plants are located […]

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‘Largest’ Floating Offshore Wind Farm Comes Online in North Sea

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 17:39:15 +0000

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An installation that at present is considered the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm has produced its first power, providing electricity for oil and gas exploration operations in the North Sea. Hywind Tampen on Nov. 13 began powering Equinor’s drilling at the Gullfaks oil and gas field. The wind farm is located about 87 miles […]

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Group Readies for Construction of Europe’s Largest Solar Farm

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 18:07:12 +0000

An independent power producer (IPP) formed earlier this year and backed by a leading global renewable energy investment firm announced it will build what is expected to be the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in Europe. Rezolv Energy on Nov. 4 said it had acquired the rights to build and operate a 1,044-MW solar PV […]

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Egypt, Hosting COP27, Renews Call for Resolution on GERD Hydro Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 21:41:26 +0000

The world’s largest event centered around climate change is shining a spotlight on one of the most-pressing debates in the Arab world—what to do about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Egypt is the host for this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP27 (Conference of Parties), in Sharm El Sheikh, running Nov. 6-18. […]

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China Unveils World’s First Commercial Offshore Wind-Plus-Solar Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 19:48:17 +0000

A pilot project in the waters off China, featuring two floating solar power arrays connected to a transformer on a moored offshore wind turbine, will test the viability of the technology in an area prone to typhoons. China’s government-owned State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) on Nov. 1 announced it had commissioned the project, calling it […]

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Potential Deal Brewing for Second Polish Nuclear Plant Based on South Korean Technology 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 14:38:56 +0000

Days after Poland chose Westinghouse to supply its AP1000 technology to the country’s first nuclear plant in Pomerania, northern Poland, the government and two Polish energy firms signed a letter of intent with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) to “push ahead” with development of a second nuclear plant based on APR1400 technology in Pątnów, […]

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Idiot or Maniac: Where Does Your Power Company Fit in the Discussion?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:16:00 +0000

It’s kind of exciting to be able to write that events are back in full swing. In case you missed it, POWER hosted the co-located Experience POWER, Distributed Energy Conference, and HydrogeNext events, Oct

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