Generator Maintenance: Preparing for the Bubble

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2023 04:12:00 +0000

If you were paying attention to the power industry during the early 2000s, you may remember a large spike in the U.S. gas turbine fleet at the time. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that

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Analysis of Performance Degradation of PV Modules

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2023 12:20:20 +0000

Solar energy is a clean and environmentally friendly source of energy. It can also help in reducing the global carbon footprint and mitigating the impacts of climate change. Due to […]

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Domestic Manufacturing of Export Cables Key for U.S. Offshore Wind Industry

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Wed, 31 May 2023 16:27:46 +0000

The demand for electricity generated from renewable sources is increasing rapidly as the world transitions to cleaner energy sources. The Energy Information Administration earlier this year said about 21.5% of […]

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The POWER Interview: Using AI to Optimize the Power Grid

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 30 May 2023 16:13:12 +0000

There is a continued push in the power generation sector to make the industry more efficient through the use of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and data science. Several companies […]

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Don’t Neglect Round-Trip Efficiency and Cost of Charging When Considering Levelized Cost of Storage

Credit to Author: Mukesh Chatter| Date: Mon, 29 May 2023 15:48:14 +0000

The world is moving toward renewable sources for electricity generation in an attempt to reduce fossil-fuel reliance. But wind and solar can’t provide a consistent flow of power 24/7, and […]

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GE Invests Heavily in Improving Gas Turbine Repair Processes and Combustor Performance

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2023 14:55:26 +0000

On the east side of Greenville, South Carolina, sits a 413-acre site with more than one and a half million square feet of manufacturing space and another 70,000 square feet […]

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Energy Crisis Deepens as Nuclear Reactors Remain Offline in France

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 12:37:03 +0000

Major French utility Electricite de France SA (EDF) said it will again extend maintenance outages at some of its nuclear reactors by several months, meaning France will continue to import power and putting more strain on the country’s supply of electricity. EDF has returned some nuclear units to service in the past several weeks, but […]

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Caution! When Retrofitting Older Turbines, Upgrade Gas Control Valves

Credit to Author: Steve Beddick| Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2022 13:05:11 +0000

As a result of legislative actions across the U.S., acquiring permits for greenfield natural gas-powered plants has increasingly become a challenge. In New York, for example, state officials denied permits for two proposed natural gas-powered plants because they were seen as hurdles to achieving greenhouse gas emissions goals. In 2020, the New Mexico Public Regulation […]

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Using Technology to Improve Management of Utilities’ Fleets

Credit to Author: Erin Gilchrist Rugg| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 13:56:30 +0000

Utility fleet managers faced their share of challenges in recent years. They needed to respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations and rising customer expectations while keeping drivers feeling safe and supported. They also needed to maximize the utilization of vehicles while extending lifecycles and complying with regulations—even as they evolve faster than ever. Like […]

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Revolutionizing Refractory Maintenance: Increasing Efficiency with Specialized Equipment

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 04 May 2022 15:19:21 +0000

Refractory maintenance, though vital, can often be a logistical and financial burden. This is especially true for power plants, cement plants, and other large facilities that rely on boilers, kilns, coolers, preheater towers, and risers for day-to-day operation. These facilities stand to lose many thousands of dollars a day in production if their refractory can’t […]

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