How to Avoid Common Genset Room Design Mistakes

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:51:54 +0000

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Reliable power is essential for all facilities, but it is even more critical for places like hospitals, data centers, and military bases. Therefore, many decision-makers are purchasing power generator sets (gensets) to supply their facilities during emergencies. It is crucial to consider where the genset will be positioned and how it will be operated. If […]

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The X Factor in the Power Market’s New Math

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:44 +0000

How power companies are using experience management, or XM, to reshape customer relationships and reveal new revenue opportunities Here was a company with one of the largest investor-owned electric systems in the U.S.—the owner of close to a dozen electricity distribution entities—and a strong desire to pursue new opportunities outside its traditional regulated business. Those […]

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How to Ensure Plant Reliability and Regulatory Compliance

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:08 +0000

Lock in safe, reliable operations by opening the door to third-party expertise There’s still a big takeaway from a 2008 Florida blackout, and it’s not the size of the fine that followed. Although it was the largest penalty levied under the new reliability standards at that time, here’s the bigger elephant in the room: Florida […]

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Heavy Hauling: Moving 300-Ton Gas Engines from Europe to Michigan

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000

Two new power plants in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.) came online earlier this year, supplying power for customers of Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp. (UMERC), a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group. WEC

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Shock Pulse Generators Help Clean Supercritical Power Plant Boilers

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000

Economic power plant operation includes keeping maintenance costs under control, and operating the plant efficiently. Boiler surfaces need to be kept as clean as possible to increase heat transfer and decrease

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Hope for the Blue Sky, Plan for the Storm

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:05:52 +0000

Organizations operating within a mission-critical environment must adopt appropriate technology to mitigate potentially life-threatening problems. As we acknowledge National Preparedness Month this September, we need to remember what is important to electric power customers. They expect to be kept safe, to be heard, and to receive realistic estimated restoration times—especially when a power line is […]

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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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Applying IEEE 1584 in Power Generation Facilities

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

An arc flash is the explosive energy released when an electrical fault causes an arc. This rapid release of energy causes excessive temperatures in addition to air and metal in the path of the arc expanding

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The Power of a ‘Green’ Decommissioning, Remediation, and Redevelopment Plan

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

Economic pressures coupled with new and proposed regulations to reduce air emissions and regulate cooling water use and the management and disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCRs) continue to drive the

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SCR Project Upgrades Two Units at Four Corners

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

The numbers tell the story of how the addition of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology helped an iconic New Mexico coal-fired plant reduce its emissions, keeping the plant in operation and continuing

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