Shifting from Coal to Gas: One Co-op’s Award-Winning Journey

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2024 20:03:23 +0000

In 2018, Cooperative Energy, a generation and transmission co-op headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, had an issue to deal with. Several years earlier, it had joined the Midcontinent Independent System Operator […]

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Burns & McDonnell collaborated with Cooperative Energy to repower the R.D. Morrow, Sr. Generating Station with Siemens 9000HL turbine technology, boosting capacity to 572 MW and completing the project under budget with zero safety incidents.

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How to Stay in the Renewables Stone Age

Credit to Author: David Rose| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2024 13:14:58 +0000

In approving the development of a 2,800-acre wind farm across prime agricultural land in the east of England, the UK Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, Ed […]

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Sedimentary Geothermal Resources Offer a Bright Future for Geothermal Energy

Credit to Author: Kellen Gunderson| Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2024 13:20:45 +0000

Next-generation, or “next-gen,” geothermal resources have the potential to increase geothermal power generation in the U.S. by twenty-fold by 2050. Next-gen geothermal concepts use technologies developed by the oil and […]

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Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 Win POWER’s Plant of the Year Award

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2024 12:39:38 +0000

Adding new reactors to the U.S.’s fleet of nuclear power plants doesn’t happen every day. In fact, prior to the addition of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4, it hadn’t been done from scratch in decades

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Epasa Breakthrough Transforms Heavy Fuel Oil Sludge into Resource Stream

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2024 12:26:28 +0000

Brazilian independent power generator Epasa faced significant environmental and operational challenges with heavy fuel oil sludge. Through innovative engineering and problem-solving, the company developed a

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Mitigating EMP and GMD Risks for Power Grid Resilience

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2024 12:33:24 +0000

Risks posed by geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) events add challenges to an already complex power system environment. But they remain crucial to address. How prepared is the […]

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High-Voltage Power Transmission Projects Are Booming Around the World

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2024 12:27:23 +0000

High-voltage power transmission systems are more important today than ever before because power generated at renewable energy sites in remote locations must often be transmitted to distant load centers. Several […]

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Planning for a Reliable and Resilient Electric Power Grid

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2024 12:26:30 +0000

In the U.S., regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs) are responsible for overseeing the reliable operation of the high-voltage transmission system within their respective regions. In other […]

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What Does It Take to Bring Stability to a Renewable-Focused Grid?

Credit to Author: Drew Robb| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2024 12:25:25 +0000

As coal, gas, and nuclear plants are retired, and wind and solar resources are added to the power grid, stability can become a problem. Understanding the solutions that are available […]

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Advancing Ceramic Matrix Composites and Environmental Barrier Coatings for Hydrogen Turbines: Challenges and Opportunities

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2024 12:31:22 +0000

Decarbonization goals call for advancing high-impact energy technologies. The U.S. has pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, a goal that presents both challenges and opportunities in the field of […]

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