India’s ‘Unprecedented’ Coal Shortages Paralyzing Power Generation

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 18:12:11 +0000

Stricken by a surge in global coal prices and freight costs, several Indian coal power plants are fielding a critical coal supply shortage that has forced some to curtail power. Fearing a power crisis, the Ministry of Power recently directed hydropower generators to defer scheduled maintenance through October. The Ministry of Coal, meanwhile, this week […]

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The POWER Interview: Attracting the New Utility Workforce

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2021 21:28:35 +0000

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The global energy sector, including utilities, is looking at a talent drain. As older workers retire, the competition to recruit younger workers to replace them has heated up. The power generation industry today is more digitized, reliant on expertise in analyzing data and developing software. That means many workers who could move into positions at […]

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Decarbonization, Decentralization Driving Power Industry

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:20:06 +0000

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Technological innovation has forever been part of the power generation sector, as electricity producers strive for more efficient and more economic ways to deliver power. The POWER magazine editorial staff, in a “State of the Industry” presentation on Sept. 28 to open the virtual 2020 Experience POWER conference, identified four trends in power generation that […]

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Report: Decarbonization of World’s 50 Most Influential Power Companies Bleak

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 14:58:16 +0000

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Two reports analyzing energy transitions toward low-carbon resources released this week offer mixed assessments of how the power industry is faring in efforts to tamp down carbon emissions.  The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), a broad group of stakeholders committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations (UN) in 2015, on July 6 launched […]

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Wind Energy Leads U.S. Power Generation Growth

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:34:46 +0000

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The trade group representing the U.S. wind energy industry says the sector emerged as the top provider of new utility-scale power generation in the nation in 2019, with 9.1 GW of large wind power projects coming online. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), in its Wind Powers America Annual Report 2019 released April 16, said […]

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Is Carbon Pricing the Key to a Clean Energy Future? [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:37:30 +0000

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The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) has proposed incorporating the social cost of carbon into the wholesale price of electricity. According to an October-released study conducted by the consulting firm Analysis Group, “A carbon price in NYISO’s competitive wholesale power markets can help deliver New York’s clean-energy transition in faster, cheaper, more reliable, more […]

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Iraq Chooses Siemens as Partner in $15 Billion Power Deal

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 14:43:52 +0000

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and Germany-based Siemens on April 30 confirmed reports that Iraq has chosen Siemens as its main partner in what it calls a “roadmap” agreement to develop power generation projects in the country. Siemens in a news release Tuesday confirmed that the document was signed by Joe Kaeser, president and […]

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Iraqi Official Casts Doubt on Deals With GE, Siemens

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 01:03:00 +0000

Multibillion-dollar energy deals that both Siemens and General Electric (GE) signed with the Iraqi government last year may not come to fruition, according to the country’s electricity minister. The Financial Times on February 10 reported that Luay Al-Khatteeb, who took his post late last year after the deals were brokered, told the newspaper, “I don’t […]

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The Power Industry Is Transforming, One Municipal Utility Offers a Case in Point

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 04:19:25 +0000

POWER-GEN International kicked off on December 4 with a keynote presentation focused on evolving power generation schemes and changing business models. Gregory Lee, commission president with Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), the municipally owned public utility that provides water and electric service to Orlando, Florida, and portions of other nearby areas, opened the conference by providing […]

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EIA Report Says Coal Still King on State-by-State Basis

A report this week from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows coal-fired power was still the major source of generation on a state-by-state basis in 2017, though natural gas-fueled electricity production slightly outpaced coal overall The EIA’s report, published September 10, said 18 states relied on coal for the bulk of their power generation […]

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