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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How Rural Communities Can Benefit from the Energy Transition

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 15:57:22 +0000

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Economic development can be a challenge for leaders in rural communities. Often, it’s hard to attract businesses to rural areas because the local workforce may not have the skills or numbers required to meet companies’ needs. But opportunities that haven’t been widely available in the past exist today for rural communities due to the energy […]

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A Pillar in the Community and Collaborator Around the World: DLC Powers Pittsburgh

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2022 23:20:20 +0000

The Duquesne Light Co. (DLC) may not be among the best-known electric power companies in the U.S., but for its customers in Allegheny and Beaver counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, the company has been a steady presence in the community for more than a century. “We are a Pittsburgh-based utility company. We’ve been in operation for […]

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How Bitcoin Mining Can Help Power Companies Optimize Generation Assets

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2022 03:22:01 +0000

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Bitcoin mining is the process used to generate new coins and verify new transactions. The process involves vast, decentralized networks of computers around the world that verify and secure blockchains, the virtual ledgers that document cryptocurrency transactions. In return for contributing their computing power, miners are rewarded with new coins. The process ultimately requires a […]

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Four Important Ways Aero-Derivative Gas Turbines Are Being Utilized in Power Systems

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2022 17:20:30 +0000

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Aero-derivative gas turbines are widely used in the power industry. As the name implies, aero-derivative gas turbines evolved from innovations to proven technologies used in airplane jet engines. These gas turbines provide anywhere from 30 MW to 140 MW of efficient, reliable power, and deliver operational savings to energy providers worldwide. According to Harsh Shah, […]

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The Energy Conundrum: Decarbonizing the Power Supply While Maintaining Reliable and Affordable Electricity

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:48:43 +0000

Countries throughout the world have set carbon emission reduction targets in an effort to limit the effects of climate change. Many are striving to achieve net zero in coming decades. Yet, governments also want to maintain, or even improve, living standards for their citizens, which means keeping power affordable and reliable. This poses some potentially […]

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How to Overcome Challenges to the U.S.’s Offshore Wind Energy Goals

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 14:42:42 +0000

Lofty goals have been established in the U.S. for the offshore wind industry. The U.S. Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, and Department of Commerce announced a national goal in March 2021 to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030. That would mark a significant increase from the 42 MW of offshore […]

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Hydrogen Poised to Play Prominent Role in the World’s Energy Transition

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 17:05:44 +0000

People around the world are searching for ways to decarbonize, and green hydrogen is a fuel that can help in that effort. Green hydrogen is produced through electrolysis using renewable energy, such as wind and solar power. Although most hydrogen produced today is made from natural gas, often referred to as gray hydrogen, new capacity […]

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Four Questions You Must Ace to Ensure Sound Cybersecurity in OT Systems

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 05:21:10 +0000

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Some cybersecurity experts believe hackers today pose a greater threat than ever to power plants and electric grids. Much of the operational technology (OT) used in power stations and throughout the grid was installed at a time when cybersecurity was more of an afterthought than a focal point in the system design. Furthermore, the pool […]

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How a UPS Can Provide a Return on Investment as an Energy Storage System

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 15:06:02 +0000

Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems are often installed to protect critical equipment and loads from power outages, and other voltage and current problems. Many UPS systems continuously regulate the input power, thereby maintaining a constant and uniform supply of electricity. UPS systems are typically used on computer hardware or other equipment where an unexpected power […]

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