IEA World Energy Outlook: Solar Capacity Surges Past Coal and Gas by 2040

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:31:33 +0000

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Solar photovoltaic (PV) could surge ahead of coal and gas and become the largest source of installed power capacity in the world by 2035 if countries pursue stated policies and targets, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its newly released World Energy Outlook 2019 (WEO2019).  The agency’s annual publication, which it issued Nov. 13, […]

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How the DOE Plans to Modernize the Grid in the Near Term

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:33:41 +0000

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Twenty-three projects chosen by the Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its 2019 Grid Modernization Lab Call provide a broad look at the critical issues that are roiling the nation’s power sector, as well as the tools and technologies that it has determined will best bolster the grid of the future in the near […]

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The POWER Notebook: Power Sector Digitalization Accelerates

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:21:09 +0000

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The pace at which new digitalization technologies are being adopted in the power sector is dizzying, but news from major players in the sector—among them, AES, Invenergy, Google, and IBM—this week suggests it will only accelerate.  For more insight into power plant digitalization, including the latest in digital monitoring, diagnostic, analytics, Industrial Internet of Things […]

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Alliant Announces Plan for 1 GW of Solar in Wisconsin

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 21:00:50 +0000

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Wisconsin-based Alliant Energy has announced a plan to add 1 GW of solar power generation to its portfolio by 2023. The company on Oct. 31 in its “Powering What’s Next Plan” said it would begin construction of its first “Community Solar” site in Fond du Lac County next year. David de Leon, president of Alliant […]

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The POWER Interview: Eaton Targets Skilled Labor Shortage With Hands-on Training

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 16:56:39 +0000

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POWER in 2018 reported on the lasting impact that a dip in training programs has had on the utility workforce. In the 1980s, there were fewer training programs and the impact is still being felt today. There are fewer utility workers able to move into middle- and upper-management positions, contributing to a workforce gap as […]

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Dominion Plans 500-MW Gas Plant, Also Adding Solar and Wind

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:55:23 +0000

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Dominion Energy announced plans for a new 500-MW natural gas-fired power plant and also has taken over a solar farm project in Pittsylvania County in Virginia, with the company saying it would invest about $330 million in the two projects. The Nov. 1 announcement came one day after Dominion said it would it would add […]

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Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Drone Intrusions

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:02:04 +0000

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Drones represent a classic good news/bad news scenario. The good news is great. The bad news is terrifying. On the good news front, drones can keep utility-sector workers safely on the ground, with the

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EAM Solutions Stretch Capabilities of Lean Plant Maintenance Teams

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:02:02 +0000

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Of the many challenges power and industrial plant maintenance teams face, stretching the capabilities of their ultra-lean staff is one of the most critical. Assets can range from industrial generators, to

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Solar Projects Show Rapid Growth in Middle East

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:01:57 +0000

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Solar power continues to make inroads in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and other parts of the Persian Gulf region. The Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) in late September said it

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Poland Pushing Back Against EU Goal to End Coal-Fired Generation

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:01:56 +0000

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Polish officials have said it is “not possible” for the country to meet the European Union’s (EU’s) goal of cutting net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, and as such the government will continue to

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