Open-Source Technology Benefits Transmission and Distribution Operators

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:33:44 +0000

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The term “open source” is well-recognized in the technology world, but may not be as widely understood in other sectors. What open source means is that the software code is publicly available so that anyone can contribute to the code base and create add-on extensions. This enables the growth of a market of providers that […]

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Wyoming Coal Power Plant May Host Natrium Advanced Nuclear Demonstration

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 10:12:18 +0000

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Bill Gates’ nuclear innovation startup TerraPower and Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiary PacifiCorp are looking to site a federally backed demonstration of their 345-MWe Natrium advanced nuclear reactor system at a retiring PacifiCorp coal power plant in Wyoming. During a June 2  energy event in Cheyenne attended by Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer […]

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How Thermal Power Plants Can Save 80% of Their Water

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 04:09:00 +0000

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An adiabatic cooling tower system can save great amounts of water at power plants compared to typical wet-type cooling towers. While there are challenges to implementation, understanding how these systems work

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How Thermal Power Plants Can Save 80% of Their Water

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 04:09:00 +0000

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An adiabatic cooling tower system can save great amounts of water at power plants compared to typical wet-type cooling towers. While there are challenges to implementation, understanding how these systems work

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Are NRC Fees Limiting Innovation in the Nuclear Industry?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 19:03:07 +0000

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As multiple advanced reactor vendors enter the licensing process to build first-of-a-kind demonstration projects, the Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA)—a nonprofit “think-and-do tank” that supports the nuclear power industry—has said issues with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) current user fee cost-recovery model could slow innovation. In a report released on May 19, the NIA identified how […]

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Advanced Technology, Innovative Solutions Enhance Nuclear Operations and Maintenance

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:24:18 +0000

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Incorporating new technology and solutions being used by others could help nuclear power plant staff improve operations and maintenance practices. Nuclear power plants face many challenges. Monitoring heat

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How the Department of Energy Is Helping Keep Nuclear Power Relevant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:20:20 +0000

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In the decade following World War II, the U.S. government took a keen interest in helping to create a commercial nuclear power industry. Although there were military leaders and members of Congress who

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Process Control Strategies for Reducing the Minimum Load of Fossil-Fired Plants

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:19:22 +0000

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Recent Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) research aims to better understand the potential of process control enhancements, such as load control, sliding pressure control, and steam temperature control

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Serious Power Transmission Without Wires Is Closer Than You Think

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 14:12:41 +0000

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Most people are aware that wireless charging technology is available today for small electronic devices, such as cell phones and watches, but when it comes to larger-scale power systems, the concept of wireless transmission of electricity probably seems like science fiction. The truth, however, is that systems have been developed and are being tested that […]

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What’s Been Holding Hydrogen Fuel Cells Back, and How to Change That

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:19:24 +0000

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The technology used in modern hydrogen fuel cells is not new. In fact, NASA used fuel cells for its manned space missions in the 1960s. But fuel cells have not really “taken off” (pardon the pun) in earthly applications since that time. Some industry insiders believe that will change very soon. “We’ve been sort of […]

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