How Artificial Intelligence Is Improving the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 13:53:23 +0000

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A lot of energy is consumed by buildings. In fact, the Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit energy efficiency advocacy group, says buildings account for about 40% of all U.S. energy consumption and a similar proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. Some estimates suggest about 45% of the energy used in commercial buildings is consumed by […]

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Rediscovering Fire: Advancements in Gas Turbine Combustion

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:34:45 +0000

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Gas power market drivers and a quest for relevance in future decarbonized systems are driving fundamental shifts in gas turbine combustion design approaches. Combustion lies at the heart of gas turbine

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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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Renewable Natural Gas Emerging as Serious Decarbonized Gas Contender

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:22:30 +0000

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Last December, two giant Virginia-headquartered firms—energy company Dominion Energy and food manufacturer Smithfield Foods—announced completion of a novel renewable natural gas (RNG) facility in Milford

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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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Carbon-Neutral Blue Hydrogen Can Be More Than a Bridge in a Transformed Hydrogen Economy

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:18:28 +0000

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Many advocates for a hydrogen economy believe “green” hydrogen, which is produced through electrolysis using renewable energy, will eliminate the need to curtail wind and solar generation. However, there

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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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Automated Powerline Inspection: How Preparation Is the Key to Combating Wildfires During the Off Season

Credit to Author: Chris Beaufait| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 19:30:13 +0000

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2020 was a catastrophic year for wildfires across the U.S. The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) reported that almost 60,000 fires ran rampant across more than 9 million acres in the U.S. last year, nearly 1.5 times the 10-year average of 6.6 million acres. Not only this, California saw its first-ever “gigafire,” a devastating single […]

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3 Ways Remote Assistance Can Limit Power Downtime

Credit to Author: Gary York| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 19:02:14 +0000

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Innovation and power generation have always gone hand in hand. For almost 140 years, the industry has evolved through a steady stream of emerging technologies, shifting policies, infrastructure investments, and an assortment of crises. The power industry has weathered a lot over this time and been forced to adapt. The latest example: COVID-19. Over the […]

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Innovative ‘Steel Bricks’ Design Expected to Reduce Time, Cost of SMR Construction

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:56:05 +0000

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An innovative second-generation steel-composite modular construction system that is planned for use in GE Hitachi’s (GEH’s) BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) plant could dramatically reduce the amount of labor required during nuclear island construction. Brian Johnson, vice president and BWRX-300 product director with GEH, explained various details about the company’s SMR design as part of […]

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