GE Is Banking on Africa’s Burgeoning Power Market

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 13:43:35 +0000

Sub-Saharan Africa’s power generation capacity is projected to surge 4% annually through 2040, and its current energy mix—which is today dominated by hydro and coal—will likely be more diversified as interest rises in renewables such as solar and wind, General Electric (GE) said in a white paper released in May, surveying market opportunities in the […]

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Dispute Flares About Equipment at Abandoned V.C. Summer Nuclear Project

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 13:24:22 +0000

The fight about who owns equipment at the now-abandoned V.C. Summer 2 and 3 AP1000 reactors in South Carolina intensified on May 14, as key stakeholder Santee Cooper sued lead contractor Westinghouse for certification documentation related to that equipment.  The lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division, […]

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Industrial Gas Turbine Demand Grows [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 13:05:36 +0000

When it comes to gas turbines, size matters. Although the market for large, heavy-duty gas turbines has been challenging in recent years, demand for industrial gas turbines—generally units with output ranging from about 5 MW to 100 MW—has been growing, according to Reed Lengel, product line manager for SCC-800 solutions with Siemens Energy. “When you […]

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Insights Into Siemens’ Stunning Gas and Power, Renewables Shakeup

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 03:05:05 +0000

In the days following its May 7 announcement that it will spin off its Gas and Power business, Siemens has fleshed out how and when the carveout will occur, laid out its reasons for lumping its energy businesses together, and put forth a market case for why a business separation may be a “win-win” situation […]

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ERCOT Warns of Summer Emergency Conditions as Demand Continues to Soar

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 09 May 2019 13:40:43 +0000

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has issued a fresh warning that continued “above-normal” growth in electric demand could require it to enter Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) status to maintain system reliability this summer.  As it released its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) for the upcoming summer season (June  to September), a […]

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Control Your Own Destiny with Combined Heat and Power Systems [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 09 May 2019 13:39:25 +0000

Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the concurrent production of electricity or mechanical power and useful thermal energy (heating and/or cooling) from a single source of energy. Although it may not be widely recognized outside of industrial, commercial, institutional, and utility circles, CHP has been providing highly efficient electricity and process […]

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Siemens Will Exit Power, Gas, Renewable Businesses

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 07 May 2019 17:12:37 +0000

Siemens will spin off and give up its majority stake in its lucrative Gas and Power division—comprising its conventional power generation, power transmission, oil and gas, and related services businesses—and transfer its current majority 59% stake in Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to the new business. The company’s supervisory board announced the spinoff on May 7 […]

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EPA Will Issue Final Carbon Rules for Power Plants in June

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 07 May 2019 13:49:09 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to take final action to repeal the Clean Power Plan in June 2019, a federal court filing shows. The agency told the D.C. Circuit—in a May 6 status report—review of the Obama-era rule that sets the first carbon dioxide limits for existing power plants “continues to be a high […]

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EMP Threat Real but Limited, EPRI Says in Much-Anticipated Report

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 02 May 2019 13:35:50 +0000

Depending on the hazard field, electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) resulting from detonation of a nuclear weapon at high altitude or in space could cause significant damage to electronics on the bulk power system and even prompt a regional voltage collapse, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) says in much-anticipated findings from its three-year study on high-altitude […]

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