NERC Warns of Tight Generation Resources, Fuel Supply Issues This Winter

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 22:58:27 +0000

Power shortfalls could be rife over the next three months across a large portion of the North American bulk power system (BPS), particularly during extreme and prolonged cold conditions, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) has warned. The nation’s designated Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) in its latest Winter Reliability Assessment, issued on Nov. 17, said […]

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European Energy Crisis Prompts Utility Takeovers in Germany, France

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:10:00 +0000

With winter fast approaching, and the dreaded effects of extreme natural gas price levels and volatility looming, together with unprecedented uncertainty of fuel supply, governments in Germany and France have

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POWER Digest [November 2022]

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:09:00 +0000

JX Nippon Acquires NRG’s Share of Petra Nova Carbon Capture Plant for $3.6 Million. ENEOS Group, a Japanese energy and non-ferrous metals business group that owns JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration, will

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U.S. Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing May Be Making a Comeback—Here’s Why

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 14:47:24 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) has ramped up efforts to explore recycling spent nuclear fuel (SNF), or used nuclear fuel (UNF), from the nation’s fleet of light water reactors (LWRs), doling out $38 million in federal awards to a dozen projects on Oct. 21. Teams will receive funding under the DOE’s March 2022–launched “Converting UNF […]

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Blue Ammonia Production Efforts for Fuel Supply, Exports in High Gear Along U.S. Gulf Coast

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2022 12:51:51 +0000

Energy giants Chevron and Uniper are pairing with chemical technology companies Air Liquide and LyondellBasell to explore a hydrogen and ammonia production facility along the U.S. Gulf Coast that could support industrial decarbonization and mobility applications in the region and expand clean ammonia exports. The companies, in a joint statement on Oct. 19, said they […]

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Can Power Plant Wastewater Be Valuable?

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2022 04:11:00 +0000

The rise and rapid adoption of the circular economy—a systems solution framework that seeks to keep materials, products, and services in circulation for as long as possible—is triggering an interesting

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The Big Picture: Power Plant Additions Over the Decades [Infographic]

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2022 04:09:27 +0000

The deployment of new power plants in the U.S. over the past 14 decades has hinged on policies, markets, technologies, and new industry players. Every decade has presented its own state of multidimensional, multivariate complexity. The ongoing “energy transition,” which has been characterized by the addition of smaller, carbon-free resources, marks another pivotal period in […]

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Boost for Mitsubishi Power Ammonia Gas Turbines in Singapore, Indonesia

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2022 18:14:33 +0000

A month after Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Japanese power generator JERA set out to jointly explore developing a 60-MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant fueled with 100% ammonia on Singapore’s Jurong Island, MHI announced it is partnering with another Singapore industrial heavyweight to explore the feasibility of an ammonia-fired gas turbine in the […]

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Researchers at Sandia Lab Successfully Test New Power Generation Technology

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2022 18:30:46 +0000

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico announced they completed a successful test of a new power-generating technology, delivering electricity to the local grid using an energy conversion system that they say could drive a major increase in efficiency for power plants across the U.S. and perhaps the world. The researchers, in a news […]

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Biden Administration Targets Industrial Decarbonization Through Electrification, Low-Carbon Fuels, CCUS

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2022 15:45:06 +0000

The Biden administration has laid out a comprehensive roadmap to help five energy-intensive manufacturing sectors reduce their fuel- and power-related carbon emissions and achieve net-zero by 2050. The pathways proposed for the iron and steel, cement and concrete, food and beverage, chemical manufacturing, and petroleum refining sectors may have substantial implications for future power demand. […]

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