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De-risking the UAMPS project and uprating the NuScale module
05 March, 2021
Big steps for small reactors in the USA
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The 8 January ‘system separation’ 25 February, 2021 On 8 January 2021 at 14:05 CET, the 50 Hz synchronous area of continental Europe experienced a rare occurrence: due to outages of several transmission network elements in a very...

Hydrogen makes headway in the USA 24 February, 2021 Projects being undertaken by GE and Mitsubishi Power in the USA will see increasing proportions of hydrogen being used in fuel for gas turbines

Start of a global industry? 24 February, 2021 Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental, and Rusheen Capital Management, a private equity firm, have formed a development company, 1PointFive, to finance and...

The pathway to renewables and the role of liquid air 19 February, 2021 To accommodate a growing share of intermittent renewables in the energy mix, while also maintaining grid stability, will require a major expansion of energy storage capacity. Among...

Remote mine sets the gold standard with energy storage and renewables 11 February, 2021 Gold Fields and its independent power provider, EDL, have achieved renewable energy penetration up to 85% (under favourable weather conditions) at the Agnew gold mine in...

How HVDC will revolutionise the European, and in turn global, energy market 02 February, 2021 The power sector in Europe and beyond is being transformed by the growth of renewable energy and the move towards a single energy market. HVDC (high voltage direct current) has a...

Success for Hitachi Zosen Inova 13 January, 2021 Energy from waste projects employing Hitachi Zosen Inova technology are progressing in the UK and Russia

Longship launched, full steam ahead for capture & storage 24 December, 2020 Among recent encouraging developments in the CCUS area, one of the most significant is the positive final investment decision taken, after considerable deliberation, by the...

Continuing to achieve new benchmarks in China 15 December, 2020 The indefatigable Professor Weizhong Feng and his colleagues at Shanghai Shenergy Power Technology are still setting new standards for coal fired power plant performance

Learning from Petra Nova 10 December, 2020 Amidst growing international interest in carbon capture and storage (CCS) this year, an apparent high profile setback for the technology came in May, with the mothballing of NRG’s...

Aiming towards zero carbon in the Humber 02 December, 2020 Equinor, together with eleven other companies and organisations, has submitted a joint proposal to create a low carbon cluster in the Humber, the UK’s largest and most...

Developing Australia’s H2 economy 26 November, 2020 The opportunities and challenges of scaling up

NEOM giga project aims for hydrogen leadership 25 November, 2020 Recent months have seen continuing progress with Saudi Arabia’s NEOM giga project – to be constructed in the north west of Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea – with the finalisation of...

Barakah 1 powers up 18 November, 2020 On 19 August 2020 the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced grid connection and synchronisation of its 1400 MWe Barakah 1 pressurised water reactor, designed and...

Al Dhafra: aiming to be the biggest single-site PV project 18 November, 2020 The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) has announced the contract award for the development of what it believes is currently the world’s largest single-project solar...

The case for synchronous energy storage 11 November, 2020 Blackouts experienced in the UK last year prompted a flurry of headlines expressing concern that ‘near-misses’ were on the rise. The national grid and its ability to adapt to the...

AM shows its mettle in sCO2 CSP application 10 November, 2020 SupportFree additive manufacturing allowed the successful build of a mission critical shrouded radial expander wheel (impeller) for use with sCO2 as the working fluid in a...

North America thinking big on small reactors 05 November, 2020 Steps to revolutionise the adoption of micro reactors and small modular reactors (SMR) in North America are progressing at an increasingly rapid pace. Economic forces in both Canada...

Floating offshore wind: time to go large 04 November, 2020 Janet Wood reports from Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT2020), Marseille, 7-9 September, which, remarkably, was a live event, as well as being on-line


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