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Aggreko takes hybrid mine power to new heights
08 April, 2021
A hybrid of PV and diesel gensets will power a new mine in the Andes
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Gearing up for a new platform 02 April, 2021 Recent orders, notably in December from the USA for fifteen V162-6.0 MW machines and from Finland for eight V162-6.0 MW turbines to be supplied to the Rasakangas wind project, take...

Innovations that underpin the clean energy transition 31 March, 2021 The first issue of Modern Power Systems, published January 1981, included a guest editorial from Floyd L. Culler, then president and CEO of the Electric Power Research Institute....

Uncertain future for combined cycle 26 March, 2021 The combined cycle plant has been the power industry’s workhorse for a decade, and has evolved to fill a niche in a power portfolio with large proportions of renewables. But are its...

Energy carrier and commodity: how to make it happen? 19 March, 2021 Low cost green hydrogen can only be produced where renewable resources are plentiful, eg North Africa. Hydrogen transport by pipeline to Europe would be much more cost effective...

Drones + AI: winning combination for a German DSO 09 March, 2021 Over the summer of 2020, German distribution system operator, Netze BW, has worked with Sharper Shape to explore a new approach to asset inspection, combining AI with drone-based...

De-risking the UAMPS project and uprating the NuScale module 05 March, 2021 Big steps for small reactors in the USA

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...


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