electrical power generation Articles

  • Powering Renewable Programs: The Utility Perspective

    When considering how to build out a renewable energy portfolio, there are a lot of factors and many points of view to consider. For purposes of this narrative, we will take the point of view of the electric utility itself. Your electricity providers are quite familiar with the concept of a “smart grid.” According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a smart grid “generally refers ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Reduced Emissions for Landfill Gas Installations

    The use of landfill gas as a source of renewable energy is increasing. For environmental and safety reasons, the owners of the waste storage sites have to strictly monitor and control the construction, operations, and emissions generated. Sulzer offers solutions to control these emissions within the limits given by the government. Landfill gas is similar to natural gas, but it is created by ...


    By Sulzer

  • Closing The California Clean Energy Divide

    Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar+Storage Executive Summary BATTERY STORAGE IS EMERGING AS AN effective new strategy for reducing electricity costs for affordable multifamily rental housing in California. Battery storage systems not only provide economic returns today, they can also preserve the value of solar in an ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • Capturing biogas energy to increase your business profits while safeguarding the environment

    Methane is a biogas produced from swine or cow manure, as well as food processing and meat packing waste. Methane is a natural gas, that when left uncollected, contributes to the harmful greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere. When biogas is captured under a cover and becomes concentrated, it creates a corrosive and toxic byproduct called hydrogen sulfide. The gas generates a rotten egg ...

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • White Paper: Energy Superhighway Will Be Crucial to Successful Delivery and Management of Energy Services

    Rrecent white paper from Navigant Research provides a far-reaching view of the connectivity needs of electric utilities, exploring approaches and technologies, with case studies of projects designed to develop an Energy Superhighway. Over the last decade, with the advent of smart grid technology, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • The future of power generation in Estonia

    Since 2004, Estonia has been a member of the European Union. With the Treaty of Accession the terms and conditions were set for the Estonian energy sector for compliance with the EU legal acts and the objectives of energy and environmental policies: 1) increase of the share of electricity produced from renewables; 2) opening of the electricity market; 3) bringing the oil shale based power ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biomass power generation in China

    “China is an agricultural country,” said Frank Miao. Farmers used to burn harvest waste, and the government decided to capture this energy by constructing a biomass power plant. At the end of 2006, the total biomass power generation capacity in China was approximately 2,200 megawatts (MW). The planned capacity of biomass power plants is 30,000 MW by 2020. Depending on the size of the plant, three ...

  • Gas-Fired Electric Generating Station

    Critical Issue ERMC worked with an electric power generating utility – in this case, with a gas fired electric generating station. The facility employs approximately 150 individuals. This site required an update and audit of their Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and additional practical training to test the ERP. Solution As part of our work, ERMC audited ...

  • The implications of efficient electrical appliances for CO2 mitigation and power generation: the case of Nepal

    This study assesses the potential of selected efficient electrical appliances for CO2 mitigation and reduced power generation in Nepal, from the technical as well as national, utility and user perspectives. The study shows that entire amount of CO2 emission (about 1 million tons) could be avoided by the selected efficient appliances during 1996-2010 from the technical, national and utility ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy sources for generation of electrical power in developing and emerging nations

    Renewable energy is a viable option for electrical power in developing and emerging nations. In most of these nations, there is a huge demand for energy that far exceeds what the countries are currently able to generate. While some nations are exploring renewable and alternative energy to reduce the impact their energy consumption has on the environment, others are still seeking avenues to boost ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Generating Ecological Gains from Hydro-Electric Power - Case Study

    NCC has worked with Eskom to mitigate the environmental impacts of the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme on a sensitive wetland site in the Little Drakensberg/Escarpment, including creating and managing a new conservation area. South Africa’s energy demand is growing at rates of around 5% a year, placing enormous pressure on Eskom not only to create new generating capacity, but also to manage ...

  • Environmental Profile of the Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation Industry

    Introduction The EPA's Office of Compliance has developed a series of profiles or notebooks containing information on selected major industries. These notebooks, which focus on key indicators that holistically present air, water, and land pollutant release data, have been thoroughly reviewed by experts from both inside and outside the EPA. What will you find in this ...

  • Economic Potential for Thermophotovoltaic Electric Power Generation in the Steel Industry

    ABSTRACT - A steel mill extrudes steel billets at temperatures above 1400 °C continuously 24 hours a day. The steel billets then go to cooling beds where they slowly cool down to below 1100 °C. JX Crystals Inc makes Gallium Antimonide (GaSb) thermophotoyoltaic (TPV) cells that can generate over 1 W/cm when exposed to infrared radiant energy from glowing steel at temperatures above 1100 ...


    By JX Crystals

  • Agents controlling the electric power infrastructure

    The electric power grid is evolving from a centrally controlled grid with only a handful of regulated monopolies to an open, liberalised electricity market. In addition, more and more small-scale dispersed generators are deployed in distribution nets. This puts extra stress on the power grid, in an era when electricity is one of the most important commodities for economic, industrial and everyday ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Harmonic assessment of electrical power systems

    Advances in semiconductor technology have resulted in an escalation in the numbers and power ratings of non-linear loads connected to the power system. At all voltage levels, equipment is being installed which generates harmonics. At transmission levels, FACTS devices are being installed for controlling power flow, HVDC links are used to transfer real power between AC systems and large industries ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coupling aspects of an MSF desalination plant and loss of electrical power generation of a nuclear power plant: case study

    Thermal desalination technologies are very energy intensive. The utilisation of nuclear energy for seawater desalination provides a safe, feasible and economic solution for the production of very good quality water. The Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) desalination plant of the Nuclear Desalination Demonstration Project (NDDP) of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, is coupled with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014

    Executive Summary The competiveness of renewable power generation technologies continued improving in 2013 and 2014. The cost-competitiveness of renewable power generation technologies has reached historic levels. Biomass for power, hydropower, geothermal and onshore wind can all now provide electricity competitively compared to fossil fuel-fired power generation (Figure ES 1). ...

  • STOP IT® Case Histories - Power Generation

    Lead Repair in Massachusetts: A major utility in Massachusetts uses STOP IT® to repair cracks on lead covered cables which leak oil. Cable diameters range in size from 1' to 4' and carry electricity @ 5, 13.8 and 25 KVA. Two to three rolls of STOP IT® are used on each application. Quote:'Very good product. Sets up well, smooths out perfect, sealed crack good.' Hats Off in Florida: STOP IT® ...


    By InduMar Products, Inc.

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