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  • Stem and CPower Announce Energy Management Partnership

    Stem, Inc., a leader in intelligent energy storage services, and CPower, a leader in demand response (DR) and demand-side energy management services for commercial and industrial customers, recently announced a new partnership to deliver a unique demand-side energy solution to customers across the U.S., starting in California. The partnership will combine Stem's energy storage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New rules hasten end for Europe’s dirtiest power plants

    Europe’s most polluting power plants, including many large coal-fired power stations, will be forced to clean up or close down thanks to new EU rules adopted today. The revised standards demand reductions in toxic emissions, yet businesses and governments appear unprepared. EU-wide compliance with the new rules could cost as much as €15.4bn, and 82% of coal capacity ...

  • ANDRITZ AG to deliver DeNOx plant to Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG, Germany

    The DeNOx plant is being built to treat the flue gases from the sewage sludge incineration line with multiple-hearth furnace VA3 and the two lime kilns VA1 and VA2. Completion of the project and start-up is scheduled for the end of 2018. By modernizing the plant, Currenta can ensure that the NOx limit, which will be lowered from 200 to <100°mg/Nm³ as from January 1, 2019 in ...


    By ANDRITZ AG

  • Utilities Actively Adopt Virtual Power Plants to Cater to a Growing Network of Connected Systems

    The surge in the number of distributed energy resources (DERs) installations across the globe is opening up the market for virtual power plant (VPP) programs. The large installed capacity of solar and wind-generation plants notwithstanding, generation is intermittent, which translates to the need for a solution that can balance the grid during low wind and solar period. Currently, utilities ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New IAPWS Technical Guidance Document

    Thanks to all who joined the presentation about “Film Forming Amines - Using the IAPWS Guidelines” at the 18th BIAPWS Power Plant Symposium in Coventry, UK in June. Andre de Bache, Product Manager for Boiler Water & Closed Systems of Kurita Europe presented the new IAPWS Technical Guidance Document “TGD8-16 - Application of Film Forming Amines in Fossil, Combined Cycle and ...


    By Kurita

  • Calculating ‘old’ and ‘new’ water runoff

    Just ahead of a rainstorm, Cody Ross might run out to an agricultural research site as part of his graduate work. He’ll need to get some dye into an injection well. The point? To evaluate the path that water follows from the field during and after the rainstorm. Ross, a member of the Watershed Systems Research Program at the University of Manitoba, is measuring water flow in a part of ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • AMETEK Land Reveals How Power Plants Can Better Monitor Their Emissions

    AMETEK Land reveals in its latest engineering brief how power plant operators can benefit from opacity monitoring systems to verify that they are compliant with global and national emissions limits. The brief, which is available at https://www.landinst.com/documents/1217, outlines how power-generation plant operators must ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Construction Underway on FPL`s Eight New Universal Solar Power Plants

    Florida Power & Light Company announced that construction is underway on its next eight solar power plants, continuing one of the largest solar expansions ever in the eastern U.S. The new plants, which will comprise a total of more than 2.5 million solar panels and nearly 600 megawatts of capacity combined, are all on track to begin powering FPL customers by early 2018. The company plans to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Sweco commissioned by Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company to participate in planning and designing of encapsulation plant Clink

    SKB is currently undergoing authorising according to the Act on Nuclear Activities and Swedish Environmental Code for KBS-3, the Swedish system for disposal of nuclear waste. A part of the application concerns the construction of Clink, an integrated facility for interim storage and encapsulation of spent nuclear fuel in Oskarshamn, consisting of the current facility Clab and a new facility for ...


    By Sweco Nederland BV

  • How a Plant Manager’s HVAC Problems Can Spark Product Innovation

    If you’re a plant operations or maintenance manager, then you’re inherently a problem solver too. So when a big problem comes along, it’s tempting to feel as if you have to figure it out on your own. This type of problem solving can be a relatively slow and stressful process when the equipment at risk is worth millions of dollars, and a trial and error approach is ...

  • IEA and China host high-level gathering of energy ministers and industry leaders to affirm the importance of carbon capture

    The energy ministers of Canada, China, Norway, and the United States, as well as heads of delegation from Australia and the European Commission, along with leaders from the industry and key organisations, were invited by the International Energy Agency and China to review how to increase collaboration in order to drive further deployment of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS).  ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Pushing Plant’s Power

    GE’s Power Services and Songas Ltd. have signed a multiyear service agreement (MYA) to upgrade equipment at Songas’ Ubungo Power Plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The MYA encompasses GE’s Fleet360* platform of total plant solutions, helping Songas ensure the long-term, reliable operation of its power plant, GE ...

  • CH2M-led Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC. awarded Department of Energy Paducah Deactivation and Remediation Contract

    The United States Department of Energy announced today that Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC., a CH2M-led company with partners Fluor Corporation and BWX Technologies, Inc., was awarded the Paducah Deactivation and Remediation (D&R) Contract at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The Paducah site is situated on approximately 3,500 acres in Western Kentucky, eight miles west of Paducah, ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • GE updating legacy Alstom products at Renusagar Captive Power Plant

    GE and aluminum rolling company Hindalco industries LTD. announced an agreement to upgrade generation equipment at Hindalco’s Renusagar Captive Power Plant located in Uttar Pradesh, India. The steam turbine modernizations on legacy Alstom products provided by GE will help increase the plant’s efficiency by up to 6% and reduce the cost of power generation by approximately US$15 million ...

  • Siemens to build cogeneration plant in Berlin

    Siemens has received an order to build a new cogeneration plant in the Marzahn district of Berlin. The company will act as general contractor for the energy utility company Vattenfall Europe Wärme AG to erect this natural-gas fired combined-cycle power plant with district heat extraction. The centerpiece of the plant will be its gas turbine, which will be manufactured at Siemens' gas turbine ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Saudi Arabia to build 1 GW of CSP by 2023; Namibia to tender 150 MW plant

    Saudi Arabia to build 1 GW of CSP capacity by 2023 Saudi Arabia plans to build 1 GW of CSP capacity by 2023, according to the government's newly created Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO). Saudi Arabia's National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) has set a target of 9.5 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2023 as the country looks to diversify away from ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Microgrids or VPPs or Both?

    Editor's Note: The following is a blog post by Peter Asmus, Principal Research Analyst at Navigant Research.  Originally published on April 25, it is reprinted here with permission. What’s the difference between a microgrid and a  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Completes Transformation of Smart Power Plants System

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has transformed all its independently-operating power stations into a network of smart-grid-enabled smart power plants. This is a step forward for DEWA's clear and integrated innovation-based strategy to adopt new initiatives, plans and technologies, and it supports the UAE National Innovation Strategy, to make the UAE one of the most innovative ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NEXTracker Delivers Advanced Tracker Technology to Largest Solar Power Plant in Western Hemisphere

    NEXTracker™, a Flex company, announced today it has started supplying its advanced single-axis trackers to the largest solar power plant in the Western Hemisphere. This grid-connected project of over 750 megawatts will deliver energy to the Northern Mexico region under a long-term contract. Scheduled to enter commercial operation by mid-2018, NEXTracker has shipped over 200 MW to the ...


    By NEXTracker, Inc.

  • GE Announces Power Plant Deal In Cambodia and First-Of-Its Kind Digital Partnership To Help Meet Growing Energy Demands

    General Electric Company recently announced it was awarded a contract with Toshiba Plant System & Services Corporation (TPSC) to supply major equipment for the CEL II 135 MW Coal Fired Power Plant in Stung Hav, Sihanoukville. On the same date, a Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between GE and the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) to install a Continuous Emission ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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