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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 employ VPP solutions to integrate roof top solar plants, wind turbines, generator sets (diesel and gas) and batteries....
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 build all of the new universal solar capacity cost-effectively - meaning that these investments will result in net...
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 athttps://www.landinst.com/documents/1217, outlines how power-generation plant operators must measure either particulate matter (PM) and/or opacity, and monitor and report measurement results to ensure compliance with current regulations. In general, opacity and PM measurements...
Pushing Plant’s Power
GE’s Power Servicesand 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 said. The upgrades will help Songas increase efficiency at the plant and improve capacity by approximately 10 MW. Today, the power plant provides nearly 25% of the power in Tanzania. &ldquo...
One-stop fulfillment: Siemens Gamesa to supply EnBW Albatros offshore wind power plant as first German full-scope-project
Following the 497-megawatt (MW) order for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind power-plant, EnBW has also awarded Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy with the installation of the neighboring 112-MW-project EnBW Albatros. The scope of supply includes 16 direct-drive SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines on monopile foundations and the grid connection via a Siemens Offshore Transformer Module (OTM). Siemens Gamesa will install both wind power plants in parallel. Installation will start in spring 2018. The projects are located 90...