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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

U.S., European Legislation Puts Real Muscle into Clean Energy, Decarbonization, and Job Creation, but Must Evolve to Keep Up with Demand

April 26, 2023

Via: PowerMag

With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in December, the U.S. put some real financial muscle behind efforts to combat climate change and incentivize renewable energy with $370 billion in loans, grants, and tax credits to spur clean […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How an EMP or GMD Could Destroy the Power Grid and Create Chaos

April 13, 2023

Via: PowerMag

Perhaps the most devastating thing that could happen in any developed country would be widespread catastrophic damage to its electric power grid. Nearly everything in an industrialized nation relies on electricity to function. Without it, normal water supplies, sewer systems, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Accelerating the Transition to Green Energy with Product Lifecycle Management

February 9, 2023

Via: PowerMag

Rising concerns over climate change have caused a major shift in the energy ecosystem, away from fossil fuels and toward renewable, clean, and sustainable energy. Currently, the earth is about 1.1C warmer than in the late 1800s. As outlined in […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Texas Utility Will Add More Peaking Power

February 2, 2023

Via: PowerMag

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) said it will build a new 190-MW peaker power plant in central Texas to provide additional dispatchable power to the state’s electric grid. A peaker plant is one that is typically used only for […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Pioneering U.S. Wave Energy Power Plant Unveiled

January 12, 2023

Via: PowerMag

One of the first U.S.-based wave energy power plants is set to be deployed at AltaSea’s 35-acre campus located at the Port of Los Angeles. Israeli firm Eco Wave Power, which unveiled the project on Jan. 12, said the AltaSea […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

New Report Shows EU Solar Installations Rise Nearly 50%

December 20, 2022

Via: PowerMag

A new report from industry group SolarPower Europe shows that solar installations in the European Union increased by almost 50% year-over-year in 2022, to a record 41.4 GW of generation capacity. “The numbers are clear. Solar is offering a lifeline […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Pressure on U.S. Nuclear Power Could Mount if Sanctions Imposed on Russian Uranium

March 10, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and ensuing sanctions may have a limited immediate impact on the U.S. nuclear industry, despite its reliance on uranium imports. Potential implications over the longer term, however, require urgent action, officials from the Nuclear Energy Institute […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Why Smarter Grids Start with Mesh Networks and Open Standards

February 17, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Smart grids have been with us for over a decade. But for many power industry stakeholders, they’re associated almost exclusively with smart meters. Remote meter reading is certainly a compelling use case, and one which justified many initial deployments, especially […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Nuclear, Natural Gas Included in EU Taxonomy—With Potentially Problematic Conditions

February 3, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Handing a muted victory to proponents of nuclear and gas, the European Commission (EC) on Feb. 2 adopted a measure that labels some nuclear and gas energy activity as climate-friendly investments. However, it set out strict, potentially limiting technical screening […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Coal Will Remain Prominent for Decades Despite Growing Renewable Power Capacity

February 1, 2022

Via: PowerMag

There are a lot of changes taking place in the world’s energy supplies. We seem to read announcements almost every day about coal plant retirements, and solar and wind farm installations. Yet, when you look at power projections put out […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Top 10 Power Industry News Stories of 2021

December 29, 2021

Via: PowerMag

Mitsubishi Power is developing a 40-MW class gas turbine that can directly combust 100% ammonia under an initiative that responds to heightened global decarbonization ambitions, as well as Japan’s recent roadmap for ammonia fuel. The Yokohama-headquartered power equipment firm, a […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How to Get Up to 40% More Capacity from Existing Power Grid Transmission Lines

November 4, 2021

Via: PowerMag

Experts claim power grid infrastructure needs to be upgraded to accommodate the vast amount of renewable energy expected to be added to the system in coming decades. That could require billions of dollars in investments, millions of hours of planning […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Cooperation Needed to Drive Energy Transition

October 29, 2021

Via: PowerMag

The decarbonization of our global economies is a must to arrest climate change and create a sustainable future for everyone. Yet, the transition off fossil fuels to a more sustainable economic foundation will be rocky. Recent events underscore both the […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Groups Say Nuclear Power Is Helping Achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

October 28, 2021

Via: PowerMag

Nuclear power contributes greatly to achieving each of the 17 United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a 24-page report produced through a collaborative effort by a handful of organizations with ties to the nuclear power industry says. Among the […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Shell Starts Up 10-MW REFHYNE Hydrogen Electrolyzer, Eyes Expansion to 100 MW

July 7, 2021

Via: PowerMag

Shell Energy has started up a 10-MW polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyzer facility—one of the largest of its kind in the world—to produce green hydrogen at its Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland refinery in Wesseling, Germany, and it says plans […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Market Prospects Heating Up for Cryogenic Energy Storage

June 1, 2021

Via: PowerMag

Highview Power, developer of a cryogenic energy storage system, in April selected MAN Energy Solutions to provide the liquid air energy storage (LAES) turbomachinery train for its 50-MW/250-MWh CRYOBattery facility that is under construction in Carrington Village, just outside Manchester […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

China Sets a New Renewable Portfolio Standard

November 1, 2018

Via: PowerMag

China in mid-September increased its renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 35% of electricity consumption by 2030. The country has already heavily invested in wind and solar, and it anticipates more gains will come from some provinces. In a revision of […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

GE Power Inks Its Largest Services Deal Ever

April 25, 2017

Via: PowerMag

GE Power signed a landmark deal to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for 10 power plants with a combined capacity of 11 GW. Sonelgaz SPE, a state-owned utility in charge of electricity and natural gas distribution in Algeria, owns […]


Waste Management

First Taste of Success for ISWA’s Close the Dumpsites Campaign

February 13, 2017

Via: Waste Management World

Following the recent closure of the Estrutural dumpsite serving 5 million people in Brazil’s capital city, a partnership between ISWA and ABRELPE aims to ensure the closure of further dumpsites in the country. Following the recent closure of the Estrutural […]