When it comes to natural gas-fired and coal-fired assets in North America, two subjects have taken over the headlines: The amount of natural gas available for electricity production in North America and regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that are pending and have been passed.
Renewable energy in the U.S. is at a crossroads.
At a gala banquet at POWER-GEN International in Las Vegas, Nev., on December 12, Power Engineering magazine's editors recognized the 2011 Projects of the Year Award finalists and announced three winners.
The decision to use aero-derivative gas turbines is mainly based on economical and operational advantages.
Mercury control for coal-fired power plants is not a "one size fits all" technology.
A study to understand the effects of geometry and water supply pressure on the void transport has been performed using RELAP5.
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has connected so much new wind generation to its transmission system so fast that the BPA grid now holds more wind capacity than all but three states.
For U.S. power generators, 2012 should be a momentous and decisive year.
Although I'm sure not much sympathy can be found in this audience, 2011 was a difficult year for the Environmental Protection Agency.
The reciprocating internal combustion engine is a well proven and familiar technology with decades of use for stationary power generation.
Two years ago, the U.S. pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent below its 2005 levels by 2020.
Starting out as the University Farm in 1905, UC Davis has become a research leader in biology, agriculture and environmental science.
As power plant designs have evolved over the past 50 years, top boiler pressure i.e. superheated high pressure turbine inlet conditions, has increased dramatically.
Kistler, a supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque and acceleration, has introduced the USB-based Type 2825A DynoWare universal data acquisition and analysis software, designed for direct compatibility with Kistler stationary and rotary measuring systems, including single- and multi-component dynamometers and other force sensors.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency and interviews with The Associated Press, at least one unit at the following power plants is at risk of retirement because of new rules the EPA released last month to limit mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants
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