Editor`s Note: Throughout the past year, in celebration of our 100th anniversary, Power Engineering has featured historical articles about the development of important power generation technologies. We have traced the steps of the inventors and the companies who have enabled not only a whole industry, but a whole way of life. It seems only fitting, now, that we culminate this celebration by looking to the future.
You, our readers, know that the power generation business is undergoing significant changes. New technologies are becoming more competitive, and new economic and political realities are shaping the structures that surround the use of those new technologies. But what will the industry look like in five, 10 or even another 100 years? What fuels will be used? Will nuclear power come back? Will we still have utilities as we know them? These and many other questions are addressed by prominent industry leaders in this special 100th anniversary edition of Power Engineering.