POWERGEN will not be focused on yesterday, for it is not reliving the glory days of coal generation past. The sessions, as the titles suggest, are focused on the future.
These are cost-shared research projects developing advanced technologies for improving the reliability, performance and flexibility of the nation’s existing coal-fired power fleet.
For many organizations contemplating energy-efficient upgrades to their physical plants (such as hotels, healthcare facilities or manufacturing facilities), the extension of the federal tax credit could make CHP more attractive.
Earle Pfefferkorn, president of CleaverBrooks Package Boiler, talked combined heat and power markets and the company’s legacy in packaged boilers.
According to EY’s Women in Power & Utilities Index, only 5 percent of board executives and 16 percent of board members of the top 200 utilities globally were women. Why does this matter? E&Y also found that the top 20 gender-diverse utilities outperformed the bottom 20 by 14.8 percent. That means more gender-diverse boards lead to better businesses.
Consulting company Pöyry has completed work on a power plant on Panay Island in the Philippines.
The Columbus, Ohio-based utility still generates 47 percent of its power from coal, higher than the industry standard of closer to 30 percent. The coal portion of the generation mix was as high as 70 percent only a decade or so ago, according to reports.
The facility is being developed by Balico, the parent company of Chickahominy Power