Advanced technology steam- and gas-turbine generators, hydro-generators and power plant instrumentation and control systems are provided. The new 3A gas-turbine family offers proven high-efficiency performance and the lowest life-cycle costs of any unit on the market. Complete field and shop service capabilities for steam, hydro and gas-turbine generators are also offered. Creative service solutions from the company can assist power plant owners in getting the most from their turbine and generat
The high-power (to 65 kVA), high-voltage (to 60 V dc), high-frequency-switching IGBT dc-ac inverter provides a source of controllable, industrial quality ac power for use on mass transit vehicles. Variations of these products can supply utility grade, three-phase ac power from solar and solar/diesel hybrid generated high-voltage dc. Company`s mechanical components group also offers high-temperature/high-pressure, mainshaft, gearbox and segmented seals; bellows; valves; brushless dc cooling fans;
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reproved a report released earlier this year by the Center for Energy and Economic Development (CEED). The report, "Energy Choices in a Competitive Era: The Role of Renewable and Traditional Energy Resources in America`s Electricity Generation Mix," was reviewed in last month`s Power Engineering ("Renewable energy fails to deliver, says study").
According to the National BioEnergy Industries Association (NBIA), Washington, D.C., the biomass power industry in California grew at an annual rate of 28 percent during the 1980s. California`s biomass-fired capacity was 807 MW in 1990.
By Brian Ranschaert, Consumers Power Co., and Dick Maxson, Wheelabrator Clean Water Inc./Johnson Screens(TM)
Coal will remain the dominant fuel for electric power generation through at least the year 2004, according to the North American Electric Reliability Council`s Electricity Supply & Demand 1995-2004. Coal will generate 57 percent of the nation`s electricity in 1995, with oil and gas combining for 11.5 percent. Nuclear accounts for 22.4 percent and hydro produces 8.7 percent.
A 20-kW solar dish Stirling power system is installed and producing power for Public Service of Colorado. The system, developed by Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) and Stirling Thermal Motors, has been operating perfectly since it was switched on June 1.
Renewables can`t compete with coal or gas at today`s prices. With coal and gas fueling electricity generation at about 4 cents/kWh, even wind, renewable energy`s low-cost leader, falls short at 5 to 8 cents/kWh. It will take more than tax incentives to rescue renewables in a competition-based market.
The City of Colorado Springs, Colo., has awarded Sulzer USA Inc., San Francisco, Calif., a $4.4 million equipment contract to supply one complete 25-MW vertical Pelton turbine unit for the new powerhouse Tesla with commercial operation scheduled for June 1997....Illinois Power has partnered with Integrated Business Systems Inc., Springfield, Ill., to market and support a new gas compliance system software package....PECO Energy Co. has been named to Computerworld magazine`s 1995 "Global 100" lis
The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) reports that proximity to transmission lines, a previous obstacle to wind development, should no longer hinder the technology. EIA said there are 240,000 square miles of land in the country with wind development potential that lie within 10 miles of an existing transmission facility. EIA projects that land area could accommodate 734,000 average MW of wind energy capacity. "EIA`s findings are very encouraging at a time when wind energy technology is beginn