Utilization of additive manufacturing for gas turbine component design has been demonstrated to accelerate design cycle times, reduce development test times, provide increased test data and serve to reduce overall time to final component release.
Many modern utilities may have a diverse portfolio of generating assets which often includes aging coal fired units which are nearing or at the end of their economic operating life.
The study’s motivating question is whether certain electric-sector decisions that are made based on assumptions reflecting low VRE levels will still achieve their intended objective in a high VRE future.
The American Society of Safety Engineers reports workplace safety has plateaued over the last decade. This is true of the power industry, although significant strides have been made to protect workers. However, we cannot claim victory until we can drive the injury rate to zero.
The company making the most headway in the design and development of SMR technology is NuScale Power.
The ELG’s for FGD wastewater list two primary methods of treatment.
Conventional fossil fired boilers are being forced to meet stricter emissions limitations. The departure from the original design intent of the firing system and the aging of associated plant systems creates unique challenges when these boilers are modified to comply with lower emission limits.
A growing investment in renewable energy and distributed energy resources (DER) is creating opportunities also for ongoing modernization of the grid — and the effort shows no signs of letting up.
Rawhide Energy Station discusses the value of the simulator from both an operation and an engineering perspective and how it is helping to drive consistency, cultural change and continuous operational improvement.
By 2020, analysts expect bandwidth demands from online streaming services to have grown even larger. In the face of this rising demand, utilities must accept the changes to provide reduced costs and risks to ratepayers.