Thermal power plant protocols for upgrading turbine-generator units specify guidelines for controlling humidity when the unit’s internal components are exposed during maintenance.
Why are there not more battery energy storage systems being installed? At the current rate of growth, getting from 622 MW to 27 GW in eight years appears to be an impossibility.
2017 marked another remarkable year for renewable energy resources in the U.S. power sector.
This paper reviews the conditions and process behind the rapid growth of renewable energy
Tests conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory show that utility-scale photovoltaic plants are not only capable of providing essential reliability services that can enhance system flexibility and reliability without carbon emissions but can perform even better than conventional power plants.
A new gas-fired power plant equipped with five reciprocating engines was recently completed in Rochester, Minnesota. The project demonstrates why reciprocating engines are becoming increasingly popular for utility-scale power projects.
This article examines a $3.5 billion investment in new generation projects in Mexico, including the 890-MW Topolobampo II Combined Cycle Power Plant.
A DCS provides operations with the ability to view the status of the entire Microgrid in a common location.
The average U.S. hydroelectric plant has been operating for 64 years. Such a lengthy service record shows the plants have staying power. But it also invites questions about aging hydro control systems.
Operators are under increasing pressure to find ways to improve the dispatch capability of their combined cycle facilities.