Our author explains how risk was managed in a scrubber installation at a Colorado power plant required to make a significant investment to comply with regional haze laws.
This unique uprate project that takes advantage of off-peak power demand at night to charge a thermal energy storage tank.
In this column, the author writes about new nuclear plants, specifically small modular reactors.
Digital is expected to be a gamechanger, so the industry’s broad adoption of digital solutions is no coincidence.
During the construction boom in combined-cycle/cogeneration plants of the 1990s - known as the 'dash to gas' - we were brought in to help several projects that had fallen behind schedule or were suffering from acrimonious relations between a major contractor and the project owner.
While utilities across the country are adapting to manage and navigate a new energy environment, it can be helpful to look at four states who have implemented innovative regulatory mechanisms to incentivize utilities to help customers better manage their energy.
The Environmental Protections Agency estimates that roughly 12 percent of steam electric power plants will have to make new investments including design modifications, process changes, facility expansions, or installing new treatment systems to comply with the agency's effluent limitation guidelines.
Over the last three decades, the nuclear industry has made tremendous progress in reducing the duration of planned outages. It is almost unimaginable to think that in 1990, the average planned outage took more than three months to complete.
Plant Bowen undertook a three month evaluation of a non-chemical dechlorination process, the Hydro-Optic (HOD) UV water treatment technology, manufactured by Atlantium Technologies, Inc., to improve the overall quality of reverse osmosis (RO) feed water at the Plant.
Operators have the impression that because there are not as many moving parts as something such as a turbine generator, the bus duct system does not require the same amount of attention. This common misconception will lead decision-makers to overlook this system when planning upgrades/repairs during a major planned outage.