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PE Volume 104 Issue 11
In September a nuclear industry group met to explore what it would take to begin another nuclear power project in the U.S.. According to Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) president Joe F. Colvin, "We're exploring what does it take and what kinds of rates of return and types of investment risk would one have to look at, and so on."
RJM Corporation, Norwalk Conn., has formed the Advanced Technologies Group, responsible for introducing new energy products and engineering solutions. The new division is offering RJM ARIS, a urea-based selective catalytic reduction system to reduce NOx emissions from stationary diesel and natural gas engines.
When Kansas City Power & Light (KCPL) assessed future needs for trained personnel, the company discovered it faced a critical shortage of technicians and initiated an aggressive program of technical training and apprenticeships to address the problem.
Large induced draft (ID) fans are perfect candidates for using medium voltage AC drive technology. The payback for these systems, from energy savings alone, is as little as three years for a base-loaded unit and sooner for units with wide load variation.
As we enter the 21st century, conventional PC burning technology will face competition from integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) for electric power generation. Currently, 56 percent of the electric power generated in the U.S. is from coal.
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