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PE Volume 106 Issue 3
Initial findings from a new study of utility companies indicate that North American utilities are considering and making plans for a role for distributed generation equipment in their service areas.
According to energy technology market and research firm Venture Development Corp. (VDC), DOE's recently announced $1.5 billion funding of a Freedom Car could stimulate the marketplace for stationary fuels cells as well, albeit somewhat indirectly.
January's explosion at FuelCell Energy's Torington, Conn. manufacturing plant, caused a brief delay in shipments, but the company expects to make all deliveries planned for the year.
Bill Gates has said, "Take our 20 best people and virtually overnight we become a mediocre company."
Lignite is noted primarily for its low heating value relative to bituminous coals, typically in the range of 6,200-7,200 Btu/lb.
Nondestructive testing is an essential tool in predicting the life of boiler tubes, whose failures are the major factor in unscheduled outages costing electric power producers more than $5 billion a year in repair costs and lost revenue.
Wisconsin Electric-Wisconsin Gas (WE-WG) and ADA Environmental Solutions (ADA-ES) have released preliminary findings from one of the nation's first full-scale tests of carbon injection to control power plant mercury emissions.