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PE Volume 121 Issue 6

Power Plant Construction Practices

Whether it is new construction or replacing equipment during an outage, today's power plant construction projects place great emphasis on safety, on-time delivery, and budget.

Dispatch Efficiency

A New Way to Look at the Economics of Modern Flexible Combined Cycles

Water is Definitely Not Water

During the period of large power plant construction in the last century, fresh water was plentiful and was typically the choice for plant makeup.

Optimizing Post-Combustion Carbon Capture

Carbon dioxide (CO2) constitutes the largest fraction of greenhouse gases, which are widely believed to be a major contributor to climate change.

Reciprocating Engine Generator Technology

In today's dynamic energy industry, the need for flexible, efficient electricity generation is increasingly important. The days of predictable peak demand patterns are behind us.

Conversion to Natural Gas Igniters Reduces Fuel Cost

Tampa Electric's generating fleet provides 4,700 MW of power to some 700,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in west central Florida.

The Perils and Promise of Youth

One of the perks of writing the Nuclear Reactions column for Power Engineering is that I get to write about a wide variety of nuclear-related topics. I also get the opportunity on occasion to point out linkages (or differences) between seemingly unconnected topics. This column squarely fits into this latter category.

Industry News

Global Orders for Wind Turbines Continue to Increase Wind turbines totaling nearly 15,000 MW in capacity were ordered for wind projects worldwide in the second half of 2016, according to a new report from Navigant...


Industry News