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PE Volume 122 Issue 2

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Old boiler systems with outdated, inefficient equipment are the norm for our industry. This is because boiler technology is largely stable, and boilers are reliable pieces of equipment that can last decades.

New Solar Project Signs Record Low PPA

A power purchase agreement for an in-development solar project has netted what the Rocky Mountain Institute has called the lowest reported contract for distributed photovoltaic solar energy in the United States.

Why Keeping Cool Keeps Output High

Gas Turbines operate at a constant volume of very clean air. It's the density of this air however that holds the key if we want to keep our Gas Turbine Power Output levels high.

Maintaining High Combined Cycle HRSG Efficiency and Reliability

During the heyday of coal-fired power plant construction and operation in the last century, many lessons were learned regarding correct water/steam chemistry control in high-pressure, fossil-fuel steam generators.

Retrofitting Boilers for the Future

Old boiler systems with outdated, inefficient equipment are the norm for our industry. This is because boiler technology is largely stable, and boilers are reliable pieces of equipment that can last decades.

Keys to Integrating UAS Technology into Asset Management

With UAV prices dropping, using UAV as part of an integrated enterprise asset management program is becoming easier than ever. Or, is it?

Dear Regulator: Writing to the Environmental Agency

My job depends on effective written communication with local, state, or federal agencies. Before I begin writing, I focus on four concepts

Kudos to Kyoto?

The resurrection (or reincarnation) of CPP got me to thinking about the evolution of climate change regulation.

Aligning Business and Social Issues for Utilities

Ignoring social issues is no longer an option for today's businesses. That's especially true for utilities that are increasingly faced with modern-day challenges to their operations and efficiencies.

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