In the last few years, more and more mining companies have adopted wind and solar systems to reduce their energy costs at remote off-grid mines.
In today’s rapidly shifting energy and natural resource industry, every decision is global. New resources are discovered and developed, old ones are optimized, and the fruits of the industry’s labor are distributed around the world with breathtaking speed and efficiency.
Chinese solar products manufacturer LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd, along with its wholly-owned subsidiary LONGi Solar,the world’s leading manufacturer of mono cells and modules, has announced plans to expand its solar cell and modulefactory in India’s Andhra Pradesh region to meet the country’s rapidly-rising demand for solar energy and increase LONGi’s overseas sales.
Almost 60 percent of utility executives in 20 countries rank distributed generation as the biggest disrupter to their operations, according to a 2017 survey by Accenture, the global services company. Distributed generation, the executives predict, will reduce their revenues, increase grid faults and erode their business models.
Operator effectiveness is fundamental to power plant performance. With the daily decisions of control room personnel directly impacting safety, production, process availability and quality, it is important to keep the operator in focus.
This solution provides a way to use the PXG900 to receive and store waveforms from one or more PXM2280 or PXM2290 power quality meters.
Water in steam tubes can lead to trouble. However, a new solution, utilizing ultrasonic flowmeter technology, allows precise water detection in heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) systems, giving operators the opportunity to alleviate the problem before failure results.
Which one can drive stronger outcomes for project owners?
EPC or EPCM? When it comes to contract strategies for major projects, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Management (EPCM) style contracts are two of the key options, but which one provides better outcomes for project owners?
In recent years, the ORC market expanded rapidly in terms of installed plants, power and number of ORC manufacturers. New markets, like the waste heat recovery from industrial process or endothermic engines, are growing very fast, but the biomass combustion and the exploitation of geothermal brines have been confirmed as the two main fields of application.
Every day, cyber attacks against government and commercial computer networks number in the millions. According to U.S. Cyber Command, Pentagon systems are probed 250,000 times per our.
It seems the utilities industry is being attacked from all sides. The decline of coal-fired power plants, the rise of renewables, finalization of the nation’s first carbon regulations, and the proliferation of distributed energy resources, to name a few, are all pressuring utilities to adjust their business models in order to operate in a new energy ecosystem.
Improving turbine reliability to 99.9% will require new data analysis approaches across the industry, according to a researcher linked to Sandia National Laboratories.