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The M+M Turbinen-Technik GmbH will deliver a steam turbine generator set for an innovative Integrated Solar Energy System developed by Aalborg CSP in South Australia. The integrated solar energy system will support the end-client, Sundrop Farms’ sustainable horticulture activities in the South Australian desert using sunlight and seawater as the main resources. Multiple technologies are being combined to utiliSe the given natural resources in the most efficient manner. The solar plant is based on direct steam generation using the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tower technology. The emerging steam will be utiliSed to produce fresh water for the greenhouse by desalinating seawater and for heating the greenhouse in both wintertime and on cold summer nights. The secondary steam will drive the M+M steam turbine to produce an electrical output of 1500kW. The delivery of the M+M turbine is scheduled for January 2016.


Comparison of PWM snd SVM based active filters
By S. Sherine, A.P, EEE Department, Bharath University
Abstract ~ The aim of this project is to simulate VSI and CSI based active power filters to Non-linear load for improving power quality. THD is used as measuring index for comparing performances of these filters. These filters can reduce harmonic in supply current. View here
Utility requirements document for small modular reactors
The Utility Requirements Document is a declaration of owner/operator requirements for new nuclear plants, large or small. More than 1200 specific changes were made in the revision to accommodate SMR designs, ranging from emergency planning and human factors design to detailed technical modifications associated with safety systems and building arrangement. Notably, the EPRI Utility Requirements Document can be used throughout a nuclear power plant project’s lifetime ~ before, during, and after technology selection ~ to support successful project execution. View here
Elected officials from the Commonwealth of Virginia joined Panda Power Funds Thursday to break ground on the company’s 778MW “Stonewall” generating station located in Loudoun County, Virginia. The combined-cycle power plant will be one of the newest, cleanest and most efficient natural gas-fueled power facilities in the United States. The plant is expected to enter commercial service on June 1, 2017. The Stonewall project marked the sixth financing of a large scale power facility by Panda Power Funds in a three year period, representing approximately $5 billion in total combined capital. The Stonewall facility itself raised debt capital of approximately $570 million. Panda Power Funds is also supplying equity capital for the power project along with large institutional co-investors, including Siemens Financial Services.
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Nukes in week of celebration
On: 21-10-2014 Topic: General

Georgia Power is celebrating national Nuclear Science Week (October 20-24) by hosting and participating in a series of special local events in and around the company’s Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Georgia.

The annual celebration is organised to draw attention to all aspects of nuclear science and the vital role it plays in the lives of Americans, as well as encourage education and highlight the energy careers of tomorrow.

The week is especially poignant in Georgia as the construction of Plant Vogtle units three and four continues to progress, employing more than 5000 workers as the largest job-producing project in the state.

The Nuclear Literacy Project and the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Eastern Washington Section and ANS Puget Sound Section are collaborating with national and regional organisations to host activities in Seattle that will be featured for this year’s observance of Nuclear Science Week.

The regional presence of multiple nuclear start-ups ~ the public power entity Energy Northwest, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, AREVA, aerospace and naval presence, as well as many contract companies ~ offer a potent narrative about the future of energy within a community that values innovation.

Programs for the week are designed to encourage education and awareness of the intersections of nuclear technologies and the rapidly changing world.

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Nukes in week of celebration

Georgia Power is celebrating national Nuclear Science Week (October 20-24) by hosting and participating in a series of special local events in and around the company’s Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Georgia.

The annual celebration is organised to draw Read More..

China keen on new gambling venue

A Chinese city of 9m people is getting in on emissions trading, despite being left out of an official pilot programme.

Qingdao missed out on China’s official pilot programme, under which seven cities and regions are developing emissions trading schemes.

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UK renewables are heading to the Pots

The renewables industry is in for a shakeup next year and the government transfers from Renewable Obligations (RO) to Contract of Difference (CfD).

The UK government department responsible for energy policy, the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), Read More..

Spains's renewable cos saved by diversity

If a less than year ago changes in Spanish renewable energy law meant the future looked bleak for names such as Abengoa and Acciona, in the last six months the main players in the sector have demonstrated nothing short of management genius in producing sparkling financial Read More..

Lasers make for better electric steel

Researchers have found a way to improve the performance of electrical steel and manufacture it more efficiently, using an optimised laser process.

Transformers convert the standard voltage from the wall outlet into the lower voltages required by electronic Read More..

A new dawn for a new grid?

The New York State Public Service Commission is trying to flatten those peaks in the electricity grid.

To do it, it’s proposing an ambitious re-engineering of the energy grid.

The proposal, if implemented, would enable energy to be m Read More..

Example Norway the best way forward

As part of as push for indepenmdence, the Scotish Government's energy minister Fergus Ewing (pictured), compares Scotland and Norway’s experience since the discovery of North Sea Oil, highlighting the mismanagement of the resource in the UK and the opportunities with indep Read More..

Meters recalled after fires

SaskPower is conducting an internal review of its smart meter program; the Crown Investment Corporation is running a concurrent investigation.

The company has recalled the 105,000 already-installed meters, and is repla Read More..



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UK wind power generation soared in the second quarter according to the latest British Department of Energy & Climate Change figures. Highlights for the three month period April to June 2015, compared to the same period a year earlier include, that wind power generation by major power producers increased by 61% to 6,9bln kWh. Offshore wind generation in the second quarter 2015 was up 70% (+1.5bln kWh) compared with a year ago, while onshore wind generation was up 53% (+1.2bln kWh). This is due to an increased capacity of wind farms and an average wind speed increase of 1.3 knots. Overall renewable power generation rose by 58% with growth in biomass.

RWE AG reports acting on the unexpectedly negative mid-year result for 2015 at UK subsidiary RWE npower. Paul Coffey is to become the new CEO of the company as well as Country Chair UK. Dirk Simons, chief finance officer of RWE Innogy, will become chief operating officer. Martin Mikláš, chief finance officer at RWE Polska, will take over as chief finance officer. Chief executive officer Paul Massara and chief finance officer Jens Madrian will leave RWE npower on their own wishes and by mutual agreement. The operating result of RWE npower deteriorated by 60% year on year in the first six months of 2015. The press release stated the outlook for the Supply UK division had to be corrected downwards considerably. In addition to market-induced effects, the main drivers here were process and system-related problems in invoicing to residential customers.

Areva reports the I&C operational cabinets have been delivered to Olkiluoto 3 site. “This achievement of a major milestone is one important step toward the plant’s systems testing phase,” the company states. The I&C system is used to monitor and control the nuclear power plant and is a key component in reactor operations. “As a next step, the focus is on the completion of the overall I&C testing campaign on the remaining I&C safety equipment and their delivery to Olkiluoto 3 site during the coming winter,” Areva said. “Thanks to the strong commitment of the OL3 teams in Finland, Germany, and France we have been able to deliver the first I&C cabinets,” Jean-Pierre Mouroux, OL3 project director said. “This installation will enable the plant’s systems commissioning to begin in the first quarter of 2016. Now we have in Olkiluoto all the main elements to complete the construction,” Jouni Silvennoinen, senior vice president responsible for the OL3 Project at TVO said. “The main focus now is at the site works to keep the scheduled targets.”