Power Engineering International Magazine May 2012

power engineering may 2012 cover_imageHere is new issue of Power Engineering International magazine May 2012. You can read latest news on global electric power generation and transmission industry, new technologies and installations, market reports, news, and analysis in this issue.

Feature Articles

Achieving high efficiency and flexibility in the field
On 11 November last year, a new state-of-the-art 870 MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant near the Dutch port city of Rotterdam entered commercial operation.

Historic power station is cutting edge on NOx control
Electric power has been generated at Ferrybridge in Yorkshire since 1924 when the original coal fired station was commissioned.

Chain reaction
What state is the nuclear power industry in as of April 2012? Better, worse — or the same as it was a year earlier?

Strengthening storage solutions
The ability to ‘bottle’ energy could smooth out some of the uncertainties of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, improve supply efficiency and keep costs down.

How bright is the future for CCS demo in Europe?
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) stands out as one of the most important technological solutions if Europe is to achieve its goals for energy and climate change.

Going the distance
Offshore wind farms are a not uncommon sight from the shoreline of many European countries and their construction is continuing apace.

Seeking synchronicity: designing generators for code compliance
Global electricity demand is growing at a rate of 2.4 per cent every year, according to the International Energy Agency, and one of the quickest ways to address this demand is embedded generation – ad hoc power plants consisting of engine-driven generating sets.

Joining the data dots
A little thought can save a lot of wasted effort is a principle formalised in most project-planning methodologies.

Taking Cover
The renewables sector is undergoing a period of turbulence with cuts in government subsidies calling into question the development potential of many projects, especially in Europe where cuts in solar feed-in tariffs range from 15 per cent in Germany to 70 per cent in the UK.

Standardisation is key to Smart Grid success
Smart Grids are designed to balance out electricity production and consumption, paving the way for us to attain an intelligent power supply.

Backing for fracking
For some time shale gas has been hailed as a ‘game-changer’ for the global power market.

Looking for wizards in Oz
As many countries work to make renewable energy a larger percentage of their energy mix, Australia has gone the other way.

Rethinking coal fired power plants’ water reuse
Many studies over the years have examined power plants’ water usage and losses.

From adversity to opportunity – CHP potential in Japan
The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March last year left in its wake a revived debate over the country’s long-term energy mix, along with enduring power shortages in the hardest-hit Tohoku region and neighbouring Kanto, which includes Tokyo.

Renewable energy game changers inventing economic transformation
Hurry up with your work. That was the message delivered to energy innovators by Arun Majumdar, director of the US government’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) at a gathering in a Washington in November

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About Power Engineering International Magazine:
Power Engineering International Magazine is the leading magazine for the global electric power generation and transmission industry. PEI provides articles on new technologies and installations as well as market reports, news, commentary and analysis.



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