Power Engineering International magazine for September 2011 edition has been released. 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. Here are feature articles for this month.
Global Renewables Report
Janet L. Sawin and Eric Martinot explore the state of the global renewable energy sector, which has been a positive constant amid the economic turbulence of the last year, growing to supply an estimated 20 per cent of global inal energy consumption in 2010.
Hybrid Power Systems
Associated costs of diesel generator sets have risen sharply. Coupled with concerns over CO2 emission, this means an alternative such as hybrid power systems with rechargeable battery technology is needed.
Coal Fired Plant Upgrade Programme
George N. Stamatelopoulos of EnBW Kraftwerke AG, Germany, looks at the changing role of coal ired generation plants which, with the pressure to reduce carbon emissions, means operators are being encouraged to introduce signiicant plant upgrade programmes.
The UK’s massive offshore wind expansion is driving the development of a new generation of offshore wind turbines rated at 6 MW and above that are bringing innovative solutions in engineering, inance, transmission and maintenance.
Siting Wind Farms
On behalf of Baden-Wuerttemberg’s State Ministry of the Economy, TÜV SÜD has developed a wind atlas that systematically maps the entire surface of the southwest German state, which shows that in-depth wind- data analysis facilitates targeted identiication of ideal wind sites.
Nuclear Market Outlook
March’s East Japanese Earthquake set off global convulsions for the nuclear industry, yet continuing investment in China and around the world suggests its outlook remains promising.
Asia Adopts Engine-Based Cogeneration
The emergence of new models of energy supply for commercial developments, using eficient engine-based technology, is gathering pace in Asia. Gatot Prawiro describes the use of on-site power and trigeneration schemes in Singapore and Jakarta.
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