Bioenergy

The holidays are upon us. In the United States, most Americans will sit down to a feast with friends and family on Thursday, November 28 and immediately following that celebration, Christmas and Hanukah lights will begin to dot houses across the country in anticipation of December festivities. In Europe, the holiday season begins on November...
Hydropower

Staff with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) have detailed the depth of its continuing efforts to address cybersecurity challenges facing the nation’s energy infrastructure, including hydropower facilities. The presentation detailed several organizational changes meant to better focus the agency’s resources on quickly evolving cyber challenges, including creation of a new security-focused group within the...
Hydropower

Brazil’s 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower plant in the Amazon rainforest will start operating at full capacity, after clearance from regulator Aneel was received earlier this week. According to BNamericas, the 18-turbine project on the Xingú River in Pará state is operated under a 35-year concession contract by the Norte Energia consortium, which includes state-run Eletrobras, Eletronorte,...
Event Coverage

A lunch held Wednesday at POWERGEN International highlighted the importance of “a better balance” in the energy industry workforce, with a focus on getting more women in the workforce but also more diversity and inclusion overall. The Lunch for a Better Balance, sponsored by UL, featured three speakers who all received Excellence in Character Awards...
Solar

Southern Company has taken a unique approach to integrating its work with solar farms and microgrids into its existing generating portfolio and plant personnel, and hydro general manager Herbie Johnson shared it with POWERGEN International attendees Tuesday. During his presentation – entitled Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Saving Money, Attracting Talent by Wrapping Solar,...
Hydropower

By Justin Villamil, Bloomberg Mexico’s president is upending a system to encourage renewable-power development, dealing another blow to efforts to attract private investment to the nation’s energy sector. The government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is changing rules for clean-energy credits, allowing aging hydroelectric dams operated by Mexico’s state-owned utility to qualify. The move, critics say,...
Baseload

The World Energy Outlook 2019, the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) flagship publication, has identified deep disparities in today’s energy world. The report delves into the dissonance between well-supplied oil markets and growing geopolitical tensions and uncertainties, the gap between increased emissions and the insufficiency of stated policies to curb those emissions in line with international...
Storage

In a strange twist of events, POWERGEN Europe (PGE) took place in Paris the week just prior to POWERGEN International. Normally, the events would be separated by at least a month but this year they fell back-to-back. While the timing could be better for exhibitors and attendees who normally go to both events, on the...
Event Coverage

New Orleans is the most European of U.S. cities, a low-lying port founded by the French, run by the Spanish for a time and long one of America’s most popular destinations for tourists. It’s the entry and exit point for ships on global commercial voyages to and from the U.S. It has great ties to...