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Give us your gas-fired turbine stories, your utility-scale wind and solar developments, your power plant case studies. We are now at liberty to reveal that POWERGEN International has opened its call for abstracts. Click here to find out more and to submit a potential session for the nation’s biggest annual power generation conference happening December 8-10 in...
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As president and CEO of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), Julia Hamm is an expert on grid decarbonization, among many other cutting-edge topics. Read more to understand her take on the evolution of the grid and how her organization is working to educate utilities. By Claire Volkwyn, Smart Energy International Volkwyn: Thank you for...
Wind Power

On the occasion of COP25’s Gender Day, 14 wind energy associations representing the industry across the world have committed to uphold best practices for gender diversity at their future industry events. Led by the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, a joint initiative between the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition...
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At a session during POWERGEN International, representatives from the energy storage industry discussed the risk of fire for energy storage projects that include lithium-ion batteries. Paul Hayes, CEO of American Fire Technologies walked the audience through what happens when a battery catches fire. He explained that no technology exists to stop Thermal Runaway (TR), the...
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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,...
Hydrogen

On Tuesday during POWERGEN International, representatives from Clarion Energy, Ansaldo, NEL Hydrogen and MAN Energy Solutions discussed the future role of hydrogen in the power industry at a session sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency. The future is very bright, according to the speakers. Jeff Benoit with Ansaldo Energia showed the attendees how hydrogen can...
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...
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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...