Event Coverage

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...
Hydropower

The Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority says 2019 was a historic year for development of water and hydropower resources in Pakistan: Record generation of hydroelectricity was supplied to the National Grid, and construction work on the 800-MW Mohmand Dam project was initiated in May 2019. The hydropower stations WAPDA owns and operates provided 34.678...
Wind Power

By Ewa Krukowska and Jonathan Stearns, Bloomberg Europe is set to stake its economic future on an environmental clean-up that will overhaul the way the world’s biggest single market polices businesses and manages trade relations. The new order unveiled on Wednesday by the European Union’s executive arm will center on a goal to eliminate by mid-century...
Solar

A predictable revenue stream from a creditworthy “offtaker” is the standard approach to finance an energy project.  Traditionally, developers sought a long-term, fixed price power purchase agreement (PPA) with a utility offtaker to meet this financeability requirement, but such agreements have become increasingly challenging to secure.  Hedge agreements, in a number of forms, have emerged...
Solar

Solar enjoys tremendous advantages over conventional power. It’s cleaner. It’s cheaper than traditional power in many parts of the world. And it’s popular with consumers. But there is also an often unrecognized aspect of solar that will play a leading role in further lowering costs and driving adoption.
O&M

Digitalisation is enabling renewable energy asset owners to gather, display, analyse and act on data more effectively than ever before, giving rise to astonishing technological developments in both performance monitoring and asset management. When used and managed effectively, data is an exceptionally powerful tool, helping us to identify trends, predict future problems, recognise investment opportunities...
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...
O&M

By Oliver Sachgau and Eyk Henning, Bloomberg Siemens AG aims to shed about 75% of its struggling power and gas unit in one of the most radical moves to date by Chief Executive Joe Kaeser to untangle the sprawling conglomerate and try to boost its valuation. The Munich-based industrial giant wants to “massively deconsolidate” the division...
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,...
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...