Storage

A St. Louis firm specializes in getting environmentally challenged properties ready for reuse, including coal plants. As coal-fired power plants become uneconomic and are shut down for good, a new sort of recycling industry is taking shape: the repurposing of those plants. Utilities across the country are finding ways to redevelop abandoned fossil-fueled sites. In...
Offshore

The state’s jumpstart on offshore wind could help it become a pioneer in ocean-related innovation, some leaders think. As Danish wind giant Ørsted prepares to open an offshore wind “innovation hub” in Providence, Rhode Island, some business and economic development leaders hope it could help seed a much larger “blue tech” sector in the state....
Wind Power

Doha, Qatar-based Nebras said today that it acquired a 49% stake in the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm from Hong Kong-based Goldwind. The Stockyard Hill Wind Farm is located in Victoria, Australia, about 35km west of Ballarat. The wind farm, which is set to be completed by the end of the year will have 149 turbines...
Microgrids

Commercial and industrial offtakers might become the main driver for the energy transition in Africa. This is in-line with the global trend that more and more commercial and industrial off-takers integrate renewable energy solutions for powering their sites. Renewables address three different issues: First, making energy greener. Second, reducing costs. Third, in combination with storage,...
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,...
Hydrogen

By William Wilkes, Vanessa Dezem and Anna Shiryaevskaya, Bloomberg  It’s the most nettlesome problem in the quest to ditch fossil fuels: how can you get thousand-degree heat used in factory furnaces without pumping billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere? Heat-intensive processes like steelmaking and oil refineries are the starting point for production of...
Wind Power

Clarion Energy, owner of POWERGEN International, and UL are proud to announce the five winners of the first Excellence in Character awards. In July, the companies announced that they were accepting nominations for a new award program, the Excellence in Character Awards (formerly, Woman of the Year Award), which are given to members of the...