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Power plant O&M: how does the industry stack up on cost?
29 October, 2014 | by Chris Lo
Operations and maintenance costs vary widely between different forms of power generation but form an important part of any power plant's business case. Power Technology ranks average O&M costs...
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Why Sweden values Norwegian wind more than Finnish 27 October, 2014 by Adam Leach The European Court of Justice recently ruled in favour of Sweden's right to refuse a Finnish wind farm operator access to its green certificate scheme, even though the power generated was...

Cyber Espionage: Understanding Energetic Bear 23 October, 2014 by Adam Leach Earlier this year, a cyber attack carried out by a group called Energetic Bear successfully infiltrated the computers and systems of more than 1,000 organisations operating in the global...

Lighting the future: The rising stock of Gallium nitrade 21 October, 2014 Heralded as the most important semiconductor since silicon, gallium nitride holds potential for many important applications, such as LEDs, and could be the key material for the next generation...

Nuclear waste disposal – what the UK can learn from its Gallic neighbours 15 October, 2014 by Heidi Vella The UK government is embarking on a search for the ideal spot to locate an underground nuclear waste repository after one site was vetoed last year. Meanwhile, across the channel, France...

Roundtable – What’s holding back gender diversity in the utilities industry? 13 October, 2014 by Heidi Vella As the utilities industry enters a new era, gender diversity will be key to providing new perspectives and ideas. So why are women still so under-represented? Key female industry figures,...

European Commission gives green light to state backing Hinckley Point 09 October, 2014 by Adam Leach The European Commission has given the UK Government the go ahead to offer EDF a guaranteed price per unit of electricity generated for a 35-year period for the purpose of incentivising...

Solar farms – abuzz with biodiversity? 09 October, 2014 by Dr Gareth Evans Britain’s ability to generate green electricity is growing, but with utility-scale solar farms typically covering up to 100 acres of land or more – usually in rural areas – is it good news...

Future Power Technology Magazine: Issue 55 06 October, 2014 In this issue: the energy potential of deep ocean currents, unanswered questions surrounding the Moorside nuclear project, France’s nuclear power cap, cleaning up the air in China, the UK’s plan...

September's top stories: MIT liquid batter system, 238MW Japan plant investment 06 October, 2014 by Shalini M P Nair MIT researchers have created a new liquid battery system, which can enable wind and solar facilities to compete with traditional power plants, and Kuni Umi, GE Energy Financial Services and...

Moorside nuclear power plant: far from a done deal 06 October, 2014 Plans in Cumbria to build Europe’s largest power plant have been cemented after Toshiba and GDF Suez signed a deal to develop the site. But big questions remain over the design of the plant and...

The top 10 biggest power companies of 2014 02 October, 2014 Five of the world’s ten biggest power companies are based in Europe; the remaining five are all based in the United States. Power-technology.com profiles the world’s ten biggest power companies...

Balancing act: safeguarding energy security in the UK 17 September, 2014 by Chris Lo The UK has been reforming its energy market to provide the capacity it will need over the next decade and beyond. With the risk of blackouts looming, will the country's short-term...

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