New Article information at Power Technology New and updated information from Article listed on www.power-technology.com http://www.power-technology.com/ en-us http://www.power-technology.com/ New Article information at Power Technology http://www.power-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Future Power Technology: Issue 84 http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurefuture-power-technology-issue-84-5752390/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurefuture-power-technology-issue-84-5752390/ In this issue: New Development Bank’s renewable funding in BRICS, mapping Asia’s nuclear power progress, solar investment models, building a UK smart grid, the hyper-growth of electric cars, the benefits of virtual power plants, and more. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:47:00 GMT Sensing wind damage before it happens http://www.power-technology.com/features/featuresensing-wind-damage-before-it-happens-5752271/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featuresensing-wind-damage-before-it-happens-5752271/ IoT company Ekkosense is building sensors which could allow energy companies to predict weather damage before it happens. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:30:00 GMT Drax Group: facing a post-coal future http://www.power-technology.com/features/featuredrax-group-facing-a-post-coal-future-5749932/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featuredrax-group-facing-a-post-coal-future-5749932/ The British energy landscape is changing, and Drax Group, operator of the UK’s largest power station, is changing with it. Along with continuing Drax power station’s biomass conversion, the acquisition of energy retailer Opus Energy and the purchase … Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:38:00 GMT Building smart grids in the UK: Brexit clouds the bigger picture http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurebuilding-smart-grids-in-the-uk-brexit-clouds-the-bigger-picture-5742792/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurebuilding-smart-grids-in-the-uk-brexit-clouds-the-bigger-picture-5742792/ The UK Government hopes that smart grids will pave the way towards a renewable energy future. But is it prepared to level the playing field with fossil fuels, and could Brexit throw a spanner in the works? Nnamdi Anyadike investigates. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Asia takes the lead on nuclear development http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureasia-takes-the-lead-on-nuclear-development-5741962/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureasia-takes-the-lead-on-nuclear-development-5741962/ A new World Nuclear Association report has emphasised the strength of nuclear innovation and development in Asia. In 2015, nine of the ten reactors that came online were in East Asia, and there are already dozens more in the works. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT On target: the New Development Bank and BRICS renewable goals http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureon-target-the-new-development-bank-and-brics-renewable-goals-5736468/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureon-target-the-new-development-bank-and-brics-renewable-goals-5736468/ Set up by the five BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – the New Development Bank provides energy investment targets for some of the biggest energy consumers on the planet. But are these targets proving successful in encou… Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT Power linking India: the high voltage power set to span the country http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurepower-linking-india-the-high-voltage-power-set-to-span-the-country-5741749/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurepower-linking-india-the-high-voltage-power-set-to-span-the-country-5741749/ ABB and POWERGRID are building one of the longest power links in India, which will bring reliable power to 80 million people. But in a country struggling to modernise its energy sector, cut emissions, and bring electricity to a quarter of its populat… Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT Galloper Offshore Wind Farm http://www.power-technology.com/projects/galloper-offshore-wind-farm/ http://www.power-technology.com/projects/galloper-offshore-wind-farm/ The Galloper offshore wind farm will be located 27km off the Suffolk Coast in the Thames Estuary, UK. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT 3D printing is changing manufacturing at Siemens as turbine blades prove a success http://www.power-technology.com/features/feature3d-printing-is-changing-manufacturing-at-siemens-as-turbine-blades-prove-a-success-5741941/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/feature3d-printing-is-changing-manufacturing-at-siemens-as-turbine-blades-prove-a-success-5741941/ Siemens have 3D printed a gas turbine blade, and successfully load tested it at demanding speeds and temperatures. It’s a big step forward for the use of Additive Manufacturing in the energy sector, but will it usher in more commonplace 3D printing? Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:40:00 GMT St. Charles Power Station, Louisiana http://www.power-technology.com/projects/st-charles-power-station-louisiana/ http://www.power-technology.com/projects/st-charles-power-station-louisiana/ The St. Charles Power Station is a new 980MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant under construction in St. Charles Parish, approximately 48km west of New Orleans, Louisiana, US. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Lynemouth Biomass Power Station, Northumberland http://www.power-technology.com/projects/lynemouth-biomass-power-station-northumberland/ http://www.power-technology.com/projects/lynemouth-biomass-power-station-northumberland/ Located in the Northumberland coastal community of Lynemouth, Ashington, UK, the Lynemouth thermal power station operated until 1972 on coal fuel. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT The UK’s 2025 coal phase-out: pipe dream or a realistic road to renewables? http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurethe-uks-2025-coal-phase-out-a-pipe-dream-or-a-realistic-point-in-the-rise-of-renewables-5731297/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurethe-uks-2025-coal-phase-out-a-pipe-dream-or-a-realistic-point-in-the-rise-of-renewables-5731297/ 2016’s surge in renewables will be welcomed by the government, but is it sufficient to meet the 2025 phase-out deadline? Nnamdi Anyadike investigates. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Tees Renewable Energy Plant, Teesside http://www.power-technology.com/projects/tees-renewable-plant-teesside/ http://www.power-technology.com/projects/tees-renewable-plant-teesside/ Tees Renewable Energy Plant (Tees REP) is a 299MW biomass-powered, combined heat and power (CHP) plant proposed by MGT Teesside, a wholly owned subsidiary of MGT Power. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Carbon Capture: is the challenge commercial not technical? http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurecarbon-capture-is-the-challenge-commercial-not-technical-5736476/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurecarbon-capture-is-the-challenge-commercial-not-technical-5736476/ There was a lot of positivity at the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transports conference on carbon capture and storage (CCS) held on February 9th in London. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:10:00 GMT Does South Africa need nuclear energy? Greenpeace and Nuclear Africa go head to head http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurenuclear-war-greenpeace-and-nuclear-africa-debate-south-africas-energy-future-5731387/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurenuclear-war-greenpeace-and-nuclear-africa-debate-south-africas-energy-future-5731387/ State energy company Eskom and President Jacob Zuma argue that new nuclear capacity is needed in South Africa, while environmental activists favour the expansion of renewables such as wind and solar. Julian Turner talks to Nuclear Africa CEO Kelvin K… Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT January's top stories: Longroad Energy's solar acquisition and China's renewables investment http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurejanuarys-top-stories-longroad-energy-purchases-3gw-solar-portfolio-china-plans-to-invest-361bn-into-renewable-energy-5730442/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurejanuarys-top-stories-longroad-energy-purchases-3gw-solar-portfolio-china-plans-to-invest-361bn-into-renewable-energy-5730442/ Longroad Energy acquired a 3GW solar development portfolio in the US from 7X Energy and China is planning to invest CNY2.5 trillion ($361bn) in the renewable energy sector by 2020. Power-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from January, 2017. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Myingyan Combined-Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant http://www.power-technology.com/projects/myingyan-combined-cycle-gas-turbine-power-plant/ http://www.power-technology.com/projects/myingyan-combined-cycle-gas-turbine-power-plant/ The Myingyan combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant is currently under development in Taungtha, a township of Myingyan district in Mandalay, Myanmar. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hanul Nuclear Power Plant http://www.power-technology.com/projects/ulchin-nuclear-power-plant/ http://www.power-technology.com/projects/ulchin-nuclear-power-plant/ Ulchin Nuclear Power Plant is the largest nuclear power plant in South Korea. The facility has an installed capacity of 6,157MW and is being developed in two phases. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Great Western Wind Project, Oklahoma http://www.power-technology.com/projects/great-western-wind-project-oklahoma/ http://www.power-technology.com/projects/great-western-wind-project-oklahoma/ The 225MW Great Western wind project in Woodward and Ellis counties in Oklahoma, US, is developed, owned and operated by EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Jirau Hydroelectric Power Plant, Rondônia http://www.power-technology.com/projects/-jirau-hydroelectric-power-plant-rondonia/ http://www.power-technology.com/projects/-jirau-hydroelectric-power-plant-rondonia/ The Jirau hydroelectric project is a run-of-river power plant located on the Madeira River in Rondônia, Brazil. Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT