New Features information at Power Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Power Technology Future Power Technology: Operations & Maintenance Special Issue 15 In this issue: Meeting marine operations & maintenance challenges, solar storage testing in Texas, GE Power on improving efficiency in coal generation, opportunities in smart grid maintenance, and more. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT Restoring hydropower in remote regions of Tajikistan Pamir Energy, the first ever public-private partnership in Tajikistan, was honoured at the 2017 Ashden Awards for restoring Soviet-era hydro plants in order to bring electricity to the 254,000 people living in the most remote areas of Tajikistan and … Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Carbon cutters: can nuclear work alongside renewables? Despite nuclear power’s shaky reputation, it could play an important role, alongside renewables, in decarbonising energy systems. Will its reputation hold it back or do we need nuclear? Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:35:00 GMT Solar power for Syria Syria’s power grid has been decimated by years of war, leaving millions with unreliable energy. The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations (UOSSM) has begun a project to install solar panels on hospitals to ensure that there is always power w… Wed, 13 Sep 2017 06:00:00 GMT August's top stories: GE to supply 123 turbines in Australia, Sumitomo to build 1,200MW plant GE entered an agreement with Powering Australian Renewables Fund to deliver 123 wind turbines for the 453MW Coopers Gap windfarm, and a consortium of Sumitomo secured an EPC contract to develop a new 1,200MW coal-fired thermal power plant in Banglade… Mon, 04 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Privatising the Northwest’s transmission system The most recent budget proposal produced by the Trump administration included plans to sell off the publicly-owned Bonneville Power Administration’s in the Pacific Northwest. Trump’s will be the fourth attempt to take it out of public hands, but will… Mon, 04 Sep 2017 06:00:00 GMT The IAEA’s LEU Bank opens in Kazakhstan The IAEA has officially opened its LEU bank in Kazakhstan, a facility which will soon provide a safe and assured supply of nuclear fuel for member states. Molly Lempriere attended the opening. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Renewable energy at cost: how Pure Planet plans to shake up the UK energy market Pure Planet is the UK’s first digital-only energy supplier and aims to revolutionise the UK market by supplying renewable power to consumers at cost price, with no mark-up. Co-founder Steven Day talks disruptive business models, artificial intelligen… Tue, 29 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Macron’s France: where now for nuclear power? French President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign included a promise to cut nuclear power generation from 72% to 50% by 2025. But reports now suggest that this goal may be impossible to deliver on schedule. Why has reducing reliance on nuclear bec… Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT Blockchain: talking utility switching and more with Electron UK company Electron is aiming to use blockchain technology to solve a number of the power industry’s dilemmas as energy systems continue to digitise. But what can blockchain bring to current issues around utility switching, energy trading and data ac… Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT Producing power where the river meets the sea A research team from Penn State College of Engineering has developed a new hybrid technology that could use salinity gradient to produce electricity from electrochemical reactions. But how does it work? Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT Carbon capture’s new material A group of researchers from Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, London’s Imperial College and City University of Hong Kong have created a new ‘mixed matrix membrane’ filter they claim can make carbon capture and storag… Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sun Tower: a vision of power and beauty BLDA Architects has designed an offshore power plant, Sun Towers, for a stretch of sea directly in front of the Santa Monica Pier in California. In this special photo feature, we take a closer look at this vision of power and beauty. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:45:00 GMT July's top stories: Siemens and AES to create new JV, Hydro One to buy Avista for $5.3bn Siemens entered a deal with AES to form new 50/50 JV company Fluence, and Hydro One signed a definitive merger agreement to purchase Avista for $5.3bn. wraps up the key headlines from July, 2017. Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Fusion-fission hybrids: nuclear shortcut or pipe dream? While nuclear fusion’s key milestones remain elusive, could fusion-fission hybrid reactors represent the best of both worlds? Start-up Apollo Fusion aims to make this complex concept a commercial reality, but formidable obstacles remain. Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Future Power Technology: Issue 89 In this issue: Hydrogen as low-carbon fuel, offshore wind islands, the Northern Pass project, air batteries, renewable energy at cost price, French nuclear, and more Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:16:00 GMT Heating systems: it’s time to talk about hydrogen A recent event hosted by DNV GL did its best to push the case for hydrogen as a fuel. But while it is undoubtedly a cleaner fuel than natural gas, is it worth switching? Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:06:00 GMT Northern Pass: trouble overhead Opposition groups in Canada are fighting against a new transmission line, the Northern Pass project, which aims to bring hydropower to the six-state regional New England power grid. But are cheaper electricity prices a fair trade-off for cumbersome p… Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:48:00 GMT The Faraday Challenge: boosting batteries in Britain Battery technology is set to take centre stage in Britain’s energy future, with Business Secretary Greg Clark announcing a £246m investment and policy reforms to ensure a more flexible and secure UK energy system. But what will this mean for everyday… Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:10:00 GMT Could air be the next big battery breakthrough? The air all around us could provide an alternative to chemical batteries, helping store energy from unpredictable power sources such as wind and solar. A new project, RICAS 2020, aims to compress air in underground caverns until it heats under the pr… Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT