New Features information at Power Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Power Technology ITER: will the world’s biggest fusion project change the future of energy? International nuclear fusion collaboration ITER is moving forward with its project to build the world’s largest tokamak after newly appointing MOMENTUM to manage its assembly. Work will commence in August and will include the assembly of more than on… Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Cuts and uncertainty: the UK’s anaerobic digestion sector The UK Government has proposed to reduce support for anaerobic digestion projects in the UK by slashing subsidies and reducing the amount of energy they can provide. There is a lot of innovative technology in the sector, but is this enough to keep pr… Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Vestas’s multi-rotor wind turbine: are four rotors better than one? Danish wind turbine giant Vestas is making encouraging progress with its innovative multi-rotor wind turbine project, with the company announcing in July that the four-rotor, 12-blade turbine had produced its first kWh of electricity after a successf… Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT September top stories: Vattenfall orders MHI Vestas turbines, Siemens launches Sicam A8000 Vattenfall has placed an order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for 11 turbines, and Siemens has introduced the Sicam A8000 modular equipment series. wraps up the key headlines from September 2016. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT GE’s digital wind farm apps hold the key to predictive maintenance GE Renewable Energy has introduced a new software applications suite for its digital wind farm concept. As well as helping streamline operations and maximise profitability, the apps represent an important step towards the panacea of predictive mainte… Wed, 05 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Future Power Technology: Issue 79 In this issue: The world’s largest fusion project, multi-rotor wind turbines, a new wave of tidal technology, assisting schools to install solar, the UK considers breaking up National Grid, creating balance when trading off fossil fuels, and more Wed, 05 Oct 2016 11:05:00 GMT Gibraltar wave power project surfs up possibilities across Europe After years of lagging behind other forms of renewable energy, wave power has finally made an important commercial breakthrough. Nnamdi Anyadike examines Eco Wave Powers’ new project in Gibraltar. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT GM revs up promise to run off 100% renewable energy During this year’s annual Climate Week held in New York City, the Climate Group welcomed new companies into their RE100 and EP100 programs including the car giant General Motors. But for such a massive company, committing to running off 100% renewabl… Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:13:00 GMT Europe’s long road to the single energy market The EU is working steadily towards its long-term vision of a single internal European energy market. But an array of obstacles remains before the potential of integrated markets can truly be unlocked. Platts associate editorial director Henry Edwarde… Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT US hydropower: the potential for converting non-powered dams Could the US be doing more to tap hydroelectric energy with its existing dam infrastructure? The US Department of Energy estimated in 2012 that fitting the country's non-powered dams (NPDs) with generation technology could produce 12GW of new clean e… Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Can a 70s-era nuclear plant work for the 21st century? The prospect of extending nuclear plant licences to 80 years has stimulated the vigorous debate over the safety credentials of ageing nuclear facilities. Can nuclear stations designed in the 60s and built in the 70s still be suitable for operation in… Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Future Power Technology: Operations & Maintenance Special Issue 11 In this issue: The safety of nuclear stations operating decades after design, on-grid wave power, digital wind farms, standardising solar data, the future of UK anaerobic digestion, independent carbon capture, maintaining transformer performance, and… Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT SunShot: standardising solar across the US The US Department of Energy recently launched the SunShot Orange Button initiative, a plan to simplify and standardise data across solar projects while also improving quality and transparency. Organising so many varied players won’t be easy, but the … Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT August's top stories: Report UK offshore wind can create jobs, Dong wins UK approval for Hornsea The UK offshore wind industry can open new job opportunities in east coast ports and strengthen the country’s economy, states BVG Associates' report, the UK Government has given approval to a £6bn offshore wind project in the North Sea owned by Danis… Wed, 07 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Future Power Technology: Issue 78 In this issue: Opening the floodgates on hydroelectric dams in the US, going green in the Galapagos, why Germany’s halting its renewable subsidies, questioning the need for a European single market for energy, new tech for carbon capture and power gr… Wed, 07 Sep 2016 12:42:00 GMT SELCE: a model of community energy South East London Community Energy is a not-for-profit enterprise that uses community share offers to address fuel poverty and renewables development. Thanks to only just making the window for government solar subsidies, the project is now viably ope… Tue, 06 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Germany’s Energiewende: a renewable revolution on the ropes Germany’s once vaunted renewable energy strategy looks to be running out of steam and threats to this EU renewable energy flagship could be compounded as EU-US TTIP trade talks step up a gear. Nnamdi Anyadike investigates. Sun, 04 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT How a new algorithm could revolutionise power grid protection Researchers at Binghamton University in New York have developed what they say is the best tool for the remote detection and location of power grid faults. Julian Turner talks to associate professor of electrical and computer engineering Yu Chen about… Wed, 31 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Galapagos: fragile archipelago switches petrol for renewables In 2007, the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) led a project to bring renewable energy to the San Cristóbal Island of the Galapagos archipelago, successfully replacing 30% of the island’s petroleum generated electricity with renewable… Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Iceland CCS: Transforming emissions into limestone A project in Iceland has shown that carbon dioxide can be safely stored in basalt rocks by transforming captured and dissolved CO2 into limestone. The researchers think this could be the perfect solution to make CCS a viable option for fossil fuel op… Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT