High-voltage direct current (HVDC) has emerged as the preferred transmission technology for long-distance bulk power supply. Brazil houses three of the world’s longest power transmission lines. Power Technology lists the longest operational transmission lines.
Renewable energy sources are projected to account for more than half of global electricity production by 2035. Power Technology lists the top five renewable energy sources based on global installed power generation capacities as of 2018.
Most of the world’s biggest nuclear power plants (NPP) by net capacity are in East Asia. Regular inspection and safety measures have been stepped up at the large capacity nuclear power stations following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. Power-technology.com lists the world’s top ten nuclear power plants by net capacity.
More than 65% of India’s electricity generation capacity comes from thermal power plants, with 85% of the country’s thermal power generation being coal-based. The ten biggest thermal power stations operating in India are all coal-fired, with five of them owned and operated by state-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). Power-technology.com profiles India’s ten biggest thermal power plants by installed capacity.
Wind power has emerged as one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources in the world, resulting in a boom in giant turbines. Power-technology.com profiles the world’s 10 biggest wind turbine designs based on power output and rotor diameter.
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While much has been done to improve safety, disasters such as those at the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear plants still loom large in the public psyche. Power-Technology profiles the world’s worst nuclear power disasters.