Tagged Power Plant

Distribution of highly radioactive microparticles in Fukushima revealed

New method allows scientists to create a quantitative map of radioactive cesium-rich microparticle distribution in soils collected around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP). This could help inform clean-up efforts in Fuksuhima region. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renewable Energy News — ScienceDaily

What is a virtual power plant and why does it matter for solar?

By Lisa Cohn The solar industry—and the energy sector more broadly—is changing fast. Virtual power plants are one example of how technology and policy developments are enabling new business opportunities. Using software, a virtual power plant (VPP) combines power from a number of independent sources located at numerous sites, creating a network that supplies power…

Winter fuel demand to hit record in power sector — report

By Matt Chester Electricity generators are expected to set a record for natural gas use this winter, reflecting the continued addition of new gas-fired power plants to replace coal units.With about 7,000 megawatts of new gas-fired units estimated to have come online so far in 2019, the power sector will demand 27 billion cubic feet…

Charge! Fourteen new big battery projects proposed for NSW

By Giles Parkinson NSW storage proposals include 14 different big battery projects, a handful of virtual power plants, and a coal mine which wants to install pumped hydro. The post Charge! Fourteen new big battery projects proposed for NSW appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Enel Subsidiary to Close Coal Capacity in Spain

By [email protected] Coal power is no longer competitive in mainland Spain, according to Enel subsidiary Endesa, as the company plans to shut down all of its coal-fired generation capacity on the Iberian peninsula. Endesa operates 23 gigawatts of capacity in total in Spain and Portugal, including 7.5 gigawatts of “traditional thermal power.” In a statement…

The Stranded Asset Threat to Natural Gas

By [email protected] There are $70 billion worth of natural-gas-fired power plants planned in the U.S. through the mid-2020s. But a combination of wind, solar, batteries and demand-side management could threaten up to 90 percent of those investments. New modeling from the Rocky Mountain Institute shows that more than 60 gigawatts of new gas plants are…

P3Tek Recommends Thorcon Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor for Indonesia

By Brian Wang P3Tek presented the results of a 10-month study of the ThorCon thorium/uranium-fueled molten salt reactor (MSR) power plant. The study reviewed regulation, safety, economics, and the grid load and concluded the ThorCon TMSR500 liquid fission power plant can supply Indonesia electricity needs in 2026-2027. ThorCon International is a nuclear engineering company that…

Intersect Power announces 1.7-GW solar portfolio breaking ground in 2020

By Billy Ludt Intersect Power, a utility-scale renewable energy developer, announced that it has entered late-stage development on a large portfolio of solar power plants with a combined capacity of more than 1.7 GWdc. The five shovel-ready projects, located in California and Texas, will begin construction in 2020. Intersect Power has contracted with local utilities…

New standard of reference for assessing solar forecast proposed

Being able to accurately forecast how much solar energy reaches the surface of the Earth is key to guiding decisions for running solar power plants and new work looks to provide a standard of reference to the field. A researcher proposes an improved way to assess day-ahead solar forecasting, which combines two popular reference methods…

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