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02/01/2014
Volume 22, Issue 2
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  • Features

    • The balancing act of electricity storage?

      The global energy market is shifting at an unprecedented rate and this change is being driven by renewable generation in the form of wind and solar photovoltaic.

    • Exploring the start of the art

      The ability to control a power plant, be it natural gas-fired, combined-cycle, coal-fired boiler, solar thermal array, or even a wind turbine will depend on the reliable functioning of valves and the actuators used to operate those valves.

    • Green funding for blue sky thinking

      This year the European Commission (EC) has ring-fenced €359 million ($485 million) for research projects that promote low-carbon energy technologies - the largest sum of money made available by the EU's research programmes, previously called 'Framework Programmes'.

    • Bearing up to turbine testing

      The push to boost the energy output of wind turbines is leading the industry towards taller structures with longer blades.

    • The shape of things to come

      Sun, a bit of sea and an awful lot of sand - no, not my annual holiday, but a working trip to Abu Dhabi for the World Future Energy Summit (WFES).

    • Air preheater leaks: Mind the gap

      The design of radial, axial and circumferential seals installed on rotary, regenerative air preheaters (APHs) have not evolved significantly from the original metal strip arrangements that date back to the inception of the Ljungström preheaters nearly a century ago.

  • Power Report

  • Regulars

    • Industry Highlights

      • Industry Highlights

        We are just into the second month of 2014 and controversy has already raised its head.

    • New Analysis

    • Project and Technology Update

      • Project Update

        Andritz has won a $102m contract from Shardarinskaya to upgrade electro-mechanical equipment at the Shardarinskaya hydropower plant in Kazakhstan.

      • Technology Update

        Cummins Power Generation has launched a new lean-burn gas generator set product line.

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