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Planning makes perfect


Some key techno-economic aspects are often overlooked when trying to decide on the right technology for a new gas plant, yet they play a key role in the lifecycle analysis.

Pushing the efficiency envelope


With modern gas turbines expensive to run and maintain, we explore how operators rise to the challenge of getting the best out of their machines.

Final safety approval given for Japan nuclear plant restart


Japan's nuclear regulator has given final safety approval for utility Kyushu Electric Power to restart the two reactors at its Sendai plant.

Construction begins on world's largest floating solar plant


Kyocera and its consortium partners Century Tokyo Leasing and French utility-scale solar project developer Ciel et Terre are to begin construction this month on the world’s largest floating solar power plant.

Power Engineering International Magazine – latest issue


The latest issue of Power Engineering International Magazine is now online with some outstanding news and analysis of the global renewable, coal, gas and nuclear power generation industries.

UK distributed power sector to suffer investment fall


Investment in the UK’s distributed power market will significantly fall in the next five years according to new research.

APR clinches Australia plant deal


Fast-track power company APR Energy has sealed a deal for a peaking power plant in Port Hedland, Western Australia.

Walking the torque


Howard Barnes of MAN Diesel & Turbo tells Kelvin Ross why he believes the power sector is on the verge of a gas engine boom.

Fuel cell power scales up


A look at the world's biggest fuel cell energy park in South Korea and the company behind it, US-based FuelCell Energy.

$1.91bn coal-fired power plant for Tokyo


Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) is to build a $1.91bn, 1000 MW coal-fired power plant at the site of Tepco's Yokosuka thermal power facility in Japan.

Thai power company in JV negotiations


Thailand's Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding is reportedly in negotiations for seven power plant joint ventures at home and abroad.  

Asia and Middle East drive genset rebound


The global generator set market is seeing welcome growth this year after a lull in 2012 and 2013, with the Middle East and Asia driving business.

Global gas and steam turbine market to reach $43.5bn by 2020


The growing availability of natural gas and its use in power production are set to give a boost to the global gas turbine market, according to a new report, while the outlook for steam turbines is mixed.  

MHPS and HCH jointly to supply H-25 gas turbine debut


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) and Hitachi (China) Ltd. (HCH), a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. in China, have jointly received an order for an H-25 gas turbine for Ningbo Kefeng Thermal Power Co., Ltd. (NKTP) in China.

Virtual power plant to integrate energy resources


A German energy services provider is to implement and operate a ‘virtual power plant’ based on an energy management system from Siemens Smart Grid, the companies have announced. 

GE Forum explains benefits of FlexEfficiency to gas power interests


Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United, was the venue last week for General Electric Power and Water’s FlexEfficiency Forum, aimed at getting the most out of gas turbine technology.

Concerns expressed over $316m Fukushima ice wall


A top nuclear power official has expressed concerns about Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima ice wall project.

China to overtake US as diesel genset market leader


China is poised to overtake the US as the global diesel generator set market leader according to new data.

Is India’s power sector headed for consolidation?


An Indian conglomerate is set to buy a coal-fired plant in a deal that analysts say could herald a period of consolidation for the nation’s power sector

Analysis demonstrates greater diversity in UK power market


The latest independent analysis of the UK electricity market shows that while coal has retained its top share of the power pie, renewables has become more influential and the market in general is displaying greater diversity.