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Project & Technology Update

Project Update Alstom commissions substation for Baltic Sea wind farm Alstom has completed the commissioning of an alternate current offshore substation for Baltic 2, Germany's second...

Promoting independent power in Asia and beyond

The Asian region is experiencing unprecedented economic growth, with the demand for electricity to support this growth skyrocketing.

The intelligent approach to grid design

The key to developing a smarter power grid is to standardize and integrate two systems: the power and energy delivery system and the information system that controls it.

Experts clear the path for wind generation in Germany’s forests

With more than 27 GW of installed wind capacity, Germany is Europe’s leading wind power producer and has plans to increase its capacity further. Commercial forests in particular offer new potential locations – but what are the challenges faced by operators, investors and local administration bodies?

Biomass – Biomass gears up for growth

The combustion of biomass holds a number of significant advantages over other types of renewable generation, chiefly its predictable and reliable nature.

Nuclear new build in developing regions: A different set of risks

 Dozens of developing nations want to build nuclear power stations for the first time, but nothing will be built unless these countries ensure adequate liability protection for participants in nuclear projects, writes Paige Crewson of the leading international law firm Ashurst LLP. 

Greece: Going Green – Cleaning up its act: the changing face of Greece’s power sector

 Greece, with its pivotal position in southeast Europe, is emerging as a strategic energy hub in the region. Historically heavily reliant on lignite for its electricity, natural gas from the Caspian and wind power are transforming Greece’s power sector.

Technology Update

IRENA predicts battery storage costs to plummet The cost of battery storage for stationary applications could fall by up to 66 per cent by 2030,...

ISCC’s outlook brightens with wave of projects

Concentrated solar power (CSP) hybridisation or integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) plants have been increasingly noticeable, with about ten plants around the globe coming online in the past couple of years, compared with just a handful prior to 2009.

The new generation

The Bridgeport Energy plant in Connecticut is approaching combined cycle operation and is just one example of the many merchant power plants under development in the USA. Developed on an aggressive fast-track schedule, it also illustrates what can be achieved in a competitive market with the right resources.