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2016 PEI Issue 2

Switchgear solution for hydropower plants

Hydropower plants place very special demands on the generator switchgear when compared with other types of power station, especially in terms of frequent switching operations, load switching and easy, flexible retrofitting.

More power, longer life

EnergyAustralia's Yallourn Power Station in Victoria recently underwent a major refurbishment project.

Alternatives to conventional welded pipe systems

Since the invention of the first commercial oxyacetylene welding torch and the coated metal electrode in the early 20th century, welding has become the predominant method for joining metals and fabricating pipe systems.

Changing the fuel to fit the plant

New standards are "hitting the global power industry really hard against coal," says Chas Fritz, chief executive of Active Energy Coalswitch.

Ensuring your investments produce a windfall

The profitability of a wind farm essentially depends on the question of which wind conditions prevail at the chosen site.

A problem of definition

The technologies are proven and the value has been demonstrated."

Energizing the renewables debate

The rise of renewables in the global energy mix has run in parallel with the growth of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

Industry Highlights

China's steady march to dominate so many sectors of the energy industry continued this month with the news that the country overtook Europe as the biggest installer of new wind projects in 2015.

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