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2017 PEI Issue 5

Paving the way to safer and cost-efficient reactors

It is vital that energy companies prevent past mistakes from affecting the next generation of nuclear power plants, writes Thomas Fink

Don’t duct the safety question

It is vital for a power facility to specify and install a bespoke and compliant heating, ventilation and air conditioning solution, writes Ewing Thomson

Advanced technology delivers world record

EDF's Bouchain combined-cycle plant in France entered the Guinness Book of Records as the most efficient gas-fired facility in the world. We discover the technology that made it happen

Putting a value on flexibility

The UK has incentivized flexibility by literally putting a price on it, and this model is opening doors for Finnish company Wartsila, writes Kelvin Ross

Gas and the energy transition

A cost-efficient energy transition draws on the flexibility of the gas system, argues Beate Raabe

Steps to the smart grid

Adrian Kimberley explains why substantial investments in smart infrastructure are required to ensure the successful implementation and longevity of renewable technologies

Building the European smart grid

Recently, the level of activity and interest in smart grids among operators, regulators and investors has significantly increased. This article by lawyers at Dentons law firm examines the prospects and challenges for smart grids with regard to funding and regulation

3D printing: a world of possibilities

Turbomachinery has proved to be one of the most difficult applications for 3D printing, but with recent breakthroughs the possibilities are now endless, says Andreas Graichen

Why automation may be utilities’ greatest test

Automation is coming - and how energy companies define and control its impact may be their biggest test to date, argues Matt Rennie

Are utilities transition-ready?

Some European utilities are ill-prepared for the transition to more renewables and as such risk losing billions in earnings, writes Kelvin Ross