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2021 – Issue 4

Power Engineering International issue 4 2021

Power Engineering International Issue 4 2021

In Power Engineering International Issue 4 2021, against the backdrop of the Green Deal and Green Recovery, we look at various forms of green power generation.
Siemens Energy: Not all storage solutions are created equal

Not all storage solutions are created equal

Understanding the different methods of energy storage allows us to glimpse the shape of our future energy system. Hans Maghon of Siemens Energy explains.
EMEC at Orkney: Turning the tides to renewables

Orkney: Turning the tides to renewables

The small archipelago off Scotland is not only Europe’s go-to hub for marine energy innovation, it is also home to projects for hydrogen, wind and electric vehicles. Pamela Largue finds out more.
Synchronous condensers put vital spinning inertia back into decarbonized power grids

Synchronous condensers put vital spinning inertia back into decarbonized power grids

It is increasingly challenging for network operators to maintain grid strength and stability as the generation mix shifts to renewable energy. Heikki Vepsäläinen of ABB explains how synchronous condensers (SCs) can provide vital reinforcement.
Rolls Royce looking at the engines of the future

Power generation for the next generation

Andreas Goertz outlines the evolving energy of engines in a time where the energy transition's focus on clean energy is taking centre stage.

Proactive measures to cyber-secure utilities

Theresa Lanowitz explains why energy companies and security professionals ‘need to be singing from the same hymn sheet’.
Poland and the race to 55

Poland and the race to 55

How does a coal-dependent country like Poland make the shift to clean energy? Pamela Largue speaks to Michał Motylewski of international law firm Dentons and Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, President of Forum Energii, to find out.
Do oil and gas companies have a future?

Do oil and gas businesses have a future?

To give you the short answer: For now, yes they absolutely do have a future.
Scotland offshore wind

Bravehearts chase Scotland’s offshore wind prize

The big players in windpower are all trying to seize a slice of Scotland’s offshore market. Gary Bills explains why – and outlines the challenges they will face if they get there.
Johannesburg platinum mine

South Africa’s hydrogen hub: A corridor of opportunity

Pamela Largue highlights how ENGIE Impact is planning a hydrogen valley that could transform South Africa’s energy landscape.

How to wean Asia off coal-fired power

Journalist and one–time Bernie Sanders speechwriter David Sirota once said of Barack Obama that he campaigned in climate poetry then governed in fossil fuel prose.