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Asia is a sprawl of continental and island nations of cultural and climatic diversity, requiring innovative generation, transmission and distribution systems
Electricite de France (EDF) has awarded the contract for a full-scope simulator of the Civaux 1 nuclear power plant to Sema group and Thomson Training & Simulation. The system is scheduled for delivery at the beginning of 1998 and will be the first full-scope simulator of a 1,450-MW, N4-series nuclear reactor, according to Thomson.
Opportunities abound for participation, including building public charging stations, installing home charging sites and establishing self-service EV systems in urban areas
The rapidly changing nature of power generation and delivery makes current technical and business information essential for success
Four new electric power stations are being built in Lebanon. Two will use combustion turbines from GEC Alsthom and another two 450-MW combined-cycle stations are being supplied by Ansaldo of Italy. In September 1995, Electricite de France signed a (US)$19 million contract to assist the Lebanese authorities during construction of these power stations, which is set to begin in mid-1996 with the stations fully operational in 1998.
Jerzy Lepecki, Brazil, will retire as CIGRE president and John Banks, UK, will retire as treasurer at the 1996 Paris meeting. A new administrative council will be elected at the same meeting. Executive Committee suggestions are: Michel Chamia, Sweden, president; Andre Merlin, France, Technical Committee chairman; and Professor Y. Sekine, Japan, treasurer. Yves Porcheron, CIGRE secretary general will retire in 1996 and Yves Thomas of Electricite de France will be his successor.
Design of today`s modern steam power plants is primarily dictated by economic considerations. However, electric utilities do place high demands on plant availability and operating flexibility. In addition, in today`s environment, power plant designers must design a plant to meet a country`s environmental regulations. One of the most effective technologies for limiting environmental pollution is through the promotion of high-efficiency power generation.
Competition is seen throughout the electricity industry as power generation attains a global market mind-set
Combined-cycle efficiencies of up to 60 percent are now possible when advanced gas turbine technology is utilized