October 15, 2015 - GE has launched its Digital Power Plant, a software and hardware solution that creates a virtual “Digital Twin” of an entire industrial power plant complex, it says. Powered by GE’s Predix platform, “Digital Twin” is a collection of physics-based methods and digital technologies that are used to model the present state of every asset in a Digital Power Plant or a Digital Wind Farm. This technology lets utilities monitor and manage the power generation ecosystem to generate electricity, GE says.
October 2, 2015 - Researchers at Durham University and Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in Oxfordshire conclude fusion reactors could become an economically viable means of generating electricity within a few decades, and policymakers should start planning to build them as a replacement for conventional nuclear power stations.
September 25, 2015 - According to research conducted by the universities of Gothenburg and Iceland, fusion energy—from fuel found in water—may soon be used in small-scale power stations, and that both heating generators and generators for electricity could be developed within a few years.
September 18, 2015 - Kohler Power Systems is launching a new mobile paralleling box, which allows users to combine different sized generators with different fuel types. It was specifically designed for use with Kohler’s gaseous and diesel mobile generator line.
September 12, 2015 - BHP Billiton and SaskPower are partnering to accelerate the global development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology by sharing access to the data, information and lessons learned from SaskPower’s Boundary Dam facility—the world’s first full chain power sector CCS project.
September 10, 2015 - Bruce Power and the Ontario Building and Construction Trades say they are joining forces through a new collaboration agreement, signaling a “shared commitment to the ongoing role of Bruce Power nuclear in the province and recognizing the strategic importance of the company to thousands of tradespeople”.
September 8, 2015 - From the operation of electric power plants to chemical processing and desalination, the boiling of water is at the heart of many industrial processes, but the details of what happens on a hot surface as water boils have been poorly understood, say researchers at MIT, so unexpected hotspots can sometimes melt expensive equipment and disable plants.
September 2, 2015 - Temporary power specialists at Trinity Power Rentals were recently involved with the installation of an alternative to flaring sweet natural gas at a remote Alberta location.
September 1, 2015 - The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) has released its 2015 Sustainable Electricity Annual Report, titled “Delivering Value to Canadians”. The report highlights that CEA member companies achieved a 5.8% reduction in GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions in 2014, contributing to a 22% reduction in carbon emissions over the last five years.
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