Procedures to prevent power stations from becoming defunct, derelict or dangerous
Nuclear power plants have only been a part of the modern landscape for the past 50 years or so. As they were originally built with relatively short-life designs in mind, the energy industry continually faces issues relating to concrete-structure aging and the logistics of life extension. Sophie Peacock speaks to John Moore, a nuclear engineer, about the procedures in place that can prevent power stations from becoming defunct, derelict or dangerous.
Power plants with combined cycle gas turbines and supercritical carbon dioxide
When renewable energies are rendered inert by nature, traditional measures have to take their place and perform as optimally as possible, keeping efficiency in mind. James Lawson talks to Professor Piero Colonna, chair of propulsion and power at Delft University of Technology's aerospace engineering faculty about embracing prompt power plants with combined cycle gas turbines and supercritical carbon dioxide as the future of the sector.
European company enters US offshore wind market
With DONG Energy one of the first companies to enter the US offshore wind market, Elly Earls finds out from the company's North American general manager, Thomas Brostrøm, how its experience in European waters will prove invaluable across the pond and what challenges the US industry will face given its relative immaturity.
GlobalData reports on the world generator market and presents an overview on the key drivers shaping the sector
As the population continues to grow, power demands increase as well. GlobalData reports on the world generator market and presents an overview on the key drivers shaping the sector.
The future of smart energy and power generation
With rising costs, subsidies drying up and a global oil glut not set to end anytime soon, the energy market is more open than ever to innovative and disruptive ideas that balance profitability with sustainability and efficacy. So where does the future lie and where should the investments be? Oliver Hotham visits General Electric's Global Technical Learning Center in Berlin to hear some of the industry's key players, including Jean Francois Gagné of the International Energy Agency, and General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, discuss the future of smart energy and power generation.