Technology & Innovation
Siemens Smart Grid will supply Mark-E with a virtual power plant (VPP) hosted IT solution that will allow the energy service provider to connect and bundle distributed power sources to offer balancing energy  via online trading platforms.
U.S. energy firm GE is to build a manufacturing plant for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC)  in upstate New York. Running on natural gas, the new design of SOFC will have lower cost and reach up to 95% efficiency, GE…
A new generation of gas-powered fuel cells may soon be developed that operate at temperatures less than 500°C, following the award of a $1 million grant to the Georgia Tech Research Corporation by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE). “The…
Laser repair for gas turbine components may soon be a commercial reality thanks to research from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). “Potential savings include the reduction of maintenance cost, shortening repair cycles and extending component life,” Xue Lijue, lead…
Swedish engineering firm Nederman has won an order to supply two complete gas turbine inlet air filtration systems for a U.S. power plant. The order is valued at $3.24 milllion and is expected to be delivered in late 2015. "The Nederman solution…
U.S. energy solutions provider MBH NRG has teamed up with the Indian cogeneration specialist International Coil Limited (ICL) to develop and sell a range of Turbine Inlet Air Cooling (TIAC) and Balance of Plant (BOP) solutions. “It’s a highly strategic…
German energy conglomerate Siemens has launched the Simatic WinCC V7.3 Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software for power plants, allowing technicians to access vital information on plant operations via mobile devices.
U.S. turbo-charger developer PowerPHASE has completed performance testing of the first-ever hot compressed air injection for a gas turbine at ambient temperature of 32°C, boosting performance of one of the 6B gas turbines at the Morris cogeneration plant in Illinois. ”The…
A computer virus referred to as ‘Energetic Bear’ has infected systems at over 1,000 energy firms in the U.S. and six European nations, putting at risk SCADA systems that control a range of power plants. The virus is believed to…
Fuel cell developer Redox Power Systems has been selected for a $5 million award from the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) to continue its research into fuel cells powered by natural gas. "With future CHP and CCHP units we…
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