November 16, 2021

Heat Rate Cost – Part 2: Impact of Increased Renewables

This blog is Part 2 of a three-part series.  Part 1 covered the impact of fuel cost on heat rate.  This blog covers the impact of […]
March 19, 2021

Energy Storage on the Electric Grid

Electric grid designers and operators increasingly look at energy storage as an essential tool in improving and maintaining grid reliability and flexibility. Energy can be stored […]
October 30, 2020
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BES Stability: Impacts of Increased Solar and Wind Generation

As solar and wind generation sources increase their penetration into the bulk electric system (BES), the overall reliability of the BES may be impacted.  One aspect […]
June 12, 2020
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Online: Meeting Your Training Needs

Your staff may require training, perhaps to meet an annual certification requirement. But, what do you when it isn’t possible to gather everyone in a classroom? Luckily, […]
March 1, 2019
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Coal Blending to Maintain Competitiveness

Coal-fired generating stations receive and burn millions of tons of coal per year. The cost of this coal is the single largest operating expense of a […]
January 15, 2019
Steam and Water Piping in Thermal Power Plant

Part 3 of Series: Level Control and Feedwater Heater Problems

This is the third and final blog in a three-part series about identifying issues with feedwater heaters. The series discusses why feedwater heaters are important to […]
January 2, 2019
Steam and Water Piping in Thermal Power Plant

Part 2 of Series: Determining the Health of Feedwater Heaters

This is the second blog in a three-part series about identifying issues with feedwater heaters. The series discusses why feedwater heaters are important to efficient plant […]
December 3, 2018
Steam and Water Piping in Thermal Power Plant

Part 1 of Series: Why Do Plants Require Feedwater Heaters?

Today’s blog is the first in a three-part series about identifying issues with feedwater heaters. Over the next few weeks, the series will discuss why feedwater […]