Archive for the ‘Power’ Category

Real-Time Microgrid Control and Optimization at The University of Texas

Posted in Power on Friday, April 6th, 2018. No comments yet
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At my alma mater, The University of Texas, here in Austin, Texas, is the Carl J. Eckhardt Combined Heating and Power (CHP) Complex. It is often described: …as the largest and most integrated microgrid in the U.S…. [It] is capable of generating 135 MW (megawatt) power (63 MW peak) and 1.2 million lb/hr (pounds per […]

Lessons from Fast Track Gas Turbine Generators Control System Retrofit Project

Posted in Power on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018. No comments yet
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Earlier this week, we shared how integrated control systems connected with turbine generators and other associated process areas, can improve overall efficiency and reliability for electrical power producers. Continuing on this theme, a Combined Cycle Journal article, Checklist for success: NV Energy commissions seven turbine DCSs in seven weeks, highlighted a fast track gas turbine […]

Driving Turbine Generator Efficiency Improvements

Posted in Power on Monday, March 19th, 2018. No comments yet
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A combination of more plentiful natural gas from shale formations, more global liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities to transport it globally, and global political pressure to reduce carbon emissions has been shifting the mix of fuel sources for electrical power generation. Here in the U.S., natural gas has surpassed coal as the leading source of […]

Electrical Power Disruptions, Innovations and Changing Business Models

Posted in Event, Power on Thursday, March 8th, 2018. No comments yet
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The sources of electrical power for the grid continues to shift toward decentralization as renewable energy sources are connected. At CERAWeek 2018, Emerson’s Bob Yeager joined a panel hosted by IHS Markit’s Philippe Frangules, Electric power: Disruption, innovation & new business models. The panel was joined by leaders from Duke Energy, 38 North Solutions and […]

Strategies for Power Generators in a Low-Carbon World

Posted in Event, Power on Thursday, March 8th, 2018. No comments yet
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With the global push to reduce carbon emissions, electrical power producers are challenged find non-hydrocarbon fuel sources and maintain reliable grid operations. At CERAWeek 2018, Emerson’s Power & Water Solutions business president, Bob Yeager, joined a panel moderated by IHS Markit’s Catherine Robinson. The panel also included leaders from E.ON, Norsk Hydro and Citizens for […]