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  • Environmental Profile of the Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation Industry

    Introduction The EPA's Office of Compliance has developed a series of profiles or notebooks containing information on selected major industries. These notebooks, which focus on key indicators that holistically present air, water, and land pollutant release data, have been thoroughly reviewed by experts from both inside and outside the EPA. What will you find in this ...

  • Policy and economic issues of electrical power and energy systems

    During the last quarter of the 20th century, many developments have served as catalysts for changes in the national energy policies of countries throughout the globe. These catalysts have affected the institutions and energy framework of virtually every country. In the majority of countries, the predominant electricity supply institution is the electric utility monopoly characterised by some ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Negative Power Generation Aspects of Adopting Renewable Sources

    Renewable energy resources are all the rage nowadays on a global scale with the biggest benefit of providing unlimited access without any fear of depletion or running out in the near future. It also provides the edge of saving the continuously decreasing fossil fuel reserves and to protect the planet against the harmful pollution caused by the burning of all non-renewable resources. Some common ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Strategy for combining fast growth in electricity generation capacity with the early introduction of the thorium cycle in India

    The purpose of this paper is to describe a strategy for combining fast growth in electricity generation capacity, with the early introduction of the thorium cycle in India. Three types of Liquid Metal Cooled Fast Breeder Reactors (LMFBRs) are considered: LMFBR 1, with plutonium/depleted uranium driver zones and depleted uranium blankets; LMFBR 2, with self-sustaining plutonium/depleted uranium ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Power quality issues and power electronics

    Harmonics in the distribution network have become an area of keen interest for utilities, power consumers and academic researchers due to its potentially disruptive impact on economy. This interest has lead to the development of a large number of standards that contain the problems as well as technological solutions to meet the specifications of the standards. In this paper, we discuss the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • GTI’s Cover Crucial Part of Slave Lake Pulp’s Biomethanation and Power Generation Project

    The Customer: Slave Lake Pulp, a subsidiary of West Fraser Mills Ltd., is a 240,000-tonne-per-year Bleached-Chemi-Thermo-Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) mill located in northern Alberta, Canada. The mill primarily processes aspen to produce market pulp for the global market. The Customer’s Needs: Slave Lake Pulp was treating its high-strength wastewater in a ...

  • The flawed economics of nuclear power

    Over the last few years the nuclear industry has used concerns about climate change to argue for a nuclear revival. Although industry representatives may have convinced some political leaders that this is a good idea, there is little evidence of private capital investing in nuclear plants in competitive electricity markets. The reason is simple: nuclear power is uneconomical. In an excellent ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

    Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. After increasing rapidly since the 1970s, electricity generation at U.S. nuclear plants began to grow more slowly in the early 2000s. It then plateaued between 2007 and 2010—before falling more than 4 percent over the last two years. Projections for 2013 show a further 1 percent drop. With reactors retiring early and proposed ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Power Inverter Basics

    Basic knowledge of power inverter Power inverter mainly adopts the PWM at present, controller switch to DC rapidly in a pulse-period to ensure that the DC integral value is equal to the sampling values of AC sine wave at the same time. After filtered, more than 96% sine wave output can be realized. Pulse inverter is self-excited inverter that output voltage is pulse modulation. This kind ...


    By GoHz Inc

  • The Emerging Power of Microgrids

    Over many decades, the centralized power grid — a one-way flow of electricity, generated by large, remote power plants and distributed over miles of transmission lines to homes and businesses — succeeded in delivering electricity across continents to billions. But in recent years the system’s shortcomings have become increasingly ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Generating biomass fuel from disaster debris

    Natural disasters create massive amounts of vegetative debris, the majority of which is landfilled or open burned. These environmentally harmful practices are the norm partly out of necessity and convenience, with a focus on clearing material as quickly as possible after a disaster - versus finding outlets for the material including mulch, compost and biomass fuel. The biomass fuel market in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Geothermal Energy... Power from the Depths

    The Earth's crust is a bountiful source of energy—and fossil fuels are only part of the story. Heat or thermal energy is by far the more abundant resource. To put it in perspective, the thermal energy in the uppermost six miles of the Earth's crust amounts to 50,000 times the energy of all oil and gas resources in the world! The word 'geothermal' literally means 'Earth' plus 'heat.' ...

  • Characteristics of modern nonlinear loads and their influence on systems with distributed generation

    Nonlinear electronic loads may demonstrate unexpected reactions to variations in power system voltage. This effect of the electrical load may be very significant in distributed generation power systems containing relatively small generators. This paper reviews modern nonlinear electronic load current consumption mechanisms and provides typical current waveforms. Based on extensive measurements ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Voltage controlled stand-alone microhydro induction generator system

    The paper discusses simulated control cases of the wound rotor self-excited induction generator WRSEIG. The generator external controller is designed to regulate the output voltage and frequency for constant or variable speed operation of the prime mover and has the inherent capability of protecting the load from short circuit, which permits voltage collapse under heavy loads. WRSEIG is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • As Global Demand for Electricity Grows, Geothermal Energy Heats Up

    January 9, 2017 — At 2:46 p.m. local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1 magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took out the back-up emergency generators that cooled the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex, causing a series of ...


    By Ensia

  • Impact of frequency–based tariff in power market

    System frequency can be a useful signal in real–time power system operation to promote competition along with operational reliability. The commercial mechanism adopted in India, the availability–based tariff (ABT), defines a power tariff structure that allows recovery of capital cost and fuel cost as well as a condition–based price incentive to participants which help to minimise the real power ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar-powered `water ATMs` deliver at the last mile

    Starting by redefining success, machines that vend clean water at low cost can solve India's drinking water problem, says entrepreneur Anand Shah. Despite decades of success at providing clean, safe water in developed countries, we have failed to ensure that people globally can ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Nuclear power plant keeps intakes clean - case study

    When this nuclear power plant in the Great Lakes region needed reliable traveling water screens to keep it’s intakes clean, they chose International Water Screens. Vertical screens with hoods provide clean water to create steam to generate up to 725,000 kilowatts of electricity for the surrounding region. This project included: Traveling Screen(s) Elevator ...


    By International Water Screens

  • A STATCOM based voltage regulator for parallel operated isolated asynchronous generators feeding three-phase four-wire loads

    This paper presents an investigation on a voltage regulator for parallel operated isolated asynchronous generators (IAGs) supplying three-phase four-wire loads driven by constant speed prime mover like diesel engine, bio-mass, gasoline, etc. The proposed voltage regulator is realised using a static compensator (STATCOM) for providing the reactive power compensation, harmonic elimination and load ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Following the fuel: How portable biomass energy generation may help rural communities

    The forests that surround many of California’s mountain communities tend to have an abundance of woody biomass and a pressing need for thinning to reduce fire danger. Revenue from selling forest residues to biomass power plants could help to support fuel reduction activities, but in many cases the nearest plant is so far away that hauling costs are prohibitive. The remoteness of such ...


    By All Power Labs

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