[Powermag] Many experts believe power plants constructed with reciprocating engines are the ideal complement to intermittent renewables. Recip plants are extremely flexible. Facilities can be sized for almost any use case; engines are highly reliable, provide quick start and stop capability, and can be run on a variety of liquid and gaseous fuels; units are very efficient (especially when incorporated into combined heat and power schemes) over a wide range of loads; and plants are relatively low cost and can be built quickly with minimal risks of delay. Read More
[UtilityDive] Governments and private companies are increasingly turning to battery storage, in order to add more renewable energy to the grid. But where and how to develop that storage remains an open question. Read More
[Forbes] Judging from the hype, the world’s energy sector has embarked on a transitional journey to a clean, green, low-carbon future powered by windmills and solar panels.
It’s going to be a long trip. According to the International Energy Agency, we still derive an incredible 80% of our primary energy from fossil fuels—with oil contributing 32%, coal 27% and natural gas 23%. Read More
[World Energy News] In a live-stream presentation from its Copenhagen Research Center, MAN Energy Solutions has demonstrated advanced dual-fuel engine technology for low-cost, fuel-efficient operation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers and other vessels where low capital outlay is a priority. Read More