Development of a high efficiency and flexible gas turbine

  The development of gas turbines, which Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has continued to pursue, contributes to society in terms of global environmental conservation and a stable energy supply. The company leverages its gas turbine operation experience and takes advantage of its advanced technologies research on “Component technology development for 1700°C class ultra-high-temperature gas […]

Power ships: a real solution to South Africa’s short-term energy needs

  A set of cost-effective privately owned and operated floating power stations, moored at a number of South African harbours, would provide much needed electricity to the country and would remove the need for most of the loadshedding currently being experienced. These floating power stations are known as power ships (Fig. 1).     Having […]

Recent developments in storage technology and applications

  Electrical energy storage systems (ESS) are becoming increasingly important in both the renewable energy and the smart grid sectors, as more operators are realising that without ESS it will be difficult to progress forward. Although it was regarded in the past as too expensive, storage is now seen to be an essential economic solution […]

Utilities reduce costs and boost efficiency with gas

  Distributed generation has gained favour as utilities seek cost-effective ways to keep up with rising demand for power. The concept helps forestall construction of costly centralised power plants, and power used near the point of production limits stress on distribution and transmission systems. Natural-gas-fueled reciprocating engine-generators have served well in distributed generation service, delivering […]

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