Posts tagged as renewables

Renewables provide over 16% of US electricity

  The total renewable energy sources now account for 16,6% of the entire installed operating generating capacity in the US. Out of this, water constitutes 8,4%, wind 5,5%, biomass 1,38%, solar 0,96% and geothermal steam 0,33%. Renewable energy capacity now records a higher production rate than that of nuclear (9,14%) and oil (3,94%) combined. Renewable […]

Promoting energy access: Meeting the challenge with cogeneration

  The International Energy Agency reports that nearly 1,3-billion people still lack access to electricity, and two-thirds of those people live in ten countries – four in developing Asia and six in sub-Saharan Africa. The agency estimates that nearly $1-trillion in cumulative investment is needed to achieve universal energy access by 2030 [1]. In its […]

Flexible gas engine concepts support renewable energy in power systems

  As the amount of variable renewable generation increases, in order for production to meet demand, sufficient balancing capability is needed. This requires greater flexibility in the power system, and generation technology based on internal combustion gas engines is one of the evident alternatives. Modern gas engine power plants with multi-engine concepts have numerous combinations […]

The bridge to smart grids?

by Mike Rycroft, editor It is traditional for the first issue of a new year to take a look at what the year ahead holds. Crystal gazing gives a murky picture, but one thing is certain: with no prospect of any substantial amount of new generation capacity coming on stream until late in 2013, or […]