POWER-GEN International Blog

Staying Vital in a World of Change: Q&A with Optimizing Plant Performance Track Chair Merrill Jones

09/19/2018

“Optimizing plant performance has always been a topic of interest to the industry for many years but the outside factors have changed considerably in the past 10 years—making plant optimization more important than ever."

Tackling the Big Questions in Power Generation

09/13/2018

These sessions tackle the Big Questions facing power generation now and to come. They offer many answers, but also sometimes look ahead to what the questions will be in 5, 10 and 20 years. For example....

A new Dynamic Market: Q&A with Microgrid Expert Chris Dunlap

09/07/2018

Microgrids are surely on the rise in the U.S. and globally for various technically sound and heartfelt reasons.  This growth is spurred by resiliency fears brought on by major storms which brought down...

Elevation: Drones Rising as tools to improve Power Plant Performance

08/29/2018

Unmanned aerial systems are all the flying rage in the utility space. Xcel Energy received federal approval to fly its drones beyond line of sight, while other utilities such as Duke Energy and Ameren are expanding what the quad-propped tools can ...

Coal may not be King, but still Royalty in Developing World

08/17/2018

So what’s a long-time reliable power source with a 300-year supply to do as utilities in the U.S. and Europe leave it in droves? For companies and nations which rely on coal, the answer is to make it more efficient...

A Great Listing = Higher Traffic

08/08/2018

So you're an official POWER-GEN International exhibitor and now you're asking yourself, "How do attendees find me?". Attendees are already searching for products, services and company names through our handy Interactive Floor Plan. 

Demand for Clean Energy Coming from Businesses, not Politics

Demand for Clean Energy Coming from Businesses, not Politics

08/07/2018

U.S. companies are dominating corporate procurement of clean energy this year even as global demand rises, and the record pace accelerated with two new and very different types of American firms announcing renewable power purchase agreements (PPA)...

Conference Details are LIVE

POWER-GEN Conference Details Now Available

07/25/2018

POWER-GEN conference website has gone live, showing all 12 tracks along with VIDEOS for each! Shiny new tracks include #microgrids #solar #wind and #hydropower. 

Viewpoint: Here’s Where Cybersecurity Matters for Renewable Technologies

06/11/2018

Renewable Energy World’s Inside Renewable Energy podcast recently invited two experts to talk about the ways cybersecurity issues are affecting the renewable energy sector.

What Inspired You to Pursue a Career in Energy?

05/29/2018

Five years ago, PennWell Corporation founded the Women in Power committee as part of POWERGEN International and gave me the honor of leading it. I assembled a group of high-powered women and we met both in person and in conference calls over the l...

Young Professionals at POWER-GEN International

Why Young Professionals in Power Generation Choose POWER-GEN

05/16/2018

POWER-GEN is not only a great place for young professionals to learn and witness the broadness of power generation technologies and other contributing markets, but it is also a great place to market yourself and your company.

Petra Nova: An Evolutionary Project

05/01/2018

The Petra Nova project has been described as an evolutionary project, because the technology can be directly applied to existing coal-fired power plants.

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An Inspiration to Young Leaders: Who Will Be the 2018 POWER-GEN Woman of the Year?

04/30/2018

True leaders inspire others to take action and deliver on change confidently. At POWER-GEN International, one woman is recognized for her efforts to motivate young women to pursue careers in energy. 

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3@3 on Solar PV: POWER-GEN 2017 Highlights, Plus Insights on the Energy Imbalance Market

04/30/2018

See Jennifer Runyon and Paula Mints give a live 3@3 on Solar PV at the POWER-GEN International 2017 conference. They talk about highlights from the conference keynote and delve into the energy imbalance market.

Thirty Years of Steady Electricity Growth Expected

04/26/2018

After years of little or no growth in electricity usage, the U.S. power sector is poised for a new era of steady growth in consumption.

Solar Manufacturing and POWER-GEN International Coming Soon to Florida

04/25/2018

JinkoSolar announced in March that it plans to build a 400-MW capacity solar module manufacturing plant in Jacksonville, Florida. NextEra Energy announced that it plans to buy a significant portion of the modules from the facility over the next fo...

Cybersecurity Risk and Reality

04/24/2018

While thousands of cyberattacks launched against U.S. power plants and distribution systems have not yielded a meaningful disruption in power supplies, the probability that hackers already have the ability to shut down U.S. power stations at will ...