Siemens will test advanced gas turbine technology that can run renewable fuels

Siemens Dual Fuel gas turbine

Siemens has announced it has signed a cooperation agreement in Sweden to test renewable fuels at the Rya plant in the Gothenburg power port. The first phase of the deal with Göteborg Energi is a 3D printing torch check at the Rya plant. The goal is that by 2030, all district heating in Gothenburg, Sweden […]

Florida Power & Light FPL using Smart Technology to increase the grid reliability

Florida Power & Light’s (FPL’s) website opens with this bold claim: “The most intelligent grid in America.” Its latest smart grid project—winner of this year’s POWER Smart Grid Award—adds muscle to that claim. Florida Power & Light consciously set out to improve its outage restoration and grid resilience performance during harsh weather of Florida. The company started using […]

Wärtsilä has signed an agreement to acquire Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed an agreement to acquire Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc., an American leading firm in energy storage technology and solutions software. This software, called GEMS is become world leader in energy management, presently it is offering its 5th generation. The platform enables utilities, Engineering Procurement and Construction companies and Independent […]

Speedtronic Mark VI control system configuration part 2

Speedtronic Mark VI control system configuration part 2 Note: In Part 2, Human Machine interface, power supplies, communications etc is discussed Operator Interface The operator interface is commonly referred to as the Human Machine Interface (HMI). It is a PC with a Microsoft® Windows NT® operating system supporting client/server capability, a CIMPLICITY® graphics display system,  […]

Speedtronic Mark VI control configuration and operation Part 1

Speedtronic Mark VI control configuration and operation Part 1 Note: In part 1, the hardware configuration is explained. GE’s SPEEDTRONIC Mark VI Turbine Control The SPEEDTRONIC™ Mark VI turbine control is the current state-of-the-art control for GE turbines. It is designed as a complete integrated control, protection, and monitoring system for generator and mechanical drive […]