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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the Modern Power Systems BRICS Edition editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought-provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

Latest Modern Power Systems BRICS Edition Feature

Procedures to prevent power stations from becoming defunct, derelict or dangerous
13 January, 2016
Nuclear power plants have only been a part of the modern landscape for...
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Power plants with combined cycle gas turbines and supercritical carbon dioxide 13 January, 2016 When renewable energies are rendered inert by nature, traditional measures have to take their place and perform as optimally as possible, keeping efficiency in mind. James Lawson talks...

European company enters US offshore wind market 13 January, 2016 With DONG Energy one of the first companies to enter the US offshore wind market, Elly Earls finds out from the company's North American general manager, Thomas Brostrøm, how...

GlobalData reports on the world generator market and presents an overview on the key drivers shaping the sector 13 January, 2016 As the population continues to grow, power demands increase as well. GlobalData reports on the world generator market and presents an overview on the key drivers shaping the sector.

The future of smart energy and power generation 13 January, 2016 With rising costs, subsidies drying up and a global oil glut not set to end anytime soon, the energy market is more open than ever to innovative and disruptive ideas that...

Quality time: smart grids 11 June, 2015 The increasing prevalence of smart grid technology has multiplied the opportunities for monitoring power quality. Used intelligently, such information can help utilities provide...

The key to transmission: worldwide trends 10 June, 2015 GlobalData reports on the trends in worldwide transmission and distribution, with the growing demand for power and heightened environmental concerns driving the development...

One with the wind: commercial solutions 10 June, 2015 Faced with powerful and sudden blasts of wind, turbines and their blades are put under great stress, and need to be able to withstand unpredictable and inconsistent wind...

Nuclear family: nuclear operations on the rise 10 June, 2015 Nuclear technology and plant-building cooperation agreements between BRICS nations are on the rise, but what’s driving this? Oliver Hotham speaks to Sharon Squassoni, director and...

The right combination? Power plant operations 10 June, 2015 Still a year away from commercialisation, General Electric’s FlexEfficiency 50 power plant continues to court fervent scrutiny as to its host of purported cost and economic...

Smooth operator: turbine technology 10 June, 2015 Turbines lie at the heart of modern power generation. As manufacturers squeeze higher outputs from smaller units and lengthen maintenance intervals, reliable and efficient running...

The Chinese way: reducing emissions 10 June, 2015 Coal-fired plants remain the world’s primary means of electricity generation – but with fossil fuels, the emissions reduction issue must always be part of the conversation. While new...

High-wire act - making conventional power plants more flexible 01 January, 2015 With renewable sources playing an increasingly prominent position in the energy mix, conventional power plants need to be more flexible than ever. Modern Power Systems – BRICS...

Prepared for the worst - anticipating nuclear emergencies 03 December, 2014 Being caught off-guard in any kind of nuclear emergency could have disastrous consequences, so plant operators take great care to anticipate crises. Emergency preparedness...

Plant intervention – optimising operations 08 October, 2014 Today’s market conditions have made power plant optimisation an increasingly important way for operators to reduce costs, but this process is not all about technological upgrades, as...

Damage control – biomass health and safety 20 August, 2014 With the continuous growth in production and use of solid biofuels, an increasing number of handling-related incidents have taken place, which affect personnel through...

Paradigm shift – the feasibility of ultra-wet turbines 20 August, 2014 Amid the backdrop of fresh climate change initiatives and the need for better cost-efficiency, the gas turbine market finds itself at a crossroads as to its future development....

Design evolution: Chinese reactors 20 August, 2014 Growth of nuclear power in China has been characterised by the evolution of several domestic and imported reactor designs. Caroline Peachey provides an in-depth review of the...

Stay cool – GE’s H-class gas turbine 20 August, 2014 GE believes its new all-air-cooled H-class gas turbine – the HA – has the potential to establish new benchmarks for unit installed capacity, efficiency and flexibility, James Varley reports.

Get smart – Brazil’s telecommunications infrastructure 20 August, 2014 Bob Moser examines how smart grid projects are progressing slowly in Brazil as distributors shoulder the telecoms burden and public policy lacks teeth.


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