Leading equipment providers are helping power producers and utilities survive and thrive in a rapidly changing landscape.
Enerfab, Inc. was hired to complete the lifting and replacing of a conveyor tube for a coal transfer facility using rented Modulift® spreader beams from Lifting Gear Hire.
New Jersey’s second-largest power plant has been a leader since it opened in 2006, when it was named a POWER Top Plant for its use of reclaimed water for cooling and for fitting an advanced four-unit facility into a constrained brownfield site. Now PSEG’s Linden Generating Station becomes a two-time Top Plant winner for its embrace of advanced digital monitoring and analytics to stay competitive in the red-hot PJM market.
When a plant goes into mothballs—especially because of poor economics—it’s often a harbinger of impending retirement. Upgrades to improve performance may help, but in changing markets, returns can be highly uncertain. Italian energy firm A2A partnered with GE to return one plant to profitability with a combination of hardware improvements and cloud-based analytics.
In this supplement to the June 2015 issue of POWER, women in a variety of roles across the power sector comment on why they love their careers in a field where women remain a small minority.