Fortnightly Magazine - July 2012

It's the Money, Not the Fish

Bonneville Power, wind curtailments and the bigger picture.

Asset owners in the Northwest cry foul as the Bonneville Power Administration struggles to reconcile FERC orders with its operational realities. The battle between wind and water has blown up into a regional conflict over transmission tariffs.

Solar Boost

Hybridizing fossil plants with solar thermal technology.

Utilities are testing options for adding solar capacity to existing steam power plants. Concentrated solar thermal boosters increase plant efficiency and reduce emissions, while helping utilities to cost-effectively meet renewable mandates.

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