HOUSTON, Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- POWER magazine today officially announced winners of its 2017 Plant of the Year Award, Reinvention Award, Water Award, Smart Grid Award, and Commercial & Industrial Generation Award.
Capturing Carbon and Seizing Innovation: Petra Nova Is POWER's Plant of the Year
Building the first commercial post-combustion carbon capture system in the U.S. (it's also the world's largest such project) came with many challenges. But the $1 billion Petra Nova project came online on time and on budget with zero lost-time incidents in more than 1.78 million man-hours worked. These significant achievements helped earn it POWER's Plant of the Year Award.
Flexibility, Efficiency, and Low Emissions Make Repowered Facility a Success
The Glenarm Power Plant has been serving Pasadena, California, for more than 110 years. The most recent expansion at the historic site overcame a series of challenges to give the city its most efficient and flexible unit yet. The GT-5 unit also earned POWER's Reinvention Award.
Closed Circuit Reverse Osmosis System Squeezes Money Savings Out of Water Management
Sound water management is important everywhere, but in drought-stricken California, it is critical. Southern California Edison installed a novel closed circuit reverse osmosis system at five of its peaking plants that not only saved water and cut operating costs, but also won the company POWER's 2017 Water Award.
Ameren's TAC Microgrid Seamlessly Integrates Distributed Energy Resources
The microgrid installation at Ameren's Illinois Technology Applications Center (TAC) is a state-of-the-art integration of wind, solar, natural gas, and battery storage. The project is POWER's Smart Grid Award winner.
Collaboration and Innovation Produce a Powerful Microgrid Solution
Caterpillar needed a power solution for its field trial complex in Arizona, and the company turned to its own microgrid technology. The integrated solar and generator set system has been honored with POWER's inaugural Commercial and Industrial Generation Award.
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