HOUSTON, August 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- POWER magazine today officially announced winners of its 2015 Plant of the Year Award, Reinvention Award, Water Award, and Smart Grid Award.
SaskPower's Boundary Dam Carbon Capture Project Wins POWER's Highest Award
By now, most people in the power industry have heard about the relatively small utility in Canada that reached a monumental industry goal before anyone else. SaskPower's post-combustion carbon capture project has been winning awards left and right, and POWER's Plant of the Year Award is one more, but our coverage of the achievement is the most extensive and detailed to date. If you're wondering what the future of coal-fired generation might look like, take a look at this plant.
Colorado Energy Nations Boiler 5 Upgrade Project
POWER's 2015 Reinvention Award (formerly known as the Marmaduke Award) goes to an industrial cogeneration plant that reinvented its largest unit for greater fuel and operating flexibility. It faced many of the same business challenges as grid-connected generators and executed this project in an exemplary way that everyone can learn from.
Tampa Electric Co.'s Polk Power Station Reclaimed Water Project
An increasing number of generation facilities around the world face water-related challenges, which means the market is expanding for innovative and effective new approaches to water management. This plant, which has been an industry leader for past projects, demonstrates one successful solution.
Oncor's System Operating Services Facility, Lancaster, Texas
As smart grid technology becomes more common, the focus shifts to leveraging it in increasingly complex and useful ways. This set of four interconnected microgrids serves a Texas utility's own facility while also operating as a demonstration center for future microgrid projects.
For more details about these projects, click the links above or see the August issue of POWER at www.powermag.com.
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