Questtec Solutions provides engineered solutions for the power plant industry as well as many industries around the world. In this blog series, we share recent headlines from industry news and real examples of our products ‘in action.’
Power Plant News
Egypt Megaproject: An Expedited Power Transformation
Winning POWER’s highest honor is a set of three gas-fired power plants and related infrastructure—the Egypt Megaproject—which was the single biggest order ever in Siemens’ long history. Completed in a record-setting 27.5 months from financial closure, the three plants added 14.4 GW to Egypt’s power grid, heaving the country away from persistent power shortages that would have crippled industrial growth and setting it firmly en route to long-term power security.
Entergy completes sale of Pilgrim nuclear plant to Holtec
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) – The owner of a now-shuttered nuclear power plant in Plymouth has sold the facility to a private company for decommissioning.
Entergy Corp. said it has completed the sale of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to Holtec International, which plans to complete major decommissioning work at the site decades sooner than if Entergy had continued to own the facility.
The two announced the planned sale last year.
U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. William Keating – all Democrats – recently urged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to delay ruling on the license transfer needed to finalize the sale. Last week, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved transfer of the licenses for Pilgrim to Holtec.
Forecasts show Asia Pacific ripe for $12B in energy storage adoption soon
Asia Pacific is expected to spend nearly $11 billion on energy storage software in the next 10 years and become the largest market for that sector, according to a new report from Navigant Research.
Energy storage capacity is expensive, but growing exponentially around the world as utilities and grid leaders figure a way to combine renewable energies with resiliency. Breakthroughs in digital technologies, including the Internet of Things, machine learning and blockchain, are helping drive the battery storage transition.
Navigant estimated that Asia Pacific will account for close to $10.7 billion in cumulative energy storage system software vendor revenue through 2028. Its report, “Energy Storage Software,” analyzes the market with a focus on asset management, aggregation and grid services.
Power Plants and Questtec Solutions
Questtec Solutions’ level instruments can be found throughout power plants as some of the most dependable level instrument products available.
The example below is an application of a Questtec Solutions Guided Wave Radar and Level-Trac install combo unit. The customer wanted to replace a probe column with a Guided Wave Radar and use the probe column remote displays already mounted in the control room.
Questtec Solutions was happy to customize this product to give the customer the perfect engineered solution. One-stop shopping by Questtec!
For more information on how Questtec Solutions can provide you with customized, engineered solutions, contact us today!