USA

Keep up to date with the latest power and smart energy developments in the USA.

The highlights in this week’s news items, provided courtesy of our American partner publications, include:

    • Salt River Project has announced plans to add 1000MW of new utility scale solar energy to its system by end of fiscal year 2025
    • In Tajikistan, a giant hydro-electric dam has been launched to ease the nation’s power deficit – a $3.9 billion project could allow for power export to Pakistan and Afghanistan
    • Once-through cooling was a common design feature for large power plants in the last century, supplying the high volumes of water for turbine exhaust steam condensation and auxiliary heat exchange cooling. This system is causing environmental concerns around the protection of aquatic creatures. Read more about cooling tower heat transfer here.
    • A group of 18 US governors are asking regulators to consider the benefits of a nationwide, unified electricity grid