Saturday, April 8, 2017

Energy Mega Projects

Top 5 Energy Mega Projects

Three Gorges Dam
The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam located at the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, in Yiling District, China. Is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity 22,500 MW.

Kemper Project
Kemper Project, or Kemper County Energy Facility, is the world's first Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle plant with Carbon Capture & Sequestration. The project is currently under construction, and is expected to open the first half of 2016, nearly two years behind schedule, the cost had increased to $7.1 billion.

Sask Power Boundary Dam
Sask Power Boundary Dam, the world's first large-scale, coal-fired Carbon Capture & Storage plant. Completed in 2014, with a capacity of 120 megawatts (MW) of base-load electricity and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to one million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year. That’s equivalent to taking more than 250,000 cars off Saskatchewan roads annually

Tres Amigas Super Station
Tres Amigas Super Station, will unite the U.S. electric grid. Utilizing the latest advances in power grid technology, Tres Amigas is focused on providing the first common interconnection of America's three power grids to help the country achieve its renewable energy goals and facilitate the smooth, reliable and efficient transfer of green power from region to region. Tres Amigas LLC is planning to invest $500 million.

Olkiluoto 3
Olkiluoto 3 is on the shore of the Gulf of Bothnia in the municipality of Eurajoki in western Finland. It consists of two Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) each producing 860 MW of electricity. In December 2012, Areva estimated that the full cost of building the reactor will be about €8.5 billion, or almost three times the delivery price of €3 billion. According to Financial Times in December 2014 construction of unit 3 has descended into farce as it is currently expected to open nine years late.