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Future Power Technology is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the power industry, bringing you the latest news and insights in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine brings together in-depth analysis of key issues affecting the energy industry – from energy policy to market trends – and the latest technological developments from all areas of power generation and distribution, including fossil fuels and nuclear power, established and experimental renewable power sources, as well as transmission, energy storage and smart grids.

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April 2019Top

Issue 109 | April 2019
In this issue: Ireland’s plan to catch-up on emissions reductions, solar power in Africa, miniaturised solar cells in clothes, the rise and fall of UK nuclear power, and more.

March 2019Top

Issue 108 | March 2019
In this issue: India’s plans to co-fire all coal-based power plants with biomass, the future of fusion nuclear energy, a new energy storage tower, China’s mega transmission line project, and more.

February 2019Top

Issue 107 | February 2019
In this issue: California’s plans to engage with local communities, the IAEA’s new nuclear roadmap, Argentina’s rapidly changing energy market, energy mapping from space, and more.

January 2019Top

Issue 106 | January 2019
In this issue: The debate over fracking in the UK, ScottishPower’s commitment to 100% renewable energy, England’s first grid-scale smart network, Poland’s reliance on coal, and more.

Yearbook 2018Top

Yearbook | December 2018
In this issue: We round up the biggest stories of 2018, take a look at projects leading the way in renewable energies, predict the major trends to look for in the coming year, and more.

December 2018Top

Issue 105 | December 2018
In this issue: The new Global Green Bond Partnership, Russia’s move to adopt renewables, turning the Hoover Dam into a battery, the issue of recycling solar panels, Enel’s energy control room, and more.

November 2018Top

Issue 104 | November 2018
In this issue: Taiwan’s switch to renewables, China’s decision to slash solar subsidies, the development of a new generation of organic solar cells, a new superfast electric vehicle charger, and more.

October 2018Top

Issue 103 | October 2018
In this issue: The impact of blockchain on Europe’s distribution network operators, a mobile app saving customers money, experts weigh in on the future of nuclear power in the UK, and more.

October 2018Top

Australia Special | October 2018
In this issue: An insight into the Australian Government’s National Energy Guarantee, the latest power projects kicking off across the country, Coopers Gap windfarm profile, and more.

September 2018Top

Issue 102 | September 2018
In this issue: Recasting the EU Renewable Energy Directive, promising renewable projects in Africa, the world’s biggest solar power plants, risks faced by paramedics on offshore windfarms, and more.

July 2018Top

Issue 101 | August 2018
In this issue: Ørsted’s first year in renewables, Voith’s move into East African hydropower, London’s push for solar power investment, GE’s greener transmission gas, NASA’s fission reactor, and more.

July 2018Top

Issue 100 | July 2018
In this issue: Russian influence on Turkey’s energy landscape, solar potential maps, investing in nuclear fusion, artificial intelligence for TPIs, net metering for solar and more.

Renewables Special Issue 2018 Top

Renewables Special Issue | June 2018
In this issue: Free market vs state control for energy stability, drought’s effect on hydropower, flatpack biogas, smart meters in Africa, onshore wind comeback, solar developers and more.

June 2018 Top

Issue 99 | June 2018
In this issue: Remote digital operations, alternatives to lithium in batteries, smart grids, blockchain, GE’s new supersized turbine, US investments in renewables, cleaner gas power, and more.

May 2018 Top

Issue 98 | May 2018
In this issue: Examining energy politics, the golden age of gas, France’s nuclear health, the UK’s T-4 energy auction, energy scavenging technology, the global solar boom, and more.

April 2018 Top

Issue 97 | April 2018
In this issue: China’s carbon trading, investing in Indian solar, Bali’s big wave energy, Shell moves into renewables, 3D tech for wind farms, flexible electricity models, and more.

March 2018 Top

Issue 96 | March 2018
In this issue: Japanese microgrids build energy resilience, offshore nuclear, evolving power supply models, urban energy, India’s potential for 100% renewable, nuclear energy in South Korea, and more.

February 2018 Top

Issue 95 | February 2018
In this issue: Politicising coal in Australia, see-through solar, smart energy for smart cities, Hywind floating wind farm, PPAs to support renewable sales, a new start for tokamak, and more.

January 2018 Top

Issue 94 | January 2018
In this issue: Germany’s clean energy targets, the future for nuclear, UK energy strategy, the biggest solar projects, automating utility switching, electricity data sharing, and more.

Yearbook 2017 Top

Special Issue | Yearbook 2017
In this issue: The biggest stories of the last year, focus on the energy sectors, significant projects, and more.

December 2017 Top

Issue 93 | December 2017
In this issue: Energising landfill waste, solar in the Sahara, COP23 and the cost of renewables, Australian nuclear, insect eyes inspiring tech, future energy leaders, and more.

December 2017 – Special Issue Top

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | December 2017
In this issue: Solar thermal for South Australia, maintaining small components in nuclear plants, how acoustic signatures can help improve predictive maintenance, how US operators are dealing with the fallout from hurricane season, and more.

November 2017 Top

Issue 92 | November 2017
In this issue: Kazakhstan’s uranium bank, Dogger Bank wind titan, the wave energy saving coral, intellectual property rights, cyber security, millennial consumers, and more.

October 2017 Top

Issue 91 | October 2017
In this issue: Solar power for Syria, restoring abandoned hydropower in Tajikistan, the failure of clean coal, Caribbean nuclear, UK tidal, wireless power transference, and more.

September 2017 Top

Issue 90 | September 2017
In this issue: Industrial beauty, trouble for Toshiba nuclear, a seawater-freshwater hybrid, US states stand up for climate action, blockchain utility switching, new CCS material, and more.

September 2017 – Special Issue Top

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | September 2017
In this issue: Meeting marine operations & maintenance challenges, solar storage testing in Texas, GE Power on improving efficiency in coal generation, opportunities in smart grid maintenance, and more.

August 2017 Top

Issue 89 | August 2017
In this issue: Hydrogen as low-carbon fuel, offshore wind islands, the Northern Pass project, air batteries, renewable energy at cost price, French nuclear, and more.

July 2017 Top

Issue 88 | July 2017
In this issue: A fusion-fission hybrid, Wales’s new nuclear, powering Madagascar, predicting blackouts, blockchains for smartgrids, onshore wind investment, and more.

June 2017 – Special Issue Top

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | June 2017
In this issue: Renewables and the challenge of overcapacity, tech solutions for improving offshore wind safety, South Australia’s energy woes, a five-step guide to a smarter grid, addressing cyber security in energy networks, robotics for nuclear decommissioning and more.

June 2017 Top

Issue 87 | June 2017
In this issue: In pursuit of solar fuels, concentrated solar power, the Middle East renewable potential, Euratom post-Brexit, falling UK electricity demand, gamification for energy management, and more.

May 2017 Top

Issue 86 | May 2017
In this issue: Biomimicry in renewables, Siemens’ mega project in Egypt, the UK’s industrial strategy, nu SMRs, public perceptions of nuclear, offshore platforms to power stations, and more.

April 2017 Top

Issue 85 | April 2017
In this issue: Wales’s rapid-response hydro, Native American power, China’s renewable revolution, the tidal lagoon proof of concept, Australia pursues clean coal, consumer thoughts on smart grids, and more.

March 2017 – Special Issue Top

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | March 2017
In this issue: Drax Group in the post-coal future, wind turbine testing in mountainous territory, the cost of maintenance failures, damage sensor for power poles, improving grid access in India, open data for electricity infrastructure improvements, and more.

March 2017 Top

Issue 84 | March 2017
In this issue: Assessing the New Development Bank’s renewable funding in BRICS countries, Asia’s nuclear power progress, solar investment models, building a UK smart grid, hyper-growth of electric cars, the benefits of virtual power plants, and more.

February 2017 Top

Issue 83 | Febrauary 2017
In this issue: DONG Energy quits oil & gas business, Ecotricity’s attempts to crack biomass, South Africa’s nuclear debate, a polymer that could solve supercapacitor tech, the UK’s 2025 deadline on coal, cheap offshore wind, and more.

January 2017 Top

Issue 82 | January 2017
In this issue: China’s green bonds boost clean energy, the arguments for feed-in-tariffs, Japan’s failed fast breeder reactor experiment, top projects for 2017, potentially affordable carbon capture tech, and more.

December 2016 – Special Issue Top

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | December 2016
In this issue: The most expensive nuclear accident in the US, UK energy co-operatives, underground electricity storage, new efforts to effective CCS, the biggest projects of the year, and more.

December 2016 Top

Issue 81 | December 2016
In this issue: The US sponsors India’s move into nuclear, the Dutch coal strategy, South Africa’s booming wind power market, smart solar devices helping poor communities, COP22, how energy utility firms are losing out on customer service, and more.

November 2016 Top

Issue 80 | November 2016
In this issue: New York’s united front on energies, Swansea’s Tidal Lagoon project in hot water, a new material for solar cells, clean coal as a lost cause, Tesla’s Gigafactory and the lithium battery market, and more.

October 2016 Top

Issue 79 |October 2016
In this issue: The world’s largest fusion project, multi-rotor wind turbines, a new wave of tidal technology, assisting schools to install solar, the UK considers breaking from National Grid, finding balance in trading fossil fuels, and more.

September 2016 – Special Issue Top

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | September 2016
In this issue: The safety of nuclear stations operating decades after design, on-grid wave power, digital wind farms, standardising solar data, the future of UK anaerobic digestion, independent carbon capture, maintaining transformer performance, and more.

September 2016 Top

Issue 78 | September 2016
In this issue: Opening the floodgates on hydroelectric dams in the US, going green in the Galapagos, why Germany’s halting its renewable subsidies, questioning the need for a European single market for energy, new tech for carbon capture and power grid fault detection, and more.

August 2016 Top

Issue 77 | August 2016
In this issue: The US energy majors protecting grid integrity, ExxonMobil entering the CCS market, the impact of closing nuclear plants, Isle of Wight’s tidal project, resurgence of offshore wind, hoe utilities companies can adapt to the future, and more.

July 2016 Top

Issue 76 | July 2016
In this issue: Fife wind farm threatened by birds, electric cars transform Japanese grid, off-grid energy for rural areas, Australia’s nuclear u-turn, Trans Mountain oil sands, training new talent, and more.

June 2016 – Special Issue Top

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | June 2016
In this issue: Coal faces up to depleting water resources, Europe’s largest floating solar farm, solar jobs for US veterans, how the vehicle-to-grid energy system works, Grohnde nuclear facility’s success story, searching for new nuclear fuels, and more.

June 2016 Top

Issue 75 | June 2016
In this issue: Bill Gates anticipates an energy miracle, the US exports LNG, transparent solar cells, building tiny technology, the buses driving battery development, POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe conference, and more.

May 2016 Top

Issue 74 | May 2016
In this issue: Canada’s next-generation nuclear movement, designing clean coal plants, growing tidal energy in France, the importance of solar cell efficiency, London’s intelligent streets, disposal of ash, and more.

April 2016 Top

Issue 73 | April 2016
We look into Chile’s Mirror of Tarapacá dual-energy development, learn about Carnegie Wave Energy’s subsea pods, the value of storing energy, non-waste nuclear experiments, clean coal plants, upgrading the US grid, and more.

March 2016 – Special Issue Top

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | March 2016
Detroit Zoo goes 100% renewable, tethered drones generate wind power, London’s waste-to-energy projects, the real cost of solar maintenance, the UK’s nuclear waste management, digital power plant software, and more.

March 2016 Top

Issue 72 |March 2016
The UK plans to end its reliance on coal for electricity, wind power nears economic parity with fossil fuels, turning waste into energy for communities, biosynthesising propane, a new power polymer, underground CO2 batteries, and more.

February 2016 Top

Issue 71 | February 2016
Construction of the world’s largest floating wind farm, GE’s $1bn clean energy business spin-off, the UK’s turnaround on solar subsidies and its continued funding of fossil fuels, Kazakhstan’s uranium storage bank, a revolutionary lithium-oxygen battery concept, and more.

January 2016 Top

Issue 70 |January 2016
The future of US renewables after tax credits expire, how Europe can keep its leading position in ocean power, the potential of tobacco as a fuel, closing the energy investment gap, the UK as a market for small modular reactors and more.

December 2015 Top

Issue 69 | December 2015
China’s bid for world leadership in nuclear technology exports, a nano boost for solar power, the year in the wind industry, the commercial power potential of sludge and slurry, Kosovo’s clean coal plan and more.

November 2015 – Special Issue Top

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | November 2015
Reducing plant emissions with real-time air quality predictions, the economics of coal plant conversions, new sensing technology for crack detection, how grid monitoring needs to change with the growth of renewables, and more.

November 2015 Top

Issue 66 | November 2015
In this issue: a look into anti-renewables lobbying, the islands leading the way with 100% clean energy targets, the latest in the Hinklely Point C debate, Tokamak Energy’s fusion vision, how Japan’s return to nuclear will affect global LGN markets, improving the efficiency of fossil fuel plants with the help of solar power and more.

September 2015 Top

Issue 66 | September 2015
In this issue: China’s green revolution, Japan’s future energy mix, Pakistan’s nuclear future, Mexico’s digital switchover, UK micro-hydro, and more.

August 2015 – Special Issue Top

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | August 2015
In this issue: GE says its Digital Wind Farm is ‘the next evolution of wind energy’, job growth in renewable energy, the end of subsidies for UK onshore wind, progress for the ITER fusion reactor, and more.

August 2015 Top

Issue 65 | August 2015
In this issue: Fossil fuels projects risk becoming stranded assets, UK energy policy shifts, potential impacts of a UK exit from the EU, molten salt reactor progress, China’s nuclear revolution, and more.

July 2015 Top

Issue 64 | July 2015
In this issue: Modi’s mission for India’s nuclear future, towns and cities commit to 100% green energy, unlocking ocean power, solar efficiency, Russia as world nuclear technology titan, and more.

June 2015 Top

Issue 63 | June 2015
In this issue: The rapidly growing market for energy efficient home products, tidal lagoons, changing attitudes towards nuclear energy, battery storage, and more.

May 2015 – Special Issue Top

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | May 2015
In this issue: Mapping radiation in previously inaccessible areas, testing Europe’s biggest battery, remotely monitoring turbines, integrated gasification combined cycle technology, and more.

May 2015 Top

Issue 62 | May 2015
In this issue: Pioneering for smart cities across Europe, a critical look at biomass, innovative ideas for renewable-powered street lighting, the debate on new safety standards for existing nuclear plants, Obama’s war on coal goes into the next round, and more.

April 2015 Top

Issue 61 | April 2015
In this issue: Establishing North America’s first offshore freshwater project, one step closer to artificial photosynthesis, issues topping the agenda in the UK election, underground coal gasification in Pakistan’s Thar Desert and more.

March 2015 Top

Issue 60 | March 2015
In this issue: Innovative energy ideas bringing electricity to communities off the grid, the future of the US nuclear industry in an era of cheap gas, progress in wireless charging, insights into the mind of the energy user and more.

February 2015 – Special Issue Top

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | February 2015
In this issue: Preparing for growth in the European power plant services market, the rise of remanufactured gas turbine packages, new insights into cooling water usage, solving Eskom’s maintenance crisis in South Africa, assessing the human factor in power plant operations, and more.

February 2015 – Special Issue Top

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | February 2015
In this issue: Preparing for growth in the European power plant services market, the rise of remanufactured gas turbine packages, new insights into cooling water usage, solving Eskom’s maintenance crisis in South Africa, assessing the human factor in power plant operations, and more.

February 2015 Top

Issue 59 | February 2015
In this issue: How increasing construction of hydropower dams will affect the environment, developing a nuclear reactor powered by Thorium, pushing the boundaries of betavoltaic electricity generation, catching up with Minesto’s Deep Green plant after a year in action,global energy policy and climate change, and more.

January 2015 Top

Issue 58 | January 2015
In this issue: Boosting renewables in Europe with better grid interconnections, Ikea’s $1.5bn sustainable power plan, investigating the effect of offshore wind installations on marine wildlife, emerging players in the nuclear sector, the viability of natural gas as a bridge fuel, views on coal around the world and more.

December 2014 Top

Issue 57 | December 2014
In this issue: Britain’s role in developing renewable energy in Africa, China’s $16bn EV revolution, radioactive waste munching microbes, commercialising CCS with the help of CO2 enhanced oil recovery, India’s vision of 100 smart cities and more

November 2014 – Special Issue Top

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | November 2014
In this issue: Health and safety risks in offshore wind operations, assessing maintenance costs across different power sectors, new technology to deal with corrosion, mapping the UK’s nuclear waste processing system, Russia’s biggest energy installations and more.

November 2014 Top

Issue 56 | November 2014
In this issue: Meeting biomass sustainability rules in the UK, lessons learned from the Energetic Bear cyber attacks, underground nuclear waste storage in France and Britain, controversy over the EPA’s proposed emission rules for existing coal plants and more.

October 2014 Top

Issue 55 | October 2014
In this issue: the energy potential of deep ocean currents, unanswered questions surrounding the Moorside nuclear project, France’s nuclear power cap, cleaning up the air in China, the UK’s plan to balance supply and demand with market reforms and more.

September 2014 Top

Issue 54 | September 2014
In this issue: The future of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, a solar-powered flight around the world, China’s ambitions in the high-temperature reactor market, the story of clean coal, high-tech maintenance and more.

August 2014 – Special Issue Top

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | August 2014
In this issue: realising the potential of offshore wind, the benefits of automation for renewable installations, how solar farms can help boost biodiversity, the safety concerns involved in extending licenses for old nuclear plants, President Obama’s war on coal and more.

August 2014 Top

Issue 53 | August 2014
In this issue: How GE’s Alstom acquisition will affect the gas turbine market, the potential of open water heat pump technology, a wind turbine that floats 1,000ft above ground, the MIT’s oil rig-inspired concept for floating nuclear power plants and more.

July 2014 Top

Issue 52 | July 2014
In this issue: Iceland’s magma-based geothermal power project, a video tour of the MAST fusion experiment, South Korea’ energy strategy, challenges of a decentralised grid in Europe and more.

June 2014 Top

Issue 51 | June 2014
In this issue: India’s solar ambition, the case for small modular reactors, Germany’s power market, new challenges for the European power sector and more.

May 2014 – Special IssueTop

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | May 2014
IIn this issue: In this issue: Remote monitoring for renewable sites, making tidal projects viable, the most efficient gas turbines, the cost of decommissioning Sellafield, thermodynamic modelling for fuel management and more.

May 2014 Top

Issue 50 | May 2014
In this issue: Next-generation solar cells, the effects of wind farm development on the climate, a boost for the energy storage sector, a milestone in nuclear fusion research and more.

April 2014 Top

Issue 49 | April 2014
In this issue: Protecting energy infrastructure from physical attacks, new ideas for energy storage, the nuclear plant monitoring drone, a new research partnership tackles the UK’s nuclear waste disposal, how Eskom fast-tracked the Kusile plant construction with the help of 3D simulation and more, and more.

March 2014 Top

Issue 48 | March 2014
In this issue: The role of coal in the fight against climate change, East Africa’s geothermal potential, how Cariant’s synthetic natural gas catalyst helps power Audi’s cars, the world’s biggest hydropower plants, boosting the nuclear sector with new standardised reactor designs, and more.

February 2014 – Special IssueTop

Operations & Maintenance Special Issue | February 2014
In this issue: A smart snake robot for nuclear maintenance in hard-to-reach places, creating a strong safety culture in nuclear plant operations, how transmission upgrades can help close the energy gap, a day in the life of a wind farm site manager, the biggest gas turbine retrofit and upgrade contracts of 2013, and more.

February 2014Top

Issue 47 | February 2014
In this issue: The UK’s controversial nuclear deal for Hinkley Point C, advances in solar power storage, the Sahara Forest Project’s innovative approach to power generation, what new EC climate proposals could mean for shale gas, nuclear and renewables, the market for gas gensets, and more.

January 2014Top

Issue 46 | january 2014
In this issue: How NATO is working to protect critical energy infrastructure, the world’s biggest offshore wind farms, the future of the Severn tidal barrage project, why algae power is still being overlooked despite its potential, a market forecast for small to medium-sized nuclear reactors, Russia’s floating nuclear power plants, and more.

December 2013Top

Issue 45 | December 2013
In this issue: Improving water efficiency in fossil fuel and nuclear plants, tackling safety management and workplace risks, a new approach to managing supply and demand on Germany’s grid, extending the lifespan of marine turbines, and more.

November 2013Top


Cutting Down | November 2013
Can stricter regulations and new technology help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power generation?

October 2013Top

Future Grids | October 2013
From demand response to self-healing networks and energy storage: The smart grid revolution has begun.


Issue 5 | July 2012
The Nuclear Issue
Between shutdowns and expansion, stress tests and new technology, nuclear power is finding its place in the future energy mix.

June 2012Top

Future Fuels | June 2012
How will coal and gas fit into the future vision of a cleaner energy mix?

May 2012Top

Surf’s Up | may 2012
With a host of new technologies riding the wave of innovation and investment, marine and hydro power are catching up with the major renewables.

April 2012Top

Pure Power | April 2012
Energy generation is due for a major clean-up as renewable sources see increased investment and the international community continues its efforts to tackle emissions.

March 2012Top

Powerful Designs | may 2012
From the blueprints for new energy-generating giants to the challenges of installation, we explore construction projects that will power our future.

February 2012Top

Sunny Prospects | February 2012
With progress in technology and the market picking up, solar power looks set to enter the next phase.

January 2012Top

Powering up: BRICS | January 2012
The emerging nations are rea ching for world leadership in energy generation technology.

December 2011Top

Boosting Output | December 2011
How operators are pushing power plants to peak efficiency.

November 2011Top

A Smart Energy Future | November 2011
We find out if smart technologies are on the way to revolutionising our electric grids.

October 2011Top

Operations & Maintenance | October 2011
How tools, training and technology converge to keep power plants running safely and efficiently.

September 2011 Top

Fair Wind | September 2011
Mature technology and growing investment are giving wind energy a competitive edge.

August 2011 Top

Nuclear Revival? | August 2011
The future of nuclear power in the Fukushima aftermath.

July 2011 Top


Fossil Fuels | July 2011
Can conventional power generation clean up enough to contribute to a sustainable energy future?

June 2011 Top

Clean Technology | June 2011
Investment, development and technology transfer – the backbone
of sustainable power generation for a cleaner future.

May 2011 Top

Turbine Technology | May 2011
From conventional plants to renewable sources – we look at the technology that drives power generation.

Apri 2011l Top

Transmission | April 2011
Building electronic networks for the future.

March 2011 Top

Safety & Security | March 2011
The technology that protects power plants and personnel.

February 2011 Top

Trends & Leaders | February 2011
A look into the future of power technology

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