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Power Generation

TWI's power industry experts help utility companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), research organisations, service companies, nuclear decommissioning agencies and regulators to ensure the safe, continuous and profitable operation of all kinds of energy generation and electrical power distribution plant and assets.

Adding value

For more than 55 years, TWI has added value to the power industry by providing technological solutions, advice and consultancy, all underpinned by world-class research.

Our state-of-the-art research facilities provide a one-stop-shop to our Members, to help them enhance best practice and reduce their operating costs through the effective use of advanced technologies and techniques.

In particular, we can help Members to:

  • Reduce operation and maintenance (O&M) costs

  • Improve risk management

  • Develop novel solutions and devices.

Focusing on challenges

Power industries are currently facing considerable challenges. Worldwide demand for electricity is growing at a time when energy-generating equipment is approaching the end of its service life. In addition, concerns over security of supply and the potential effects of climate change are driving forward new technologies, leading to an increasing diversification of the generating mix.

As well as the introduction of higher-efficiency coal, combined cycle gas turbine plants, and improvements to plant integrity and power transportation, there is a global trend for low-carbon technologies ranging from nuclear to renewables such as wave, wind and biomass, together with the newly emerging carbon abatement technologies (CAT) including carbon capture and storage (CCS).

TWI focuses its technologies and support on helping Members to overcome the challenges of today and the anticipated challenges of tomorrow, covering:

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TWI is also the co-founder, alongside the Energy Institute, of the Ageing and Life Extension Information Forum or AlexInfo - a unique resource providing the energy sectors with access to technical information, events and courses relating to ageing, life extension and asset integrity management. For more information visit the AlexInfo website.

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For more information about TWI's services to the power generation industry, please contact us.