How do you make sure the commissioning of a clean energy project is done properly? If we had universal agreement on what needs to be done during commissioning, and how it should be done, this would be an easy question.
Unfortunately, the world isn't that simple.
gerund or present participle: commissioning
Bring (something newly produced, such as a factory or machine) into working condition.
The dictionary definition of 'commissioning' is clear. But it hides a much more nuanced discussion around what is or isn't commissioning. There are many words one can use to describe us engineers, but surely pedantic has to top that list.
Canada's all-time temperature records were shattered during a heatwave in BC earlier this week. Climate experts are pointing to a clear signature of climate change in these heat records.
While there will rightly be a lot of attention on the tragic loss of life and wildfires caused by the heat wave, we thought it would be worthwhile sharing some data we gathered during the event.
New technologies are revolutionizing the world of energy.
The sight of a majestic wind turbine on the horizon can be an inspiring demonstration of our strides towards a cleaner future. But renewable energy takes many forms. Building owners can be much more than spectators.
How do you predict the performance of something that is composed of countless components interacting in complex ways, costs millions of dollars to build, and for which there is no 'second chance' to get it right?