On this, the cusp of the New Year, we are not only focusing on wrapping up this year’s paperwork, dotting i’s and crossing t’s, but are also looking forward – anticipating the possibilities of the year to come. The U.S. Natural Gas Power Engineering and Construction (GPEC) Trends and Outlook 2018 report gives us insight into the new year’s construction and engineering trends – and recommendations for keeping pace with the rapidly changing field.
Key Trends in 2018
The US Energy and Information Administration (EIA) projects that renewables will comprise 24% of net generation in the power sector by 2025. Environment pressure, public and private, for renewables means an increase in generation from renewable energy sources. The EIA estimates that this generation will be expected to grow to 10% in 2018.
Natural gas is poised to make great strides in the coming year. This is due to several factors, including an aging fossil infrastructure, customer needs for greater power f...