Wind power developers bemoan the fact that abundant wind usually exists in regions remote from load centers, where there is rarely adequate transmission to connect wind-generated electricity to population centers.
Westinghouse Electric Co. President and CEO Steve Tritch says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's issuance of a draft safety evaluation report (DSER) for the company's AP1000 nuclear power technology is a major milestone that will further encourage new nuclear power plant construction in the U.S.
Construction and Contracts
Vogt Power has selected Power Maintenance Resources (PMRI) to provide field supervision, labor, tools and equipment for the removal and re-tube of the heat recovery steam generators for six GE combustion turbines at Portland General Electric's Beaver Generating Station near Clatskanie, Oregon.
Wisconsin Energy Corp. subsidiary We Power has broken ground on the $640 million Port Washington Generating Station, part of the company's Power the Future plan. We Generation will operate the 1,000 MW gas-fired facility that will replace the plant that currently sits on the site.
In 2002, the Watervliet Arsenal in upstate New York served as the host site for ten 5 kW Plug Power fuel cell power systems providing electricity to power a telecommunications facility, a research and development laboratory and base housing.
For years, the city of Mount Pleasant, in southeast Iowa, has had an interruptible power purchase agreement with its wholesale power supplier, buying power at wholesale rates and re-selling it at retail rates to its customers.
Editor's Note: The "Flying Canaries" joke printed in the April issue of Power Engineering included a Reader's Challenge, asking readers to explain whether or not a bunch of canaries flying in an enclosed truck will reduce the load on the truck.
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