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EPSA files brief with Supreme Court on FERC demand response case

09/02/2015

The Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) and a number of other parties filed a legal brief with the U.S. Supreme Court Aug. 31 in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) demand response case that the high court will consider in October.

EPA to opponents: Wait for the absolutely final Clean Power Plan, then attack

09/02/2015

Responding to an Aug. 13 notice of appeal from several states, including coal-reliant West Virginia and Kentucky, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  Aug. 31 told a federal court that its Clean Power Plan can't be appealed because it is not final until it is published in the Federal Register.

Exelon announces results of 2016-17 PJM transition auction for Illinois nuclear plants

09/02/2015

Exelon Corporation has announced that all Illinois nuclear plants in PJM cleared in the transition capacity auction for the 2016-17 planning year. 

EPA allows one claim to stand in Sierra Club appeal of Schiller air permit

08/31/2015

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy signed a July 28 order partially granting and partially denying a petition to object to a state operating permit issued by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) for the 150-MW, coal- and biomass-fired Schiller power plant.

Exelon-Pepco: Regulators failed to see merger's 'substantial' customer benefits

08/31/2015

Despite a unanimous rejection from regulators in the nation’s capital, power companies Exelon and Pepco say they are determined to complete their proposed $6.8 million merger.

Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion spending down in first half of 2015

08/28/2015

Georgia Power said in a report that the utility estimates it will spend less on construction costs in the first half of 2015 compared to the last half of 2014.

US regulators, Millstone nuke plant settle dispute

08/28/2015

The parent company of Connecticut's nuclear plant and federal regulators have reached a settlement over the plant operator's decision, without regulatory approval, to halt the use of a safety-related pump in the event of a severe accident.

NRC issues corrective actions against Millstone 2 nuclear unit

08/27/2015

Judge rejects most claims in federal NSR lawsuit against Luminant

08/27/2015

A federal judge on Aug. 21 dismissed most of the claims of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a Clean Air Act case against Luminant Generation Co. LLC over coal-fired emissions, but left two of the claims in place for further review.

IAEA says it needs money to continue Iran nuclear oversight

08/26/2015

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it is running out of money to help Iran implement its international nuclear deal and is asking member countries to increase funding.

UPDATED Exelon-Pepco merger in doubt after D.C. regulators reject $6 billion proposal

08/25/2015

The D.C. Public Service Commission on Tuesday rebuffed a multi-billion dollar proposed merger between power companies Exelon and Pepco.

Optim files revised reorganization plan with bankruptcy court

08/24/2015

Optim Energy LLC and related companies on Aug. 21 filed with their bankruptcy court the latest version of a reorganization plan and disclosure statement that covers a plan for some of these companies to reorganize around their two gas-fired power plants after a failed attempt to sell those plants at a reasonable price.

Shale, MATS, Clean Power Plan has companies burning more gas, less coal

08/24/2015

American Electric Power Senior Vice President Timothy Light captured the current situation for many generators on Aug. 18 when he said "we are burning more gas and less coal."

PJM increases payments to power plants, seeks to avoid grid blackouts

08/24/2015

In an effort to avoid blackouts, PJM Interconnection, the nation’s largest grid, will increase payments to power generators by 37 percent.

 

Strategic Investment in Talent

08/21/2015

The cover story in the June issue of Power Engineering magazine highlighted the challenges facing the energy, utility and manufacturing sectors in finding skilled labor as baby boomers retire in greater numbers.

A New Era of Demand Response

08/21/2015

Blurring the Lines between Generation and Demand-Side Resources

Strategic Investment in Talent

08/21/2015

The cover story in the June issue of Power Engineering magazine highlighted the challenges facing the energy, utility and manufacturing sectors in finding skilled labor as baby boomers retire in greater numbers.

Report on Iran side deal angers Republicans

08/20/2015

Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's nuclear deal is flaring over revelations of a secret side agreement involving Iranian inspections. But House Democrats are shrugging off the report and claiming they have the votes to back up Obama anyway.

Construction halted at Hinkley Point C nuclear project site

08/20/2015

Work has stopped at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power site in the UK after regulators say the company informed them they were halting production.

Gas industry, enviros weigh in on EPA's methane reduction plan

08/19/2015

Industry and environmental groups sit on both sides of the fence after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released potential greenhouse gas emissions regulations for the oil and gas industry.