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Check out these highlights during Power Generation Week

12/18/2014

More than 22,000 industry professionals from around the world gathered in Orlando for Power Generation Week, where innovative and cost-effective solutions for maintaining, operating and building new power generation were shared. More than 1,400 exhibiting companies from every sector of the industry showcased their products and services on the exhibit floor.

Kudankulam nuclear units to be up and running by 2021

12/18/2014

India’s government says units 3 and 4 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project are scheduled to begin commissioning in 2020 and 2021.

Moody’s sees stable 2015 for public power sector

12/18/2014

Despite anxiety over the financial impact of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plant to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, Moody's Investors Service is upbeat about the outlook for public power utilities in 2015.

Recovery project for Kingston ash spill nears completion

12/17/2014

Clean up efforts, from the 2008 Kingston Fossil Plant coal ash spill, is near completion.

DOC imposes additional tariffs on solar panels from China, Taiwan

12/17/2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced it will impose tariffs on solar photovoltaic (PV) modules imported from China and Taiwan.

Two more nuclear reactors OK to restart in Japan

12/17/2014

Japanese nuclear regulators approved the restart of two more reactors in the country totaling 1.7-GW in generating capacity.

Kansas firm moves ahead on wind as rule is debated

12/17/2014

Kansas' largest electric company announced plans Tuesday to buy power from a wind farm under development to meet a state renewable-energy mandate, as legislators prepared for another debate over repealing the requirement.

Boeing 737 factory to move to clean energy

12/17/2014

Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes.

J-Power requests safety checks for nuclear MOX fuel project in Japan

12/16/2014

A company is the first to apply for safety checks at a nuclear power plant that is under construction in Japan.

EPA unveils SO2 scrubber-reliant haze plan for Texas

12/15/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new regional haze SO2 reduction requirements for Texas based on a series of presumed scrubber installations and scrubber upgrades on 14 coal-fired power plant units.

EPSA worries about impact of state CO2 plans on interstate markets

12/15/2014

As a representative for competitive generators, Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) President and CEO John Shelk likes to say that his organization is “fuel neutral,” meaning that it does not play favorites among fuel sources for electric power.

Duke to repair leaky pipe at coal ash dump near Charlotte

12/15/2014

North Carolina environmental officials said Thursday that they have approved plans by Duke Energy to drain contaminated wastewater from a huge coal ash dump near Charlotte to repair a leaking pipe.

NY court says nuke plant exempt from state program

12/15/2014

The Indian Point nuclear power plant on the lower Hudson River is exempt from New York state's coastal management program, a midlevel state court has ruled.

Broaching the Baseload Issue: Finding Hybrid Solutions to Stabilize the Grid

12/11/2014

As increasing amounts of variable renewable energy penetrate the grid, utility operators are scrambling to figure out how to balance power loads. Sources like wind and solar cannot be controlled, so when the sun is out or the wind is blowing, power ramps up and has the potential to overload the grid — when it is cloudy or still, there is a potential lack of power as grid operators struggle to engage other sources.

Duke Energy announces progress in coal ash management, ash basin closures

12/11/2014

Duke Energy's (NYSE: DUK) Senior Vice President of Ash Strategy, John Elnitsky, updated North Carolina legislators on the company's progress to meet the Coal Ash Management Act (CAMA) on Wednesday.

Nuclear Here to Stay, Both in the U.S. and Globally, Says Industry Expert

12/10/2014

Nuclear power is by far the best low-carbon, high-power-density generation source currently available. So said John DeBruin, vice president of Nuclear Engineering at URS Corporation, in his fact-filled presentation at Power Generation Week yesterday morning.

Getting the Money for New Nuclear

12/10/2014

An exciting announcement was made during the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Loan Guarantee Program panel discussion for Nuclear Power International Wednesday afternoon.

Major U.S. Power Plants Awarded “Clean Coal” Honors

12/09/2014

Electric Power Company, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), was honored for leadership in deploying advanced technologies that deliver ultra-low emissions as part of Peabody Energy’s inaugural Advanced Energy for Life “Clean Coal Awards.”

U.S. Coal Losing Power Business Dominance but Not Going Away

12/09/2014

Coal’s long dominant role in U.S. power generation is steadily losing ground to natural gas, but coal isn’t going away anytime soon.

When It Comes to Large-Scale Renewable Progress, Preparation Is Key

12/09/2014

The Renewable Energy World, North America conference sessions began Tuesday afternoon, and the Large Scale Renewables Track emphasized lessons learned from which every technology can benefit.