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MidAmerican begins new renewable energy business


MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. announced it has established a new business called MidAmerican Renewables LLC, which will oversee wind, geothermal, solar and hydro projects.

New classes available through PowerGen University


Five new classes are now available through Power Generation University!

Parsons Brinckerhoff names new COO


Guy Templeton has been named president and chief operating officer (COO) of the Asia/Australia-Pacific/Southern Africa operating company of New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Westinghouse head announces retirement


Aris Candris, president and CEO of Westinghouse, announced his retirement effective at the end of March 2012.

Areva announces leadership changes


Areva said it has named Tom Franch senior vice president of the Reactors and Services Business Group (R&S BG) for Areva Inc., and Gary Mignogna as senior vice president of the Engineering and Projects (E&P) Organization in North America.

INPO selects new CEO


The Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) selected Admiral Robert Willard of the U.S. Navy to be the new president and CEO of the not-for-profit organization.

Fluor announces leadership changes


Fluor Corp. has made changes to the company’s existing senior leadership structure.

URS Corp. names new VP


Marc Tellier has been named vice president, Engineering Services, Private Sector Business Development, for the Infrastructure and Environment Division of URS Corp.

Eco Power Solutions names new CEO


Eco Power Solutions, a provider of multi-pollutant emission control and energy recovery systems, named Thomas J. Bartolomei is the company’s new CEO.

Luminant asks EPA to further ease CSAPR


Luminant Generation Co has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to further ease the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), which is set to affect power generators beginning Jan. 1, 2012.

NERC hires associate general counsel, director of compliance enforcement


The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has announced that Kenneth Lotterhos will join NERC as associate general counsel and director of compliance enforcement, effective Dec. 5.

Vestas adds VP for North American wind power market


Vestas said it has added Mark Preston as vice president of technology for its North American operations.

PPL Corp. CEO to retire, Spence named as replacement


PPL Corp. announced Nov. 17 that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James Miller will retire effective March 31, 2012.

AEP makes executive changes


Robert P. Powers has been elected executive vice president and chief operating officer of American Electric Power, effective immediately.

SunPower makes several executive changes


SunPower Corp. announced several executive changes and a plan to cut costs company-wide.

SEPA names Director of Policy


The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) named Darren Deffner as their new Director of Policy.

Outage Readiness Assessment


In today's power generation world, we're faced with a double whammy. First, the economics of the past several years has led to many planned outages being postponed.

Analyzing and Improving Control Loop Performance


Power plants—especially coal-fired boilers—pose a set of process control problems unparalleled in other industries.

From the Front Lines to the Turbines: A New Initiative Helps Place Veterans into Energy Jobs


The energy industry is facing a set of challenges in regards to the industry's workforce.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Kept Safety Focus after Fukushima


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) responded to the events at Fukushima by sending NRC staff to Japan, monitoring the event in our Operations Center at the agency headquarters in Maryland, sharing evolving information regarding the event with the U.S. nuclear industry and public and focusing our inspections on the plant design and plant procedures that will help ensure U.S. nuclear plants safely ride out a similar event if it occurs in the United States.