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PG&E, NextEra Energy Resources: Genesis Solar Energy Center reaches commercial operation


NextEra Energy Resources LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) announced its Genesis Solar Energy Center, located in Riverside County, Calif., has reached commercial operation.

Alaska Power & Telephone files FERC permit application for hydropower project


Alaska Power & Telephone (AP&T) has filed a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) preliminary permit application for the West Creek Hydropower project.

Toshiba to supply steam turbines for thermal power plant in Mexico


Toshiba Corp., a supplier of thermal power generation equipment, will supply with two high-efficiency 165-MW steam turbines and related equipment for the retrofit and modernization of the Altamira Thermal Power Plant in Tamaulipas State, northeastern Mexico.

Bechtel Corporate Quality Manager to lead Hanford Nuclear Project Quality Program


Michael Costas, Bechtel's Quality Function Manager, will lead the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant's quality, engineering and procurement.

Unirac, Cobalt Power Systems to supply second largest solar roof installation in Palo Alto


Unirac Inc., a Hilti Group Co. and provider of competitive photovoltaic (PV) mounting solutions in North America, was choosen by Cobalt Power Systems Inc. to provide a 397.5-kW Roof Mount (RM) mounting system at the Oshman Family JCC (OFJCC) campus, in Palo Alto, Calif.

Cummins Power Generation receives EPA certification for generator sets


Cummins Power Generation is the first manufacturer to receive Tier 4 Final certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its high-horsepower generator sets.

Ky. Senate candidate wants Keystone pipeline OK'd


Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.

Apex Bethel Energy Center awards Wood Group GTS $12M operations, maintenance contract


Wood Group GTS and Apex Bethel Energy Center LLC have entered a three-year contract, worth $12 million, for the operations and maintenance (O&M)  for the Bethel Energy Center.

Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion


A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries.

Video: Floating nuclear power plants could withstand natural disasters


A team of MIT engineers are revealing plans for ocean-based nuclear power plants.

China purchases Westinghouse nuclear reactors for $24B


China is in the process of completing several contracts for eight Westinghouse Electric Co. nuclear reactors, for a total of $24 billion.

Millstone 2 nuclear plant gets regulatory approval to draw warmer water from Long Island Sound


Connecticut's nuclear power plant won permission to use warmer water from Long Island Sound for cooling at one of its two units in Waterford, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday.

MidAmerican to supply wind power to Google data center


MidAmerican Energy Co. will supply power needs for Google Inc.'s new data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Fermi 2 nuclear plant corrects security lapse


Federal inspectors say a now-corrected security lapse could have allowed unauthorized access to a protected area at DTE Energy's Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan.

Power generators to reveal earnings after polar vortex


Over the next few weeks, power companies will roll out their first set of quarterly earnings reports following the completion of the harsh winter punctuated by the so-called ‘polar vortex' in January.

NRG Energy, Chevron approved by FERC for power plant swap


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 22 approved the sale by NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) of stakes in several power plants now co-owned by affiliates of oil producer Chevron (NYSE: CVX).

Google, SunPower to finance residential solar power projects


Google Inc. and SunPower Corp. announced a new financing program that will provide approximately $250 million for residential solar lease projects.

SunEdison secures financing for solar projects in Canada


Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. will provide construction financing for SunEdison's (NYSE:SUNE) two solar power plants to be built in Ontario, Canada.

Natural gas combined-cycle power plant to be built in West Virginia


A 549-MW natural gas combined-cycle power plant will be built on a 37-acre site in Marshall County, W.Va with construction planned to begin in mid-2015.

Duke Energy President updates plans for coal ash sites


Duke Energy's North Carolina State President, Paul Newton, spoke before the N.C. Joint Environmental Review Commission (ERC) on the company's response to the Feb. 2 Dan River coal ash spill and its plans to address its coal ash sites across the state.


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