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Areva installs two spent nuclear fuel pool level systems in Spain

10/22/2014

Areva installed two spent fuel pool level instrumentation (SFPLI) systems at a nuclear power plant in Spain.

NRC increases oversight of Connecticut plant; begins special inspection in Iowa

10/22/2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said Oct. 21 that it has moved to examine certain issues at nuclear plants in Iowa and Connecticut.

Three LDK solar companies seek quick Chapter 11 reorganization

10/22/2014

LDK Solar Systems Inc., LDK Solar USA Inc. and LDK Solar Tech USA Inc. on Oct. 21 filed a prepackaged Chapter 11 reorganization plan, featuring the usual debt-for-equity swap in cases like this, with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Turkey plans third nuclear power plant by 2018-2019

10/22/2014

Turkey said it plans to build a third nuclear power plant by 2018 or 2019.

Areva develops wireless communication platforms

10/22/2014

Areva finalized the development of a new generation of long-range wireless communication platforms based on technology developed by Semtech Corp.

Kemper: A “Remarkable” Project

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Structural module successfully installed at Vogtle Unit 3

10/22/2014

Georgia Power has completed another milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Georgia.

Pitt granted $987,000 to study nuclear reactor safety, operational efficiency

10/22/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) awarded a $987,000 grant to the University of Pittsburgh to develop sensor networks that improve safety and operational efficiency in nuclear reactors and fuel cycle systems.

Tecogen supplies emission retrofit system to natural gas generator in California

10/22/2014

Tecogen Inc. has entered into a contract to supply its emissions retrofit system, Ultra, for a natural gas emergency generator.

EthosEnergy supplies parts for GE natural gas-fired turbine

10/22/2014

EthosEnergy, a joint venture between Wood Group and Siemens (NYSE: SI), completed a contract to supply new manufactured combustion components for TransCanada’s 560-MW Ocean States Power Plant in Rhode Island.

MHPS completes combustion test facility for boilers

10/22/2014

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. finished construction of a combustion test facility for boilers used in thermal power applications.

Southern Company names new board of director

10/22/2014

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) has announced the election of Larry D. Thompson to its board of directors, effective Dec. 1, 2014.

Allison Macfarlane is leaving the U.S. NRC

10/21/2014

Allison Macfarlane, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), announced she is stepping down from her post effective January 1.

GRDA to pay $296M to construct combined-cycle plant in Oklahoma

10/21/2014

Northeast Oklahoma's Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) directors reached an agreement, on Monday, to pay a $296.9 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 495-MW combined-cycle power plant near Chouteau, Oklahoma.

Perry nuclear power plant shuts down after feedwater loss

10/21/2014

The Perry nuclear power plant in Ohio automatically shut down after the loss of feedwater.

NRC increases oversight at Millstone nuclear Unit 3

10/21/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) increased its level of oversight at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear plant in Connecticut after the commission finalized a “white,” or low to moderate safety significance, inspection at the plant.

Japan’s trade minister says he will continue with nuclear restarts

10/21/2014

Japan’s newly appointed Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry says he will continue with restarting nuclear reactors in the country that are deemed safe.

The State of Michigan Secondary Complex

10/21/2014

The State of Michigan Secondary Complex in Dimondale is a 13-building campus comprised of the state's police academy, police post, test and research labs, office space, warehouses, vehicle maintenance service garages and more.

Powering Innovation & Efficiency

10/21/2014

More than 21,000 power professionals are expected to attend POWER-GEN International 2014 in Orlando, Florida, December 9-11. With more than 1,400 showcasing companies and 300 speakers, POWER-GEN is the world's largest conference and exhibition for the power sector. Get a preview of what to expect at the event.

The Promise of Small Modular Reactors

10/21/2014

Small modular reactors (SMR) have been in worldwide use since the 1950s in countries like Russia and China, but the U.S. is only now beginning to develop its SMR infrastructure. Read about the ambitions and progress of select American nuclear companies.


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