EPA releases coal ash rule

EPA releases coal ash rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the agency will now consider coal ash on the same level as household waste as opposed to hazardous waste. Household garbage and coal ash are both listed in the solid waste category, a stretch from the hazardous waste classification.

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 Video: Mary Powell is POWER-GEN 2014 Woman of the Year

Video: Mary Powell is POWER-GEN 2014 Woman of the Year

Powell is President and CEO of Green Mountain Power, an electricity utility in the state of Vermont that serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers.

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 EPA unveils SO2 scrubber-reliant haze plan for Texas

EPA unveils SO2 scrubber-reliant haze plan for Texas

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.

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 Tucson Electric acquires stake in Gila gas power plant

Tucson Electric acquires stake in Gila gas power plant

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has acquired a portion of the output generated by the Gila River Power Station, a natural gas facility.

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 SCE chooses Holtec to store San Onofre used nuclear fuel

SCE chooses Holtec to store San Onofre used nuclear fuel

Southern California Edison (SCE) has awarded Holtec International a contract to store San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station's used nuclear fuel in a robust underground facility.

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Video: Duke Energy acquires Halifax Solar Project in North Carolina

12/19/2014

Duke Energy Renewables (NYSE: DUK) has acquired a 20-MW solar project in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, from Geenex and ET Solar Energy Corp.

Westinghouse continues to provide nuclear fuel to French power plants

12/19/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. and EDF signed a new long-term nuclear fuel contract to support EDF’s nuclear power plants in France.

Susquehanna nuclear unit 1 returned to service after leak found

12/19/2014

Workers at PPL’s (NYSE: PPL) Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected Unit 1 to the grid after repairing a small leak inside the containment structure.

Duke Energy completes ash excavation at W.S. Lee Steam Station

12/19/2014

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has submitted filings, to state regulators, outlining additional ash excavation plans for its W.S. Lee Steam Station in Belton, South Carolina.

Westinghouse to provide nuclear decommissioning equipment to Sellafield

12/18/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. signed a contract to deliver a second skip handler machine for the a storage pond undergoing decommissioning at the Sellafield nuclear site in the UK.

Areva develops corrosion-prevention solution for nuclear power plants

12/18/2014

Areva developed a technology to prevent corrosion of secondary systems in nuclear power plants.

Nevada regulators look again at tribal solar plant

12/18/2014

Nevada utility regulators are considering a revised plan for a solar power generating facility that had been proposed for the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation as part of an NV Energy effort to retire coal-fired plants.

Duke Energy gets final air permit for Citrus combined-cycle project

12/18/2014

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection on Dec. 16 issued the final air construction permit for the nominal 1,640-MW Citrus Combined Cycle Project (CCCP) of Duke Energy Florida.

Southern Company subsidiary to expand solar projects in Georgia

12/17/2014

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) subsidiary Southern Power plans to develop a 131-MW photovoltaic (PV) solar project in Georgia.

Dominion's 1,329 MW Warren County gas-fired power station enters operation

12/17/2014

Dominion Virginia (NYSE: D)’s natural gas-fired, 1,329 MW Warren County Power Station, in Virginia, has entered commercial operation.

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