More Power Plant Instrumentation & Controls News

Nuclear I&C plan approved for Finnish reactor

04/11/2014

The Finnish Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) approved the overall instrumentation and control system plan for the Olkiluoto 3 European Pressurized Reactor (EPR).

Areva begins testing of Olkiluoto 3 nuclear plant I&C system

04/02/2014

Areva began testing of the instrumentation & control (I&C) system for the Olkiluoto 3 European Pressurized Reactor at Areva’s site in Germany.

Main control room at Westinghouse's AP1000 nuclear power plant operational

03/31/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. has announced the Unit 1 main control room at its nuclear power plant under construction in Sanmen, China has been declared operational by Sanmen Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. and State Nuclear Power Technology Corp.

Alberta approves 700-MW cogen project of Shell Canada

03/26/2014

The Alberta Utilities Commission on March 21 approved three related applications by Shell Canada Ltd., with one of them involving the construction of a 690-MW, gas-fired cogeneration plant.

Video, details released on 2013 sniper attack on power grid

02/10/2014

Details have been released on a previously unpublicized 2013 assault by snipers on PG&E's Metcalf transmission substation.

EDP Renewables adds GE’s wind technology on 402 turbines

02/05/2014

EDP Renewables (EDPR) will use GE’s (NYSE: GE) Wind PowerUp technology to increase the power output of 402 GE wind turbines located at five U.S. wind farms, in three states. 

NYSSGC, NYISO support N.Y. Gov. Cuomo’s vision for community energy solutions, power grid improvements

01/09/2014

During the State of the State speech on Thursday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his energy plans for the state. On Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden announced plans to advance community-based micro-grid solutions during the Reimagining New York for a New Reality campaign.

DOE’s grid energy storage report

12/12/2013

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz released the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Grid Energy Storage report to the members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Nuclear power plant in Belgium to use operator training simulator

12/10/2013

L-3 Mapps will supply a full scope operator training simulator for the 962 MW Tihange 1 nuclear power plant in Belgium.

EPRI to coordinate advanced grid monitoring, control initiative

10/22/2013

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will coordinate the community meetings of the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI) through 2015. NASPI is a collaborative effort among the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), EPRI, and North American electric utilities, vendors, consultants, federal and private researchers and academics.

Overcoming Verification and Validation Challenges for Digital I&C System Upgrades

10/11/2013

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issues initial licenses for commercial nuclear power plants for 40 years of operation - a period originally based on economic and antitrust considerations, rather than on limitations of nuclear technology, per the NRC.

Pitt researchers to study I&C systems for SMRs

09/24/2013

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh were awarded an $800,000 grant to develop advanced instrumentation and control systems for small modular reactors (SMRs).

Westinghouse receives NRC OK for nuclear safety I&C system

09/18/2013

Westinghouse Electric announced that it received a final Safety Evaluation Report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the company’s Advanced Logic System (ALS) platform.

Peaking plant in Canada to receive distribution and control systems

07/10/2013

American Electric Technologies will supply an integrated electrical protection and controls solution for a 65 MW peaking plant in Alberta, Canada.

Dresser-Rand, Honeywell team on power plant control system

06/10/2013

Dresser-Rand reached an agreement with Honeywell to combine Dresser-Rand’s centrifugal compressor knowledge with the Honeywell Experion Process Knowledge System.

Mitsubishi controls used in new Chinese nuclear power plants

05/08/2013

NRC approves new nuclear core simulator system from Areva

04/03/2013

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved Areva’s new Arcadia core simulator system for core performance analysis in pressurized water reactors.

ABB upgrades turbine control at Dominion coal-fired power plant

03/26/2013

ABB announced Tuesday it has successfully commissioned a Symphony turbine control upgrade at Dominion’s coal-fired Mecklenburg Power Station in Virginia.

ABB to upgrade coal-fired unit's control system

03/26/2013

Wisconsin Public Service picked ABB to upgrade the control system on the 360 MW Unit 3 at the Weston coal-fired power plant in Wisconsin.

ABB upgrades controls at IGCC power plant

03/26/2013

ABB commissioned a Symphony Plus upgrade at Tampa Electric (TECO)’s 260 MW Polk Power Station.