More Power Plant Instrumentation & Controls News

Nuclear I&C plan approved for Finnish reactor


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


NRC approves new nuclear core simulator system from Areva


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


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


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


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