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GE's Digital Power Plant: Applying the Internet of Things to The Energy Industry


The Digital Power Plant creates a “digital twin” of the physical power plant, offering real-time simulation while monitoring every asset in the plant.

Construction on Paks nuclear power plant begins


The Pakistani prime minister inaugurated construction on a 1,100-MW nuclear power plant in Pakistan expected to cost $10 billion.

EPC contracts signed for natural gas-fired power plants for $550 M


Gemma Power Systems LLC signed two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts worth $550 million with two units of NTE Energy for two natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plants.

ENEC: Local companies awarded $2.5M worth of nuclear power plant contracts


The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) and its main contractor, Korea Electric Power Co., signed AED 9.15 billion ($2.5 billion) worth of contracts with companies based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to help build the nation’s first nuclear power plants.

Hongyanhe nuclear Unit 3 set to begin operations soon


The third of six reactors planned at the Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Station in China is set to begin commercial operations.

GE upgrades increase output at UK power plant while reducing costs


Calon Energy has selected GE to upgrade its Sutton Bridge Power Station in Lincolnshire with a broad range of hardware and software technologies to increase power production, improve efficiency and flexibility, and reduce its operating costs. The 800-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant provides electricity to the East Anglian region of the United Kingdom, and the upgrades will help increase the competitiveness of the plant in the country’s challenging power industry.


New Rotork valve actuator to offer advanced functionality


Rotork today announced its IQT electric valve actuator. The new IQT brings the asset management capabilities of Rotork’s third-generation technology to the direct-drive operation of part-turn valves. 

Navigant Research: ESET revenue to total nearly $75B from 2015 to 2024


Navigant Research announced today that revenues from energy storage enabling technologies (ESET) will total nearly $75 billion between 2015 and 2024.

Westinghouse plays key role in Mexico’s energy future


Westinghouse and its majority owner, Toshiba Corp., said Mexico has a promising future in nuclear energy, during the XXVI Annual Congress of the Nuclear Society of Mexicoin Puerto Vallarta.

Coal plant operator says Colstrip remains profitable for now


The formation of a new company to run Montana's largest power plant has raised questions among analysts and plant detractors about how long it can keep going, as pollution control costs rise and coal's share of the electricity market crumbles.

GE, Cascade to improve gas turbine combustion using super computers


GE has announced a multi-year joint development agreement with the Palo Alto-based Cascade Technologies, Inc.

GE awarded long-term service agreement for new combined-cycle power plant in Russia


GE Power Generation Services has been awarded a 16-year contractual service agreement (CSA) by the Russian energy company OJSC for the new Kazanskaya CHP-2 combined-cycle gas power plant in Kazan (Russia’s Tatarstan region).

GE’s Distributed Power business introduces next-generation myPlant* platform powered by Predix*


Expanding the choice of Industrial Internet technologies that can help industrial operators improve the real-time remote monitoring of their production facilities, GE’s Distributed Power business has formally introduced its myPlant* 2.0 Beta platform powered by Predix*, an asset performance management solution from GE.

Global Nuclear Fuel receives $100Mn contract extension


Entergy has extended a contract — worth more than $100 million — with Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) to refuel the utility’s fleet of boiling water reactors through 2021 at the utility’s FitzPatrick, Grand Gulf, Pilgrim and River Bend power plants.

Wartsila to power British Virgin Islands


Wärtsilä has agreed to supply an extension to the Pockwood Pond Power Generating Station in the British Virgin Islands, owned by the British Islands Electricity Corp.

Video: Duke Energy implodes coal units at retired Cape Fear power plant


Duke Energy’s (NYSE: DUK) contractor imploded Cape Fear's two coal-fired units — which began operating in 1956 and 1958 — on June 4. The Moncure, N.C. plant began operating in 1923.

Pilgrim nuclear plant back online after $70M upgrade


The only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts is back on line after a $70 million, monthlong, refueling and maintenance project.

GE launches next evolution of wind energy: the Digital Wind Farm


GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the launch of its Digital Wind Farm, a dynamic, connected, and adaptable wind energy ecosystem that pairs world-class turbines with the digital infrastructure for the wind industry.

Officials: Deal reached over Kalkaska gas plant pollution


KALKASKA, Mich. (AP) - Federal officials say they've reached a settlement with a Texas company over alleged clean-air violations at a natural gas processing facility in northern Michigan.

Maintenance, refueling outage finished at Cook nuclear plant


Operators of southeastern Michigan's Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant say that one of its units has returned to service after a 34-day shutdown for refueling.