More Power Plant Instrumentation & Controls News

Areva to develop nuclear I&C courses

07/15/2014

Areva signed an agreement with the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU) to develop nuclear instrumentation & controls (I&C) courses.

2 wind turbines struck by lightning, being fixed

07/14/2014

Two of the 21 wind turbines at the Lowell wind project in Vermont are being worked on after they were struck by lightning recently.

Hanul nuclear reactor OK to restart

07/09/2014

South Korea’s nuclear safety commission approved the restart of a nuclear reactor in the country.

Nuclear spent fuel pool instrumentation system passes acceptance testing

07/02/2014

MOHR Test and Measurement LLC said the first 24 channels of its Spent Fuel Pool Instrumentation (SFPI) System passed factory acceptance testing.

Lockheed Martin, Chinese company partner on prototype nuclear I&C system

06/25/2014

Lockheed Martin and China’s State Nuclear Power Automation System Engineering Co. will collaborate on the manufacturing of prototype protection systems for third generation nuclear power plants in China.

Alstom to deliver PAS operator interface system to worldwide customers

06/24/2014

Alstom and PAS signed an agreement where Alstom will deliver PAS’ operator interface to global customers.

EDF Energy nuclear power plants to receive upgraded drive systems

06/16/2014

EDF Energy picked Servelec to design, implement, test and commission new drive systems at two of EDF’s nuclear power plants.

EDF Energy UK nuclear power plants to get new I&C systems

06/12/2014

Ultra Electronics Holdings said its Nuclear Control Systems unit was awarded a 12.9 million pounds ($21.7 million) contract to supply specialist instrumentation by EDF Energy.

Susquehanna nuclear Unit 1 to get new power plant simulator

06/12/2014

L-3 Mapps will replace the full scope simulator at PPL Corp.’s (NYSE: PPL) Susquehanna nuclear Unit 1 in Pennsylvania.

Areva to provide I&C, electrical systems services for Bulgaria nuclear units

06/10/2014

Areva was picked to provide nuclear services for the safety instrumentation and control (I&C) and electrical systems for units 5 and 6 at the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria.

Areva to perform nuclear power plant modernization and expansion projects

06/04/2014

Areva was picked by the Kernkraft Gösgen-Däniken AG to carry out two projects for the Gösgen nuclear power plant in Switzerland.

Emerson upgrades gas turbine controls

05/13/2014

Piqua Power System, located in Ohio, has successfully upgraded its OEM turbine controls.

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.