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GE launches products to boost aeroderivative gas turbine performance


GE (NYSE: GE)’s Distributed Power business launched a suite of performance-enhancing data-driven solutions from GE Predictivity to help boost performance of aeroderivative gas turbines.

Westinghouse in talks to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine power plants


Westinghouse Electric Co. is in talks with the Ukraine to supply nuclear fuel for power generation from 2015 to help cut Ukraine's dependence on Russia.

Cook nuclear plant receives spent fuel pool monitor


MOHR Test and Measurement LLC installed its EFP-IL Spent Fuel Pool Instrumentation (SFPI) System at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Michigan.

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to deliver spent fuel pool monitors in Japan


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy will deliver spent fuel pool level monitors (SFPLM) to several utilities in Japan.

Feds to meet with Kansas nuclear plant officials


Federal regulators plan to meet with Wolf Creek nuclear plant officials next month to discuss long-standing design issues with the cooling system at the eastern Kansas facility.

Emerson’s Ovation technology to unify control of boiler, turbine, and major equipment for 1,075-MW ultra-supercritical Kozienice Power Station in Poland


Emerson Process Management will install its Ovation control technology at a 1,075-MW ultra-supercritical, coal-fired unit of Poland’s Kozienice Power Station.

L-3 Mapps to upgrade Sizewell B’s nuclear simulator


L-3 Mapps will upgrade the Sizewell B nuclear power plant’s simulator and provide other training devices for plant operator EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited.

Westinghouse signs I&C agreements with China nuclear company


Westinghouse Electric Co. signed two instrumentation and control (I&C) system cooperation agreements with China’s SNPAS.

Former Ontario coal-fired power plant now burning 100% biomass


The Atikokan Generating Station in Ontario is now fully operating on biomass.

Video: Boiler leak causes issue at Hawaii power plant


Monday night, Hawaiian Electric requested that its customers conserve electricity after the Kalaeloa and Waiau power plants experienced issues after two major generators shutdown.

Emerson Process Management named contractor for comprehensive controls replacement project


Longview Power plant has named Emerson Process Management as its main automation contractor for a comprehensive and fast-track controls replacement project that will improve reliability at its facility in Maidsville, West Virginia, a 965-MW coal-fired, supercritical unit that serves Morgantown and surrounding communities.

NRC says no safety issues to impede nuclear power plant license renewal


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said there are no technical issues to stop the license renewal for the Callaway nuclear power plant in Missouri.

AMSC to supply wind turbine electrical systems for $15mn


AMSC received a $15 million order for wind turbine electrical systems from Inox Wind Limited, a unit of India’s Inox Group.

L-3 Mapps to supply trainer for FP&L nuclear power unit


L-3 Mapps was selected by Florida Power & Light (FP&L) to supply a part-task trainer to the St. Lucie Plant nuclear Unit 1.

Turkey Point 3 nuclear reactor automatically shuts down


The Turkey Point nuclear Unit 3 in Florida automatically shut down Aug. 11 following a loss of instrument air.

Idle wind turbine in Minnesota expected to resume operations


One of the wind turbines in Willmar, Minnesota was repaired Tuesday after it lost its nosecone in April.

Nuclear plant automation contract awarded for UK power plants


Thales was awarded a 10-year, £30 million ($37.9 million) contract to support computerized control system services at all but two EDF Energy’s UK nuclear power plants.

Boundary Dam Unit 53 returns online, ahead of schedule


Boundary Dam’s generating Unit 53 has returned online after a severe electrical short disabled the unit right before peak generation.

Areva to develop nuclear I&C courses


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


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