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EPE begins commercial operations of Montana Power Station Units 1, 2

03/23/2015

El Paso Electric (EPE, NYSE: EE) announced that Units 1 and 2 at the Montana Power Station (MPS) —located in El Paso, Texas— have reached commercial operations.

Utility to sell power plants, save customers $300M 


03/12/2015

New Hampshire's largest utility on Thursday announced it will sell off its fleet of power plants after months of negotiations with state officials, saying it will save customers at least $300 million.

Alberta’s largest natural gas-fired facility reaches operations

03/12/2015

ENMAX Corp. (ENMAX) and Capital Power Corp. (TSX: CPX, Capital Power) announced that the Shepard Energy Centre — an 800-MW natural gas-fired, combined-cycle facility located in east Calgary, Canada — is now fully operational.

NRG Texas Power nears permit for new unit at Bertron power plant

03/11/2015

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on March 10 posted to its website a March 6 notice that it intends to approve a greenhouse gas permit for NRG Texas Power LLC covering the planned Unit 5 at the SR Bertron power plant in Harris County.

Siemens completes combined-cycle power plant in Turkey

03/10/2015

Siemens (NYSE: SI), together with its partner and customer Cengiz Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., announced the completion of Cengiz Enerji Samsun, a 600-MW combined-cycle power plant in Turkey.

Siemens upgrades I&C system of GE steam turbines for first time

02/26/2015

Siemens (NYSE: SI) received an order to upgrade the instrumentation & controls (I&C) systems for two of six units at a 3,240-MW thermal power station in South Korea.

GE upgrades Iceland’s power grid for Reykjavik Energy

02/17/2015

GE’s (NYSE: GE) Digital Energy business will provide Iceland’s largest utility company, Reykjavik Energy, with its PowerOn Advantage advanced distribution management system.

Areva, EVOPRO team on nuclear, renewable energy

02/06/2015

Areva and Hungarian engineering company EVOPRO signed a memorandum of understanding to form a global cooperation in nuclear and renewable energy.

Builder projects 18-month delay for nuclear plant in Georgia

01/30/2015

Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) said the firms building its new nuclear power plant in Georgia estimate the project will be delayed 18 months, potentially costing the power company $720 million in new charges, company officials said Thursday.

US nuclear reactor shuts down during snowstorm

01/27/2015

Officials say a Massachusetts nuclear power plant was forced to shut down during the blizzard but posed no danger to the public.

Deal would turn old Philly power plant into hotel, housing

01/15/2015

A Philadelphia developer says he and a caterer are partnering to turn an old power plant along the Delaware River into a hospitality and housing destination.

Vermont Yankee nuke owner says fuel removed from reactor

01/12/2015

The owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant says the fuel has been removed from the reactor and placed in the spent fuel pool.

Eaton to upgrade hydroelectric power plant’s electric system

01/09/2015

Eaton (NYSE: ETN) is helping to modernize and upgrade an electrical system at a hydroelectric power plant in Vermont.

PSEG Fossil advances Sewaren repowering project at PJM

01/07/2015

PSEG Fossil LLC has proposed a natural gas-fired generating facility located in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, with a total capability of 625 MW with 625 MW of this output being recognized by PJM Interconnection as capacity.

Nebraska nuclear plant back online after short outage

12/23/2014

The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant is back online less than a week after its main generator unexpectedly shut down as a precaution.

Areva JV to supply instrumentation systems for Chinese nuclear projects

12/15/2014

A consortium of Areva and BRIC will supply the incore instrumentation for four ACPR-1000 nuclear reactors under construction in China.

NY court says nuke plant exempt from state program

12/15/2014

The Indian Point nuclear power plant on the lower Hudson River is exempt from New York state's coastal management program, a midlevel state court has ruled.

Environmentalists seek wait on Callaway extension

12/11/2014

FULTON, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri environmental group is renewing its calls for federal regulators to delay issuing a 20-year extension for the Callaway County nuclear power plant until legal challenges regarding spent fuel rod storage are resolved.

GE Hitachi completes inspection at Texas Nuclear Power Plant

12/11/2014

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH)’s ultrasonic robot, Surveyor, successfully inspected a section of underground pipe at the South Texas Project Electric Generating Station. The inspection took place at two Westinghouse-built pressurized water reactors near Bay City, Texas.

Tech Tour Provides Close Look at Space Coast Power Plant

12/10/2014

Many people consider Cape Canaveral to be the birthplace of the U.S. space program. It conjures up thoughts of Apollo rocket liftoffs and space shuttle launches. Some 32 people who attended Monday afternoon’s Cape Canaveral Next Generation Clean Energy Center tech tour learned that it is also home to one of the most technologically advanced combined-cycle gas turbine facilities in the U.S.