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Pilgrim nuclear plant back online after $70M upgrade

05/26/2015

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

05/19/2015

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

05/01/2015

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

04/30/2015

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.

Beaver Valley nuclear unit taken offline for scheduled refueling, maintenance outage

04/28/2015

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co.’s (FENOC, NYSE: FE) 939-MW Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 1 in Shippingport, Pennsylvania, has been taken offline for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Perry nuclear power plant resumes operations

04/27/2015

The 1,268-MW Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio returned to service following a shut down for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Conco to upgrade tubing at 1,400MW coal-fired power plant in Australia

04/16/2015

Conco Systems Pty. Ltd. in Heatherbrae, New South Wales, Australia, has received a contract to provide comprehensive retubing services for four units at the Stanwell Power Station, a 1,460-MW coal-fired power plant in Queensland, Australia.

Alliant subsidiary advances emissions projects at Iowa coal plants

04/01/2015

Interstate Power and Light (IPL), which is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy (NYSE: LNT), told the Iowa Utilities Board that it is undertaking a number of emissions-control projects for coal-fired capacity under its approved Emission Plan and Budget (EPB).

Technology to look inside Fukushima reactors faces challenge

03/30/2015

The cutting-edge technology was billed as a way to decipher where exactly the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of reactors in the Japanese power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four years ago.

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.