More Power Plant Instrumentation & Controls News

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.

Hanul nuclear reactor OK to restart


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Nuclear I&C plan approved for Finnish reactor


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.