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Coal plant operator says Colstrip remains profitable for now

06/30/2015

The formation of a new company to run Montana's largest power plant has raised questions among analysts and plant detractors about how long it can keep going, as pollution control costs rise and coal's share of the electricity market crumbles.

GE, Cascade to improve gas turbine combustion using super computers

06/23/2015

GE has announced a multi-year joint development agreement with the Palo Alto-based Cascade Technologies, Inc.

GE awarded long-term service agreement for new combined-cycle power plant in Russia

06/10/2015

GE Power Generation Services has been awarded a 16-year contractual service agreement (CSA) by the Russian energy company OJSC for the new Kazanskaya CHP-2 combined-cycle gas power plant in Kazan (Russia’s Tatarstan region).

GE’s Distributed Power business introduces next-generation myPlant* platform powered by Predix*

06/09/2015

Expanding the choice of Industrial Internet technologies that can help industrial operators improve the real-time remote monitoring of their production facilities, GE’s Distributed Power business has formally introduced its myPlant* 2.0 Beta platform powered by Predix*, an asset performance management solution from GE.

Global Nuclear Fuel receives $100Mn contract extension

06/09/2015

Entergy has extended a contract — worth more than $100 million — with Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) to refuel the utility’s fleet of boiling water reactors through 2021 at the utility’s FitzPatrick, Grand Gulf, Pilgrim and River Bend power plants.

Wartsila to power British Virgin Islands

06/05/2015

Wärtsilä has agreed to supply an extension to the Pockwood Pond Power Generating Station in the British Virgin Islands, owned by the British Islands Electricity Corp.

Video: Duke Energy implodes coal units at retired Cape Fear power plant

06/05/2015

Duke Energy’s (NYSE: DUK) contractor imploded Cape Fear's two coal-fired units — which began operating in 1956 and 1958 — on June 4. The Moncure, N.C. plant began operating in 1923.

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.