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John Day Dam, hydroelectric facility awarded two contracts worth $2.6M


Ross-Brandt Electric Inc. and J.E. McAmis Inc. have won contracts totaling more than $2.6 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform work at John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Farley nuclear plant receives World-Class ALARA Performance Award


Southern Nuclear’s Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant has been selected to receive the 2013 Information Systems on Occupational Exposure (ISOE) World-Class ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) Performance Award, the company has announced.

SDG&E sued by Montana wind farm operator


NaturEner, which owns and operates three wind farms in Montana accounting for about 62 percent of wind power generation in the State, sued San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) on Friday for breaching contracts to invest in the Rim Rock wind farm.

PG&E proposes three-year maintenance plan for gas transmission and storage


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E, NYSE:PCG) provided state regulators with a proposal for 2015-17 to maintain and modernize its approximately 6,750 miles of gas transmission pipelines and extensive storage facilities, including testing, inspecting and upgrading the utility's gas infrastructure.

Chesapeake Energy subsidiary levied $6.5mn fine


A subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy was fined $6.5 million to restore areas in West Virginia damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into stream and wetlands.

Radioactive waste tanks at Savannah River Site operationally closed


Two underground liquid radioactive waste tanks at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina have been removed from service.

Governor Cuomo: Dunkirk Power Plant to be converted from coal-fired power plant to natural gas


The Dunkirk Power Plant will convert from a 75 MW coal-fired plant to a 435 MW natural gas plant.

Oyster Creek nuclear power plant offline for repairs


Exelon (NYSE: EXC) took the 636 MW Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey offline on Dec. 14 for repairs and maintenance.

Report: Outlook for US public power utilities in 2014


The U.S. public power utilities outlook is expected to remain stable in 2014, according to a new report from Moody’s.

NuScale picked for second round of small modular reactor funding


NuScale Power LLC. was selected for the second round of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s cost-sharing program to develop its small modular reactor (SMR) technology.

DOE’s grid energy storage report


Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz released the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Grid Energy Storage report to the members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Energy Department Loan Programs Office issues solicitation for $8bn in advanced fossil energy projects


The U.S. Department of Energy published a solicitation for advanced fossil fuel energy projects Thursday, making up to $8 billion in loan guarantee authority available for fossil energy projects that avoid, reduce or sequester greenhouse gases.

GE invests in large PV plant in CA


GE’s (NYSE:GE) Energy Financial Services has teamed up with Citi, Union Bank N.A. and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company to investment in one of the world’s largest photovoltaic plants.

GE to provide financing, turbines and maintenance for Invenergy gas-fired plant


GE will be anchoring a lending group for Invenergy LLC to finance construction of the 584-MW Nelson Energy Center in Illinois.

Duke Energy Progress' Sutton natural gas plant goes online in the Carolinas


Duke Energy Progress' nearly $600 million, 625 MW L.V. Sutton combined-cycle natural gas plant has begun commercial operations, serving North Carolina and South Carolina customers.

Coal production expanding in Kentucky


Middle Fork Development Services LLC (MFD) owned coal mine in Magoffin County, Ky. has been granted investment banking services through Xnergy Financial, a national investment banking firm providing financing, merger and acquisition services.

Nuclear power plant in Belgium to use operator training simulator


L-3 Mapps will supply a full scope operator training simulator for the 962 MW Tihange 1 nuclear power plant in Belgium.

Legal protection on eagle deaths extended for wind farms


As the eagle population declines in the nation, wind energy farms are getting a pass if they accidently kill eagles.

Iran researching advanced uranium enrichment technology


Iran will continue testing more efficient uranium enrichment technology, which does not appear to go against an interim agreement signed between Iran and several other countries.

Japan no longer scrapping nuclear power


The Japanese government will not continue with its phase-out of nuclear in the country, instead calling it an “important source” in its upcoming energy plan.