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Sendai nuclear power plant receives regulatory OK to restart

09/10/2014

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) Wednesday gave its approval for the dual-unit Sendai nuclear power plant to restart.

Former Ontario coal-fired power plant now burning 100% biomass

09/10/2014

The Atikokan Generating Station in Ontario is now fully operating on biomass.

Video: Boiler leak causes issue at Hawaii power plant

09/10/2014

Monday night, Hawaiian Electric requested that its customers conserve electricity after the Kalaeloa and Waiau power plants experienced issues after two major generators shutdown.

Emerson Process Management named contractor for comprehensive controls replacement project

09/09/2014

Longview Power plant has named Emerson Process Management as its main automation contractor for a comprehensive and fast-track controls replacement project that will improve reliability at its facility in Maidsville, West Virginia, a 965-MW coal-fired, supercritical unit that serves Morgantown and surrounding communities.

Cernavoda nuclear reactor shuts down after generator glitch

09/09/2014

Nuclearelectrica shut down the second reactor at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant due to a technical glitch in the generator.

Kudankulam 2 nuclear power plant operations scheduled for November

09/09/2014

India’s Kudankulam 2 nuclear power plant is scheduled to come online in November.

Sendai nuclear power plant may get safety clearance soon

09/09/2014

The dual-unit Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan may receive safety clearance this week, enabling the plant to be one of the first to restart under new safety standards.

EDF Energy extends nuclear services contract with Jacobs

09/09/2014

EDF Energy extended the contract of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) to provide project services for EDF’s eight nuclear power stations in the UK.

Oil spill reported near Beaver Valley nuclear power unit

09/09/2014

Less than 5 gallons of oil was spilled into the Ohio River from the Beaver Valley Unit 2 reactor in Pennsylvania.

Eskom will move on with Areva nuclear power contract

09/09/2014

Several East Coast reactors offline for service

09/08/2014

While 96 of the 100 commercial nuclear units in the United States are generating electricity, a few reactors in the East went offline in recent days and most cited maintenance as the reason.

Areva to continue processing used fuel from Belgium research reactor

09/08/2014

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN) extended Areva’s contract to manage the used fuel from the BR2 research reactor.

Atkins completes acquisition of U.S.-based nuclear business

09/08/2014

UK-based Atkins completed its acquisition of Nuclear Safety Associates (NSA), an engineering and technical services firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Susquehanna nuclear Unit 2 turbine blades may be cracking

09/08/2014

PPL Susquehanna shut down Unit 2 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania after monitoring showed the possible development of turbine blade cracks.

Iran arrests suspected nuclear plant saboteur

09/08/2014

An Iranian newspaper says authorities have arrested a Ukrainian national suspected of sabotage at the country's sole nuclear power plant.

NRC: SCE did not mislead inspectors after San Onofre nuclear shutdown

09/04/2014

Southern California Edison (SCE) did not hide information from inspectors while they looked into the 2012 breakdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in California.

EDF may phase nuclear reactors back online by year-end

09/04/2014

EDF Energy said the Heysham 1 and Hartlepool nuclear power plants may be restarted in phases between the end of October and the end of December 2014.

NRC: Most U.S. nuclear power plants operating at top level

09/04/2014

A majority of the 100 operating U.S. nuclear reactors are operating in the two highest performance categories, according to assessments from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Marine energy R&D projects get $7.25mn from DOE

09/04/2014

The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) awarded $7.25 million for six organizations that will advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) power generation technologies.

Bushehr nuclear power plant running at 100% power

09/04/2014

Iran’s 1,000 MW Bushehr nuclear power plant is now operating at full power.