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Otter Tail working on repairs at Coyote coal plant


Otter Tail (NASDAQ:OTTR) said it will take a few months before a 430-MW lignite coal plant in North Dakota that experienced significant equipment damage during a December fire can resume full-scale power generation.

Delegation: EPA reaffirms approval of North Dakota haze plan


North Dakota's congressional delegation says the federal Environmental Protection Agency has reaffirmed its earlier approval of North Dakota's plan to address haze caused by coal-fired power plants.

Montana coal-fired power plant is latest to shut down


The J.E. Corette coal-fired power plant in Billings will shut down in August, its owner said Tuesday, making it the latest casualty in a wave of closures across the country that have left the coal industry reeling.

Plant Hatch 2 nuclear unit taken offline for planned maintenance


Workers with Southern Nuclear (NYSE: SO) took Unit 2 at Plant Hatch in Alabama offline for a planned refueling and maintenance outage.

Areva to extend the lives of Exelon nuclear power plants


Areva and Exelon (NYSE: EXC) signed a contract for a life extension project at two of Exelon’s nuclear power plants in Illinois.

Dresden nuclear unit trips offline


Exelon (NYSE: EXC) said the Dresden 2 nuclear power plant in Illinois automatically shut down due to a loss of feedwater.

Nuclear power plant automatically shuts down


The Grand Gulf nuclear power plant in Mississippi automatically shut down Saturday.

Exelon, Rochester still working on life-saving deal for Ginna nuclear plant


The New York State Public Service Commission on Feb. 6 granted R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant LLC some extra time to file a proposed reliability deal that would amount essentially to a life extension for its Ginna nuclear plant.

Exercise to test Dominion plant's security procedures


More than two dozen local, state and federal agencies will participate in a security exercise at Dominion Virginia Power's Surry Power Station.

Koeberg nuclear unit shut down for maintenance


Eskom shut down a 900-MW unit at the Koeberg nuclear power plant in South Africa for a planned three-month maintenance project.

Areva, EVOPRO team on nuclear, renewable energy


Areva and Hungarian engineering company EVOPRO signed a memorandum of understanding to form a global cooperation in nuclear and renewable energy.

Japan readies first robot to probe melted Fukushima reactor


A snake-like robot designed to examine the inside of one of three melted reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant is ready to begin its expedition.

Nuclear in North America


North America Nuclear map

Who Will Replace Nuclear Power's Aging Work Force?


Many of the men and women running America's power plants are nearing retirement.

2015 Nuclear Energy Global Outlook


The year 2014 was a year of resurgence in some countries and loss in others in the nuclear energy industry.

Argonne, nuclear companies researching advanced nuclear reactor design


The Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois is partnering with three nuclear companies on advanced nuclear reactor design research.

Setting the Bar at Watts Bar


Bob Williams, TVA's Watts Bar Fukushima project manager, was in a tight spot in August 2012 when the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued its orders concerning required nuclear plant modifications in response to the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

Restart of Sendai nuclear power plant delayed


Kyushu Electric Power Co. said it would have to delay the restart of a nuclear power plant in Japan by a few months.

Senator: U.S. must avoid losing all nuclear power generation


U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) announced a series of year-long hearings in which the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development will look into the future of nuclear power in the nation.

Obama Administration decision deals a fatal blow to FutureGen 2.0 project


The National Mining Association (NMA) said Feb. 4 that $1bn in funding for the long-running FutureGen 2.0 coal repowering project in Illinois has been terminated by the U.S. Department of Energy.