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Video: 9HA.01 Gas Turbine Testing Nears Completion

03/26/2015

In Monte Atwell’s world, opportunities are created when things break down. Over the last four months, Atwell and a team of engineers in Greenville, South Carolina, have been testing one of GE’s latest innovations – the 9HA.01 air-cooled gas turbine. The 866,000-pound machine promises to provide power producers the flexibility, efficiency and speed they need to accommodate the increasing use of intermittent wind and solar power.

Ankney proposes fees for companies that close coal plants

03/25/2015

A Republican senator has proposed fees be levied against companies that shut down coal-fired power plants in Montana.

Entergy completes outage & overhaul at Indian Point 3 nuclear unit

03/25/2015

Entergy (NYSE: ETR) completed a $50 million overhaul and refueling outage at the Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant in New York.

New Mexico House votes to roll back renewable energy standard

03/24/2015

A measure reducing the amount of renewable energy sources utilities would have to tap to provide electricity for their customers by 2020 has narrowly passed the New Mexico House.

Duke Energy to appeal $25M fine by N.C. environmental regulators

03/24/2015

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) will appeal a $25.1 million penalty, imposed by North Carolina environmental regulators, over groundwater violations at the retired L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant.

Maintenance, refueling outage planned at Cook nuclear plant

03/24/2015

An outage for maintenance and refueling is planned for unit 2 at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in southwestern Michigan.

Japan audit: Millions of dollars wasted in Fukushima cleanup

03/24/2015

Japanese government auditors say the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has wasted more than a third of the 190 billion yen ($1.6 billion) in taxpayer money allocated for cleaning up the plant after it was destroyed by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Regulators meeting about SC, Georgia nuclear projects

03/24/2015

Federal regulators are meeting to talk about inspection and testing at separate nuclear construction projects in South Carolina and Georgia.

Video: GE Hitachi Nuclear reveals tool for nuclear power uncoupling

03/24/2015

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Exelon Generation (NYSE: EXC) introduced a remotely-operated tool that allows workers to complete tasks at the bottom of nuclear reactors.

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.

California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

03/23/2015

This winter's record-low snowfall means less hydroelectricity for California.

TEPCO: Fukushima nuclear Unit 1 did melt down in 2011 accident

03/20/2015

The Tokyo Electric Power Corp. says Unit 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant did, in fact, meltdown during the 2011 accident.

NRC says Sequoyah nuclear power units OK for license renewals

03/20/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published its final environmental report for the renewal of the operating licenses for the Sequoyah 1 and 2 in Tennessee.

RWE, E.On losing money on fossil-fueled power plants

03/20/2015

German utilities RWE and E.On released their 2014 Annual Earnings Statements, finding that the companies’ are not making a profit on its fossil-fueled power plants.

JinkoSolar to provide PV modules for hybrid wind, solar power project

03/20/2015

JinkoSolar Holding Co. (NYSE: JKS) said it will supply 75 MW of its photovoltaic solar modules to a wind and solar power project in Arizona.

Economic study says EPA regulations threaten Wyoming coal

03/20/2015

A new economic study says pending federal regulations to limit carbon emissions from existing coal-fired power plants threaten to hit Wyoming's coal industry hard in coming years.

Point Lepreau nuclear plant down for repair

03/19/2015

Canada’s 600-MW Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station is offline for two weeks for repairs.

Kudankulam nuclear units 3 and 4 to break ground in 2016

03/19/2015

The third and fourth units of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India are scheduled to break ground in 2016.

Areva to build nuclear replacement reactor vessel head

03/18/2015

Areva will fabricate and deliver a replacement reactor vessel head to an unnamed U.S. power utility under a multi-million dollar contract.

Sendai nuclear Unit 1 another step closer to restart

03/18/2015

Unit 1 at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan gained approval for plant upgrades made to meet standards set after the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.