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TVA seeks public comment for future coal ash storage at Bull Run


The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking for public input on plans to expand dry onsite storage of ash and other coal combustion products generated at Bull Run Fossil Plant.

Siemens to provide long-term service at Brooklyn Navy Yard cogeneration plant


Siemens has been awarded a long-term service agreement for the Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Power Plant in New York City.

PJM evaluates expansion of gas-fired Zion Energy Center in Illinois


Zion Energy LLC is looking to uprate the three combustion turbines at its gas-fired power plant in Illinois, said PJM Interconnection in a May 19 study on the project, which is covered by PJM queue #Y3-013.

GE launches next evolution of wind energy: the Digital Wind Farm


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.

Regulators: More delays possible for Georgia nuclear plant


Regulators say there's a "high probability" a nuclear plant under construction in Georgia will be delayed even longer than the three years already announced by its owners, according to an analysis obtained by The Associated Press.

Duke pleads guilty in federal court for coal ash crimes


Duke Energy pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to environmental crimes and agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution for illegally discharging pollution from coal-ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.

Ohio nuclear power plant restarts after steam leak


A nuclear power plant that shut down over the weekend has resumed operations.

IAEA: Fukushima decommissioning efforts improved, more challenges ahead


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a report that cleanup and waste management efforts at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have improved, but many challenges still need to be addressed.

NRC sets 2017 deadline for nuclear power plants’ earthquake risk analysis


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) set a June 2017 deadline for two nuclear power plants to conduct in-depth analyses of their updated earthquake risk.

Jacobs to provide project management services to UK nuclear fleet


Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) was awarded a contract by EDF Energy to provide project management resources to EDF’s eight nuclear power plants and two technical centers in the United Kingdom.

Westinghouse unit to inspect nuclear reactor parts at Swiss power plant


WesDyne, a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Co., was awarded a six-year contract for reactor pressure vessel nozzle inspections at the Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant (KKL) in Switzerland.

Entergy continues to monitor oil leak at Indian Point nuclear power plant


Entergy (NYSE: ETR) said it continues to monitor and mitigate any impacts from an oil leak at the 2,000-MW Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York.

Next generation nuclear fuel design revealed


Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) introduced its next generation fuel design, GNF3.

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to begin refueling PWRs


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said it plans to begin offering refueling services to Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) customers.

Plant Farley nuclear Unit 1 completes scheduled refueling outage


Plant Farley 1 in Alabama returned to service after completing an almost two-month refueling and maintenance outage.

Reactor at NY nuclear plant could be offline for weeks


A reactor at a nuclear power plant in the New York City suburbs may be offline for weeks because a transformer that failed over the weekend, sparking a fire and oil leak, must be replaced, officials said Monday.

Kudankulam nuclear Unit 1 shuts down


Unit 1 at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India shut down following a reactor trip.

Genscape report says 8,700 MW to retire in PJM during May and June


The already significant pace of coal plant retirements in PJM Interconnection is about to kick into high gear over the next couple of months, according to a new study by Genscape.

Columbia Generating Station completes “breaker to breaker” run


Energy Northwest’s Columbia Generating Station in Wash. recently set a new record for its longest continuous operational run – 683 days – when operators shut down the reactor to begin the station’s biennial refueling and maintenance outage.

Santee Cooper begins work demolishing coal generating plant


Work is getting underway this week on demolishing Santee Cooper's old Grainger generating station near Conway.