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Federal regional haze rule for Okla. coal-fired power plants on hold


A ruling to uphold a federal emissions control plan for two Oklahoma coal-fired power plants is now on hold, according to the Tulsa World.

Black & Veatch to install emission control technology in Missouri


Black & Veatch has been chosen to lead a $35 million incinerator air emissions upgrade program through the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD).

Top 10 headlines of 2013


As we enter 2014, we reflect back on some of the biggest energy headlines of 2013.  What follows is a list of the top 10 stories in power generation last year. 

Siemens to use 3D technology for spare natural gas turbine parts


APS purchases Four Corners Power Plant


Arizona Public Service (APS) has purchased Southern California Edison’s ownership in Units 4 and 5 of the Four Corners Power Plant near Farmington, N.M. for $182 million.

Nicaragua seeks to rehab Salto Negro small hydro project


Nicaragua's Ministerio de Energia y Minas (MEM) seeks bids to supply and install equipment to rehabilitate the 220 kW Salto Negro small hydroelectric project.

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.