More Power Plant Operations & Maintenance News

Kudankulam nuclear power Unit 1 to restart soon

08/15/2014

Mandatory tests at the 1,000-MW Kudankulam nuclear power Unit 1 have been completed, and the unit is expected to restart soon.

Westinghouse will supply nuclear reactor pumps for Finnish nuclear plants

08/15/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. received a 40 million euros ($53.6 million) contract from TVO to deliver 12 advanced nuclear reactor internal pumps for the Olkiluoto units 1 and 2 in Finland.

Combined-cycle unit at Kemper IGCC power plant begins commercial operations

08/14/2014

The planned 582-MW Kemper County Energy Center’s combined-cycle unit was placed into commercial operation Aug. 14.

Doel 4 nuclear reactor shut down until end of 2014

08/14/2014

Electrabel said the Doel 4 nuclear reactor in Belgium will be shut down until the end of the year.

L-3 Mapps to update nuclear reactor core models for China plants

08/14/2014

L-3 Mapps will provide nuclear reactor core model-related services for three simulators at the Daya Bay Training Center in China.

Indian Point nuclear Unit 3 trips offline

08/14/2014

The Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear plant in New York automatically tripped offline August 13.

Renewables, natural gas use to increase in 2015 as coal retirements begin

08/13/2014

U.S. coal production is expected to increase in 2014, but natural gas will retake the lead in 2015 as coal plant retirements continue and natural gas prices decrease.

Video: TVA begins systems testing at Watts Bar 2 nuclear plant

08/13/2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) says its project at the Watts Bar 2 nuclear reactor in Tennessee continues to meet targets for safety, cost and schedule.

NRC increases oversight at Duke Energy nuclear power plant

08/13/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it is increasing its oversight of the Oconee nuclear power plant in South Carolina, operated by Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).

International team visits Clinton nuclear power plant

08/12/2014

An international team of nuclear safety experts will visit the Clinton nuclear power plant in Illinois to review operational safety practices.

Groups want Indianapolis Power & Light to test water

08/12/2014

Environmental, health and neighborhood groups on Monday called on Indianapolis Power & Light to test groundwater at eight coal ash lagoons they fear may be contaminating wells that supply water to residents on the city's south side.

Turkey Point 3 nuclear reactor automatically shuts down

08/12/2014

The Turkey Point nuclear Unit 3 in Florida automatically shut down Aug. 11 following a loss of instrument air.

Last of Japan’s nuclear power plant operators applies for safety checks

08/12/2014

Japan’s Hokuriku Electric Power Co. applied for regulatory safety checks on its 1,360-MW Shika Unit 2 nuclear reactor. The safety checks are a required step in possibly restarting a reactor.

EDF Energy to take 2,317 MW of nuclear capacity offline for inspections

08/11/2014

EDF Energy plans to take three nuclear power reactors - or 2,317 MW of capacity - offline after a defect was found on a similarly designed reactor in a nuclear power station.

Doel nuclear power unit shutdown possibly caused by sabotage

08/08/2014

A nuclear power plant in Belgium may have shut down due to sabotage.

Toshiba awards DSIC contract for Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear complex project

08/08/2014

Decision Sciences International Corp. (DSIC), a technology provider of security and detection systems, has received a contract from Toshiba Corp. (Toshiba) to supply its muon tracking detectors for the reclamation of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear complex.

EDF begins planned outage at Scotland nuclear power plant

08/07/2014

EDF Energy began an overhaul at the Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland.

Drake coal-fired unit expected online at the end of August

08/07/2014

The largest generating unit at the Martin Drake coal-fired power plant in Colorado may be back online by the end of August.

OG&E submits environmental compliance plan for three power plants

08/07/2014

After unsuccessfully challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E), a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), filed an application with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission seeking approval of a plan to be in compliance with federal environmental regulations.  

Radiance Solar launches O&M unit, names director

08/06/2014

Radiance Solar officially launched Radiance O&M Services and named a new Director of Operations & Maintenance.