More Power Plant Operations & Maintenance News

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.

Problem forces Exelon LaSalle 2 offline in Illinois

08/06/2014

Exelon (NYSE:EXC) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are investigating the cause of a problem that forced the Unit 2 of the LaSalle nuclear station to be taken offline Aug. 5.

EPA approves 50th GHG construction permit for natural gas project Texas

08/05/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the 50th greenhouse gas (GHG) permit in Texas.

Japan nuclear reactors’ restart may be delayed

08/05/2014

Two of the first nuclear reactors approved to restart in Japan may not open until the winter.

Areva to design & build low-level nuclear waste storage at INL

08/04/2014

Areva Federal Services was awarded a $30 million contract to provide engineering, construction and commissioning of a remote-handled low-level waste disposal facility at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

Pumps and rotating equipment company acquires O&M business for $42mn

08/04/2014

Sulzer announced it has completed its acquisition of two Grayson Armature businesses, Grayson Armature Large Motor Division Inc., and Grayson Armature Orange Texas Inc., for $42 million.

How Much Does Nuclear Power The World?

08/01/2014

According to data from the World Nuclear Association, nuclear power generates 11 percent of the world's electricity.

Fuel Reliability: How it affects the industry, and one fuel vendor's journey to flawless fuel performance

08/01/2014

Improving the reliability of nuclear fuel is grounded in a strong nuclear safety culture.

The growing consensus on higher nuclear power plant safety standards

08/01/2014

Beijing hosted a ground-breaking nuclear safety symposium that focused on the urgent need to raise consistent global safety standards to ensure that all components of nuclear reactors are designed to withstand severe accidents.

Big Sandy coal-fired unit to remain operational, convert to natural gas

08/01/2014

The Kentucky Public Service Commission approved a plan that will allow Kentucky Power Co. to continue generating electricity at the Big Sandy coal-fired power plant.

Sendai power plant restart good news for Japan – if it happens

08/01/2014

Three years ago, it looked like nuclear power in Japan was a lost cause.

Alabama Power to close coal-fired units, switch others to natural gas

08/01/2014

Alabama Power says federal regulations have forced the utility to close two coal-fired units and reduce or eliminate the use of coal at two more power plants by 2016.

AEP settles suits against three W. Va. coal-fired power plants

08/01/2014

Proposed consent decrees were filed in two federal courts Friday to resolve allegations against three coal-fired power plants owned by American Electric Power Co.

Summer nuclear power plant back online

08/01/2014

The single-unit V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina is back to full power after repairs on a leaky valve were completed.

Nuclear power plant groundwater monitoring detects tritium & cobalt

08/01/2014

Tritium and cobalt were detected in a ground water monitoring well at the Callaway nuclear power plant in Missouri.

Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant may shut down Dec. 29

07/30/2014

Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) said it has set a close date for the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

Idle wind turbine in Minnesota expected to resume operations

07/30/2014

One of the wind turbines in Willmar, Minnesota was repaired Tuesday after it lost its nosecone in April.

Nuclear plant automation contract awarded for UK power plants

07/29/2014

Thales was awarded a 10-year, £30 million ($37.9 million) contract to support computerized control system services at all but two EDF Energy’s UK nuclear power plants.