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Kudankulam nuclear power Unit 1 to restart soon


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Toshiba awards DSIC contract for Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear complex project


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


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


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


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


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