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11/25/2014

Collection of new products for the power generation markets.

Temporary Power Solutions for Water Management in Unconventional Oil & Gas Exploration

11/25/2014

Unconventional oil and gas field exploration and production in the United States is anything but typical.

Remote Vibration Monitoring Keeps Power Plants Running at Full Capacity

11/25/2014

You can get the monitoring and analysis you need without requiring your equipment specialist to be on-site at the plant.

Setting the Bar at Watts Bar

11/25/2014

Bob Williams, TVA's Watts Bar Fukushima project manager, was in a tight spot in August 2012 when the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued its orders concerning nuclear plant modifications in response to the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

Farley Unit 2 resumes operation

11/25/2014

Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Alabama, has resumed operations following a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

NSA director: China can damage US power grid

11/20/2014

China and "one or two" other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and head of U.S. Cyber Command.

Siemens to supply H-Class gas turbines to Japan power plant

11/20/2014

Siemens (NYSE: SI) has received its first order from Japan to deliver two, 400-MW SGT5-8000H gas turbines along with the associated auxiliary systems to form the core of the combined-cycle power plant of Kobe Steel, Ltd. (KOBELCO) in Tochigi, Japan.

NRG protests move by New York PSC toward Ginna life extension

11/20/2014

Subsidiaries of NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) told the New York State Public Service Commission on Nov. 17 that they are disappointed with a commission order that advances a plan to keep open the uneconomic R.E. Ginna nuclear plant.

NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes

11/19/2014

The outgoing chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday the industry must finish making the safety changes required after a nuclear disaster in Japan, and it faces unresolved questions over how to store nuclear waste as existing plants close.

Duke Energy to begin removing coal ash from four sites in North Carolina

11/14/2014

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) announced plans to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR) to remove coal ash stored at the Asheville Steam Electric Plant, Dan River Steam Station, Riverbend Steam Station and L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant facilities.

GE Hitachi to supply control rod blade for Swiss nuclear power plant

11/13/2014

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has signed a contract with Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt AG (KKL) to supply more than 40 GEH Ultra Control Rod Blades to the 1,220-MW Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant in Leibstadt, Switzerland during the summer of 2015.

JEA to shut Northside Unit 3 by the end of 2015

11/13/2014

JEA, a municipal utility serving the city of Jacksonville, Fla., plans to put the gas- and oil-fired Unit 3 at its Northside Generating Station into "reserve storage" by December 2015, four years ahead of its scheduled retirement.

Westinghouse to supply fuel to nuclear reactors in Germany

11/12/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. has been selected by RWE and E.ON to manufacture and deliver nuclear fuel assemblies for the Gundremmingen and Emsland Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) in Germany, between 2016 and 2018.

Perry, Palo Verde nuclear units go offline due to weekend problems

11/10/2014

Both the companies and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are investigating some problems that resulted in loss of power at a couple of nuclear plants this past weekend.

Siemens supplies H-class turbines to FPL's Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center

11/10/2014

Siemens (NYSE: SI) has shipped its third of three H-class turbines to Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center. The turbine is being transported by rail, barge and multi-wheeled vehicles.

Japan’s 1,780 MW Sendai Nuclear Power Station to restart power generation

11/10/2014

A governor gave final approval Friday for a nuclear power plant to restart in southern Japan, the first to resume operations under new safety rules imposed in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi meltdowns caused by an earthquake and tsunami.

Alliant Energy to expand Riverside Energy Center by building combined-cycle natural gas facility

11/07/2014

Alliant Energy's Wisconsin utility, Wisconsin Power and Light Co. (WPL), announced plans to expand its Riverside Energy Center by building a 650-MW combined cycle, natural gas-fueled facility near Beloit, Wisconsin.

3 men with drone near French nuke site arrested

11/05/2014

Three men in their 20s have been arrested in possession of a drone near a French nuclear reactor, the first such arrests since a spate of mysterious drone overflights of reactors began in early October.

Malfunction closes 2 Czech nuclear reactors

11/05/2014

An official says a damaged water pipe has forced the closure of two of the four nuclear reactors at a Czech power plant.

Carbon capture and storage projects rise to 22 worldwide

11/05/2014

Global carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects rose to 22 in 2014,  according to the Global CCS Institute.