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Emerson awarded $76mn ultrasupercritical coal-fired automation project

03/30/2015

Emerson Process Management, a subsidiary of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), was awarded a $76 million contract to automate a 910-MW generating unit at an ultrasupercritical coal-fired power plant in Poland.

Senate endorses fees for companies that close coal plants

03/30/2015

Senators have given initial approval to a proposal that would levy massive fines against companies that close coal plants in Montana.

Technology to look inside Fukushima reactors faces challenge

03/30/2015

The cutting-edge technology was billed as a way to decipher where exactly the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of reactors in the Japanese power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four years ago.

S. Africa court dismisses Westinghouse nuclear generator replacement dispute

03/27/2015

A South African court dismissed a filing from Westinghouse Electric Co. asking to reopen bidding for a nuclear power generator replacement project.

IAEA urges India to tighten nuclear safety regulations

03/27/2015

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is pressing India to tighten its nuclear safety regulations more by making its nuclear power watchdog independent and allowing more outside inspections.

Justices divided over EPA mercury limits

03/27/2015

The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

Report: WIPP radiation leak caused by “incompatible” contents

03/27/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy said one drum was the source of a radiation leak inside the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.

Wylfa nuclear power plant to restart in a week

03/26/2015

The Wylfa nuclear power plant in the UK is expected to restart soon after being shut down since earlier in March.

Westinghouse, German companies to offer nuclear decommissioning services

03/26/2015

Westinghouse Electric Co. signed an agreement with HOCHTIEF team to offer integrated decommissioning, decontamination and remediation (DD&R) services for nuclear power plants in Germany.

Video: 9HA.01 Gas Turbine Testing Nears Completion

03/26/2015

In Monte Atwell’s world, opportunities are created when things break down. Over the last four months, Atwell and a team of engineers in Greenville, South Carolina, have been testing one of GE’s latest innovations – the 9HA.01 air-cooled gas turbine. The 866,000-pound machine promises to provide power producers the flexibility, efficiency and speed they need to accommodate the increasing use of intermittent wind and solar power.

Ankney proposes fees for companies that close coal plants

03/25/2015

A Republican senator has proposed fees be levied against companies that shut down coal-fired power plants in Montana.

Entergy completes outage & overhaul at Indian Point 3 nuclear unit

03/25/2015

Entergy (NYSE: ETR) completed a $50 million overhaul and refueling outage at the Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant in New York.

New Mexico House votes to roll back renewable energy standard

03/24/2015

A measure reducing the amount of renewable energy sources utilities would have to tap to provide electricity for their customers by 2020 has narrowly passed the New Mexico House.

Duke Energy to appeal $25M fine by N.C. environmental regulators

03/24/2015

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) will appeal a $25.1 million penalty, imposed by North Carolina environmental regulators, over groundwater violations at the retired L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant.

Maintenance, refueling outage planned at Cook nuclear plant

03/24/2015

An outage for maintenance and refueling is planned for unit 2 at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in southwestern Michigan.

Japan audit: Millions of dollars wasted in Fukushima cleanup

03/24/2015

Japanese government auditors say the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has wasted more than a third of the 190 billion yen ($1.6 billion) in taxpayer money allocated for cleaning up the plant after it was destroyed by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Regulators meeting about SC, Georgia nuclear projects

03/24/2015

Federal regulators are meeting to talk about inspection and testing at separate nuclear construction projects in South Carolina and Georgia.

Video: GE Hitachi Nuclear reveals tool for nuclear power uncoupling

03/24/2015

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Exelon Generation (NYSE: EXC) introduced a remotely-operated tool that allows workers to complete tasks at the bottom of nuclear reactors.

EPE begins commercial operations of Montana Power Station Units 1, 2

03/23/2015

El Paso Electric (EPE, NYSE: EE) announced that Units 1 and 2 at the Montana Power Station (MPS) —located in El Paso, Texas— have reached commercial operations.

California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

03/23/2015

This winter's record-low snowfall means less hydroelectricity for California.