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Sendai nuclear Unit 1 connects to grid


The Sendai 1 nuclear power unit in Japan is expected to reach commercial operations, almost three years after it was shut down following the Fukushima accident.

US regulators, Millstone nuke plant settle dispute


The parent company of Connecticut's nuclear plant and federal regulators have reached a settlement over the plant operator's decision, without regulatory approval, to halt the use of a safety-related pump in the event of a severe accident.

Ameren Missouri to begin moving spent nuclear fuel


Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center will begin this week moving spent nuclear fuel to new storage containers.

NRC issues corrective actions against Millstone 2 nuclear unit


FP&L to buy, close coal-fired power plant


Florida Power & Light will buy and shut down a coal-fired power plant under a settlement agreement with the Office of Public Counsel.

Judge rejects most claims in federal NSR lawsuit against Luminant


A federal judge on Aug. 21 dismissed most of the claims of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a Clean Air Act case against Luminant Generation Co. LLC over coal-fired emissions, but left two of the claims in place for further review.

Kazakhstan to host international uranium bank


The International Atomic Energy Agency and Kazakhstan have signed an agreement to establish a low-enriched uranium bank in the Central Asian country, a move that supporters say could reduce concerns about nuclear weapons proliferation.

Russia helping to refuel Iran nuclear power plant


TVEL Fuel Co. said it is ready to ship fresh nuclear fuel to the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in Iran.

GEH shipping nuclear reactor pumps to Japan


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said the company is working to deliver pumps to customers in Japan.

Local officials blame feds for delay in nuke dump reopening



Making claims that have been drawing sharp criticism, the federal government said this week that an underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico can't reopen because of safety concerns and equipment setbacks.

Natural gas-fired power project clears PJM auction


PSEG Power said that its planned 540-MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant cleared PJM’s Reliability Pricing Model Base Residual Auction.

GE's gas turbine surpasses 75 million operating hours


GE (NYSE: GE) said that its LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbine reached a milestone of 75 million combined operating hours.



Valves & Actuators


A single power plant uses hundreds of valves to control almost every aspect of its operation.

Construction on Paks nuclear power plant begins


The Pakistani prime minister inaugurated construction on a 1,100-MW nuclear power plant in Pakistan expected to cost $10 billion.

Nuclear power unit's generating capacity increase delayed


Kyushu Electric Power Co. said it will delay increases in output at the Sendai nuclear power plant Unit 1 after workers found issues with the cooling system.

EPC contracts signed for natural gas-fired power plants for $550 M


Gemma Power Systems LLC signed two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts worth $550 million with two units of NTE Energy for two natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plants.

Siemens awarded natural gas-fired maintenance contract in China


Siemens (NYSE: SI) was awarded a 10-year service agreement for a natural gas-fired power plant in China.

Construction halted at Hinkley Point C nuclear project site


Work has stopped at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power site in the UK after regulators say the company informed them they were halting production.

SunEdison completes Florida solar power project


SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) completed construction of a 6-MW solar power plant that will supply power to Lakeland Electric in Florida.