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Acciona Windpower opens wind tower production facility in Mexico


Acciona Windpower, a subsidiary of Acciona Group, completed construction on a concrete wind tower production facility in Mexico.

GE gas engine achieves more than 50% efficiency


GE (NYSE: GE) Power & Water’s Distributed Power business said the company achieved more than 50 percent electrical efficiency on its gas engine platform.

Westinghouse says nuclear fuel performed flawlessly in Ukraine reactor


Westinghouse Electric said its nuclear fuel “performed flawlessly” at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine despite warnings from Russia.

Public to weigh in on plan to close part of coal-fired plant


New Mexico regulators are set to take testimony on a plan by the state's largest electric provider to shut down part of an aging coal-fired power plant that serves customers throughout the Southwest.

NRC begins Korean-based nuclear reactor design certification


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it will begin a certification review of a Korean nuclear reactor design for potential use in the U.S.

NRC continues oversight of Monticello nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it will continue increased oversight of the Monticello nuclear power plant in Minnesota.

Iran & Russia to produce nuclear fuel


Iran and Russia signed a deal to jointly produce nuclear fuel in Iran.

Kansas' largest electric company seeking $152M rate increase


The largest supplier of electricity in Kansas is asking state regulators to increase its rates by $152 million annually to cover upgrades at power plants and other costs.

W.Va. lawmakers clears bill touted by state's coal industry


West Virginia lawmakers have approved a proposal lauded by the struggling coal industry and criticized as dangerous for worker safety by the miners' union.

France’s nuclear power plant shuts down due to pipe leak


Unit 1 at the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in France shut down Feb. 28 following the discovery of a leak.

Indian Point nuclear Unit 3 down for $50mn refueling outage


Entergy (NYSE: ETR)’s Indian Point nuclear power plant Unit 3 in New York shut down for a planned refueling outage.

ERCOT expects enough power generation to meet spring, summer demand


Grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said the region will have sufficient electric generation available for expected peak demand in the upcoming spring and summer.

Callaway Energy Center's Replacement Reactor Vessel Closure Head Project


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Bushehr nuclear power plant shut down for maintenance


The Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran shut down for maintenance.

Limerick nuclear unit back online after brief outage


Workers at the Limerick nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania brought Unit 1 back online after it was shut down.

NRC increases oversight of Palisades nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has increased its oversight of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Michigan operated by Entergy (NYSE: ETR).

North Anna nuclear power plant shuts down


Unit 1 of the North Anna nuclear power plant automatically tripped offline Feb. 26 as workers with Dominion (NYSE: D) were in the process of shutting the reactor down.

Second-oldest nuclear reactor in S. Korea OK to restart


South Korea’s nuclear watchdog approved a plan to restart a 679-MW nuclear power unit that was shut down after reaching its 30-year lifespan.

Siemens upgrades I&C system of GE steam turbines for first time


Siemens (NYSE: SI) received an order to upgrade the instrumentation & controls (I&C) systems for two of six units at a 3,240-MW thermal power station in South Korea.

Mayors: Closure of Illinois nuclear plants would hurt cities


Mayors of six Illinois communities are warning of potential economic consequences if three nuclear power plants close in their areas.