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NRC begins special inspection at Millstone nuclear power unit

09/15/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will begin a special inspection at the Millstone 3 nuclear power plant in Connecticut that is operated by Dominion Nuclear (NYSE: D).

Plant Vogtle Unit 2 taken offline for refueling, maintenance outage

09/15/2014

Unit 2 at Southern Company's (NYSE: SO) Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant was taken offline Sunday for scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Units at the site are required to be refueled every 18 months.

NRG nears permit for coal-to-gas conversion at New Castle

09/15/2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental said in a Sept. 13 notice that it intends to issue an air operating permit to NRG Power Midwest LP for a coal-to-gas conversion at the New Castle Plant in Lawrence County, Pa.

AMEC to work with CNNC on nuclear projects in China & UK

09/15/2014

AMEC signed a memorandum of understanding with China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) to work together across the civil nuclear sector in China and the UK.

Oyster Creek nuclear plant down for planned maintenance

09/15/2014

The generator at Exelon (NYSE: EXC)’s 636-MW Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey was removed from service to begin a planned refueling outage.

Susquehanna nuclear Unit 2 reconnects to grid after inspections

09/15/2014

PPL Susquehanna (NYSE: PPL) operators reconnected Unit 2 of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania to the electrical grid on Sept. 15.

Firefighters called to N.C. Harris nuclear power plant

09/12/2014

Firefighters were called to a nuclear power plant outside Raleigh after a fire was reported in a chemical room.

TVA hopes to load fuel at Watts Bar 2 in March 2015

09/12/2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is targeting March 2015 to start loading fuel at the Watts Bar 2 nuclear plant in Tennessee, the federal utility noted recently in documents made public by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

APS proposes closing three coal-fired units by 2020

09/11/2014

Arizona Public Service said it would close a coal-fired unit and shut down two others by mid-2020 as part of a compromise with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Weekly Coal Production

09/11/2014

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended September 6, 2014 and month ended August 2014.

Westinghouse signs I&C agreements with China nuclear company

09/11/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. signed two instrumentation and control (I&C) system cooperation agreements with China’s SNPAS.

Areva to develop prototype panels for fusion nuclear reactor

09/11/2014

Areva signed a contract with the Fusion for Energy (F4E) agency to manufacture a “first wall” panel prototype and develop the manufacturing processes.

Regulators reject call for nuke plant shutdown

09/10/2014

A top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official has rejected a federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until it can determine whether its reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

Sendai nuclear power plant receives regulatory OK to restart

09/10/2014

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) Wednesday gave its approval for the dual-unit Sendai nuclear power plant to restart.

Former Ontario coal-fired power plant now burning 100% biomass

09/10/2014

The Atikokan Generating Station in Ontario is now fully operating on biomass.

Video: Boiler leak causes issue at Hawaii power plant

09/10/2014

Monday night, Hawaiian Electric requested that its customers conserve electricity after the Kalaeloa and Waiau power plants experienced issues after two major generators shutdown.

Emerson Process Management named contractor for comprehensive controls replacement project

09/09/2014

Longview Power plant has named Emerson Process Management as its main automation contractor for a comprehensive and fast-track controls replacement project that will improve reliability at its facility in Maidsville, West Virginia, a 965-MW coal-fired, supercritical unit that serves Morgantown and surrounding communities.

Cernavoda nuclear reactor shuts down after generator glitch

09/09/2014

Nuclearelectrica shut down the second reactor at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant due to a technical glitch in the generator.

Kudankulam 2 nuclear power plant operations scheduled for November

09/09/2014

India’s Kudankulam 2 nuclear power plant is scheduled to come online in November.

Sendai nuclear power plant may get safety clearance soon

09/09/2014

The dual-unit Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan may receive safety clearance this week, enabling the plant to be one of the first to restart under new safety standards.