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PW Power Systems completes testing of aeroderivative natural gas-fired turbine

09/30/2014

PW Power Systems successfully completed the initial verification tests for its latest aeroderivative FT4000 gas turbine.

Finland nuclear power reactors return to service after maintenance outages

09/23/2014

Both units at the Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland are back online after annual maintenance outages.

Areva unit signs nuclear fuel development contract with DOE

09/18/2014

Areva Federal Services (AFS) will continue to develop next generation fuel for light water nuclear reactors for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

DOE awards $2mn to support taller wind turbine towers

09/18/2014

The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) awarded $2 million for two organizations that will support the manufacturing of taller wind turbine towers.

Duke Energy to service Pattern wind energy plant in Texas

09/16/2014

Pattern Energy Group signed a long-term agreement with Duke Energy Renewables (NYSE: DUK) to service a 283-MW wind power project in Texas.

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.

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.

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.

Oil spill reported near Beaver Valley nuclear power unit

09/09/2014

Less than 5 gallons of oil was spilled into the Ohio River from the Beaver Valley Unit 2 reactor in Pennsylvania.

Areva to continue processing used fuel from Belgium research reactor

09/08/2014

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN) extended Areva’s contract to manage the used fuel from the BR2 research reactor.

Susquehanna nuclear Unit 2 turbine blades may be cracking

09/08/2014

PPL Susquehanna shut down Unit 2 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania after monitoring showed the possible development of turbine blade cracks.

Marine energy R&D projects get $7.25mn from DOE

09/04/2014

The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) awarded $7.25 million for six organizations that will advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) power generation technologies.

University of Maine Tests 54-meter Wind Turbine Blade

09/02/2014

The University of Maine has taken delivery of a 54-meter wind turbine blade and will perform testing for an undisclosed manufacturer.

Kudankulam nuclear unit may begin commercial operations next month

08/28/2014

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) expects to begin commercial operations of the first unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in September.

VIDEO: Reactor vessel installed at Watts Bar 2 nuclear unit

08/27/2014

The fully assembled reactor vessel was installed at the Watts Bar 2 nuclear project in Tennessee.

L-3 Mapps to supply trainer for FP&L nuclear power unit

08/21/2014

L-3 Mapps was selected by Florida Power & Light (FP&L) to supply a part-task trainer to the St. Lucie Plant nuclear Unit 1.

DOE awards $67mn for U.S. university-led nuclear energy R&D

08/20/2014

The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) invested $67 million in nuclear energy research and infrastructure enhancements in 83 projects.

Water intake resumes after Ohio River oil spill

08/20/2014

Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop doing so.

Electrabel may shut down two nuclear reactors for good

08/20/2014

Two nuclear reactors owned by Belgium’s Electrabel may remain offline until spring and could be permanently shut down.