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GE's Digital Power Plant: Applying the Internet of Things to The Energy Industry


The Digital Power Plant creates a “digital twin” of the physical power plant, offering real-time simulation while monitoring every asset in the plant.

NRC Begins Special Inspection at Callaway Nuclear Plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) started special inspections at the Callaway nuclear power plant following a reactor shutdown in August.

EDF: Hinkley Point C Nuclear Plant Start Date Delayed


France-owned EDF Energy says that the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project will not begin in 2023 as planned.

Dungeness B Nuclear Reactor Online After Planned Outage


The Dungeness B nuclear Unit 22 is back online following a 16-week planned maintenance outage.

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.

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.

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.

Westinghouse product doubles nuclear pump part life


Westinghouse Electric Co. announced a product designed to double the life of certain nuclear reactor coolant pump parts.

Hongyanhe nuclear Unit 3 set to begin operations soon


The third of six reactors planned at the Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Station in China is set to begin commercial operations.

Arch Coal settles water pollution violations at coal mines


Arch Coal Inc. and 14 of its subsidiaries under the International Coal Group Inc. (ICG) have agreed to upgrade operations to reduce coal-mine discharges into waters in several states.

Commercial start eyed for late 2016 on Texas carbon capture project


NRC begins special inspection at uranium enrichment facility


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) launched a special inspection at a uranium conversion facility in Illinois.

Vegas-area coal plant owners to pay $4.3M to settle lawsuit


Operators of a coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas are agreeing to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution.

ENEC installs nuclear reactor training simulator


The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) installed a second APR-1400 nuclear reactor training simulator at its learning center in Abu Dhabi.

Fluor to provide maintenance to Texas nuclear power plant


Fluor (NYSE: FLR) was awarded a five-year contract by Luminant to provide maintenance services to the company’s 2,300-MW Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant in Texas.

Backers, foes of Iran nuclear deal lobby Congress


Israel's ambassador to the United States implored congressional Republicans on Wednesday to scuttle President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and Western powers as the White House dispatched senior administration officials to Capitol Hill to make the case for the accord.

Nebraska nuke plant shuts down after coolant pump leaks


The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant has been shut down for repairs roughly a month after a planned outage for maintenance and refueling.

Contract signed for China nuclear power unit project


AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) was awarded a contract from CNPEC to supply two circuits of gas insulated line for a nuclear power plant.