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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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