More Power Plant Testing News

Wyoming carbon-capture lab planning moves ahead

06/29/2015

Officials are studying researcher's requirements as they deliberate where a laboratory to test out carbon-capture technology at a Wyoming coal-fired power plant should be located.

SaskPower launches Carbon Capture Test Facility

06/23/2015

Last Thursday SaskPower officially launched its Carbon Capture Test Facility (CCTF) in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada. Built in partnership with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., the CCTF is a high-tech laboratory that uses a small amount of exhaust (flue) gas from the neighboring Shand Power Station and allows researchers to test equipment, chemical innovation, or engineering designs in a highly controlled environment.

NRC to increase oversight at Susquehanna nuclear power plant

06/23/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will increase oversight at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania as a result of a white, or low to moderate safety significance, inspection finding.

GE, Cascade to improve gas turbine combustion using super computers

06/23/2015

GE has announced a multi-year joint development agreement with the Palo Alto-based Cascade Technologies, Inc.

Nuclear reactor vessel installed in UAE project

06/19/2015

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) installed the reactor vessel in the second nuclear unit under construction in the United Arab Emirates.

EPRI awarded $3mn to research power plant dry cooling technologies

06/18/2015

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) won a $3 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a novel dry cooling technology for thermal power plants.

Siemens to deliver, maintain gas-fired power plant equipment

06/15/2015

Siemens (NYSE: SI) will supply and service equipment for a planned 675-MW natural gas-fired power plant in New York.

STP nuclear plant to receive training simulator upgrades

06/04/2015

L-3 Mapps will upgrade the full scope and classroom simulators at the 2,700-MW South Texas Project (STP).

NRC may increase oversight of Pilgrim nuclear power plant

05/29/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) may increase oversight at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts.

Terrestrial Energy to advance molten salt reactor design

05/27/2015

Terrestrial Energy Inc. is teaming with the Dalton Nuclear Institute at the University of Manchester in the UK to work on its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) design.

Beaver Valley nuclear unit returns to service

05/26/2015

Unit 1 at the Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania returned to service following a refueling and maintenance outage.

Pilgrim nuclear plant back online after $70M upgrade

05/26/2015

The only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts is back on line after a $70 million, monthlong, refueling and maintenance project.

Susquehanna nuclear Unit 2 completes refueling outage

05/26/2015

Unit 2 at PPL’s (NYSE: PPL) Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania has returned to operations after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Duke pleads guilty in federal court for coal ash crimes

05/14/2015

Duke Energy pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to environmental crimes and agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution for illegally discharging pollution from coal-ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.

Ohio nuclear power plant restarts after steam leak

05/14/2015

A nuclear power plant that shut down over the weekend has resumed operations.

NRC sets 2017 deadline for nuclear power plants’ earthquake risk analysis

05/13/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) set a June 2017 deadline for two nuclear power plants to conduct in-depth analyses of their updated earthquake risk.

Westinghouse unit to inspect nuclear reactor parts at Swiss power plant

05/13/2015

WesDyne, a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Co., was awarded a six-year contract for reactor pressure vessel nozzle inspections at the Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant (KKL) in Switzerland.

Entergy continues to monitor oil leak at Indian Point nuclear power plant

05/13/2015

Entergy (NYSE: ETR) said it continues to monitor and mitigate any impacts from an oil leak at the 2,000-MW Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York.

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to begin refueling PWRs

05/13/2015

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said it plans to begin offering refueling services to Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) customers.

Plant Farley nuclear Unit 1 completes scheduled refueling outage

05/12/2015

Plant Farley 1 in Alabama returned to service after completing an almost two-month refueling and maintenance outage.