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SRP, contractors demolish giant boilers at retired Navajo coal-fired plant in Arizona

The onetime steaming heart of a now retired coal-fired plant was brought down in a cloud of dust earlier this month. Detonation at the Navajo...

FirstEnergy shows confidence in Strah’s CEO leadership

The FirstEnergy Corp. board of directors has taken the “acting” qualifier off Steven Strah’s title heading up the Ohio-based utility owner. Strah has been named...

NRC: Nearly all of nation’s 94 nuclear facilities rate in the top performance level

By Rod Walton, Power Engineering and POWERGEN+ Content Director All but four of the nation’s 94 operating nuclear power plants are performing at the highest...

Texas freeze caused record gas spot prices and outages

By Pamela Largue, Power Engineering International In the wake of a February winter storm that left Texans reeling from freezing temperatures and failed power generation...

Evergy chooses BurnsMac’s 1898-developed asset software for distribution, capital projects

Kansas City-based utility Evergy will use an asset investment planning software developed by a wing of EPC firm Burns & McDonnel to evaluate its...
US Energy Information Administration EIA Cooler temperatures August Texas

ERCOT: Close to 2,000 generator outages reported during Texas winter storm

By Rod Walton, Power Engineering and POWERGEN+ content director Hundreds of Texas-based electric generation units reported nearly 2,000 outage events during the February winter storm,...

Nuclear researcher perspective: Reactors worth their salt

By Ondrej Chvala, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee/special to Power Engineering International Why molten salt reactors...

Waste not: B&W among energy players touting methane-cutting trash power

By Rod Walton, Power Engineering and POWERGEN+ content director Surely the power generation sector is a competitive world, with resources vying against each other and...

EIA: U.S. wind power capacity installation made history in 2020

According to recent data released from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), in both 2019 and 2020, project developers in the United States installed more...

NRG Energy selling 4.8 GW fossil generation capacity in Connecticut, California

NRG Energy is selling 4.8 GW of fossil-fueled power plant assets to a private equity firm. The $760 million deal includes the Middletown, Hartford and...

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