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NRC grants operating license for spent nuclear fuel  storage site in Texas

NRC grants operating license for spent nuclear fuel storage site in Texas

A private equity firm-backed venture has gained federal approval to build and operate a spent nuclear fuel storage facility in Texas. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a license to Interim Storage Partners LLC. The company will build a nuclear storage site in Andrews County, Texas, to transport, receive and store up to 5,000 metric tons of spent fuel, initially, and […]
Broad Reach, Sungrow agree on equipment supply for 1,000 MW in Texas energy storage projects

Broad Reach, Sungrow agree on equipment supply for 1,000 MW in Texas energy storage projects

Independent energy storage producer Broad Reach Power will acquire equipment to support construction and operation of six standalone battery projects in Texas. Broad Reach has entered into an agreement with Sungrow Power Supply Co. for 1,000 MW of power electronics for energy storage technology. Houston-based Broad Reach owns 13 GW of utility-scale solar and storage projects in Montana, California, Wyoming, […]
à˜rsted completes 367-MW wind farm project in Texas

à˜rsted completes 367-MW wind farm project in Texas

Danish wind energy giant à˜rsted announced the completion of its largest onshore wind project to date — the Western Trail Wind Farm, a 130-turbine, 367MW project in North Texas. The company also secured long-term power purchase agreements with PepsiCo, Hormel Foods, and Nucor for much of the power generated from the project. “Western Trail Wind is a well-sited greenfield development […]
Proposed Entergy Texas CCGT plant to run on hydrogen, gas

Proposed Entergy Texas CCGT plant to run on hydrogen, gas

Entergy Texas is seeking regulatory permission to build a 1,215-MW dual-fuel combined cycle power plant in the southeast part of the state. The planned Orange County Advanced Power Station would be located near Bridge City, Texas. The gas turbines installed would be designed to run both on natural gas and hydrogen, the latter of which is carbon-free when burned for […]
U.S. NRC staff gives environmental OK to proposed $2.3B spent fuel storage site in Texas

U.S. NRC staff gives environmental OK to proposed $2.3B spent fuel storage site in Texas

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending granting a proposed license for a planned spent nuclear fuel interim storage facility in west Texas. The NRC issued its final environmental impact statement on the application by Interim Storage Partners LLC, which is a joint venture of Waste Control Specialists LLC and Orano CIS. If granted, the owners would construct a […]
ERCOT details road map to improve winter storm responses by itself, Texas utilities

ERCOT details road map to improve winter storm responses by itself, Texas utilities

Battered by criticisms over its handling of the February winter storm crisis, the operator of the Texas grid is promising to step up oversight of utility power generation assets statewide and avoid another system breakdown. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas sent a letter to state Gov. Greg Abbot outlining its intended “road map” to be better prepared for winter […]
Generation outages cause Texas grid scare once again

Generation outages cause Texas grid scare once again

The Texas power grid, which nearly collapsed due to generation outages during historic winter cold, is being stretched tight again. The culprit is not freezing temperatures which dropped to sub-zero for several days in February, but “tight grid conditions” caused a higher level of generation outage than usual during the pre-summer heat. The system operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas […]
B&V subsidiary Diode Ventures deals Grizzly Ridge solar project in Texas

B&V subsidiary Diode Ventures deals Grizzly Ridge solar project in Texas

“An infrastructure development wing of Black & Veatch has reached financial close and found a new owner on a Texas solar farm project. Diode Ventures co-developed the Grizzly Ridge Solar Project with RKB Energy LLC. It is located in Hamilton County near Fort Worth. The buyer’s name was not released. “Grizzly Ridge is one of the first utility-scale solar projects […]
New law requires ERCOT reforms, Texas power plant weatherization in wake of Uri

New law requires ERCOT reforms, Texas power plant weatherization in wake of Uri

Legislation intended to ensure that the Texas power generation system does not have another meltdown as it did this winter was signed by Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbot’s signature propels Senate Bills 2 and 3 into law to reformer system operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). ERCOT and numerous utilities were blamed when about 52 GW of generation capacity went […]
69-kV transmission rebuild nearing completion in Texas

69-kV transmission rebuild nearing completion in Texas

American Electric Power is having one of its Texas transmission lines upgraded for a potential capacity expansion. ECSL, a joint venture of EC Source and Sargent & Lundy, is rebuilding 28 miles of wooden structures with 485 steel supports to help improve reliability on the AEP Texas Yellowjacket-Junction transmission line near Menard. The rebuilt 69-kV line will accommodate a 138-kV […]

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