Just days after rebuffing an unsolicited $8 billion takeover bid from Mirant because its management believed the offer undervalued the company, NRG Energy announced an aggressive plan to develop approximately 10,500 MW of new generation capacity over the next decade.
The FutureGen Alliance, a partnership of the U.S. Department of Energy and a group of coal and electric utility companies, has selected 12 sites as potential locations for the $1 billion FutureGen power plant.
A 3-D laser measurement and imaging technology used for years in fossil and nuclear plants could be an effective means to assess the ability of emergency core cooling systems to provide long-term core cooling in the event of a loss of cooling accident in pressurized water reactor (PWR) nuclear plants.
The Saguaro Solar Generating Station, the first solar thermal parabolic trough power plant solely intended to produce electricity to be built in the United States since 1988, was dedicated April 22.
Con-Ed’s East River Station - the world’s largest steam distribution plant - was upgraded and brought on line in the spring of 2005.
Condenser units, commonly called hotwells, have been used for decades to cool steam generated by power plants.