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FPL tops PA Consulting’s annual ReliabilityOne awards as repeat champ

For the fifth time in six years, Florida Power & Light was ranked as the nation’s most reliable electric power utility by a major consulting firm. PA Consulting presented its annual ReliabilityOne top national award...
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NextEra Energy’s coronavirus emergency aid topping $4M

Florida-based utility holding company NextEra Energy announced coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency assistance has surpassed $4 million in just one month's time. The owner of Florida Power & Light, Gulf Power and renewables-focused spinoff NextEra Energy Resources,...

NRC approves extending Peach Bottom nuclear units to 80 years

Two Pennsylvania nuclear power plants could live long enough to become octogenarians. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Friday that it has approved Exelon Generation’s application extending the licensing for Peach Bottom Power Stations Units 2...

Santee Cooper execs make quiet hearing appearance on abandoned SC nuclear plant

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two current executives of South Carolina's state owned utility who remain part of a criminal investigation into the failure to finish two nuclear plants in the state showed up for...
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Increasing Wind Turbine Reliability Through Blade Pitch Control Upgrades

Wind power generation in the U.S. is enjoying favorable winds. First, the cost of wind turbine installations has dropped by over one-third since 2010 as the capacity of turbines increased. Next, according to Lawrence...

Ten ways that power generation defined 2019: the top 10 stories in Power Engineering

Well, 2019  is almost in the books, and it’s been about as eventful and change-worthy as most other years. In other words, it’s been as intense as ever. On the surface, 2019 for power generators looked pretty routine...

NextEra, Entergy extend solar PPA collaboration in Arkansas

Subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources and Entergy announced that construction has begun on a 100-MW utility-scale solar project in Arkansas. Work on the Chicot Solar Energy Center is expected to last about 11 months. Florida-based NextEra Energy...

SRP closing coal-fired Navajo, investing in solar-storage combos

Arizona utility Salt River Project continues to ramp down its carbon footprint by closing down a long-running coal-fired plant and positioning itself for more renewables adoption. The Phoenix-based public utility confirmed that the Navajo Generating...

Enel X, UMass sign deal for solar-storage hybrid on campus

The advanced energy services wing of Italian-based Enel Group will install a 1-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) and companion battery storage system at the University of Massachusetts campus in Boston. The long-term agreement between Enel X...

TVA gauging public appetite for Yum Yum

The TVA wants public help in deciding whether it's no or no-go on harnessing the sun at Yum Yum. The Tennessee Valley Authority is seeking public input on an environmental assessment for the Yum Yum...

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