2014 Articles

Rockwood nears permit for up to 915-MW power plant in Texas

12/22/2014

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Dec. 18 issued notice of a planned approval of air permitting for a gas-fired power project of Rockwood Energy Center LLC.

NRC report notes significant oil leak into Lake Michigan from AEP Cook plant

12/22/2014

An American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) subsidiary has informed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that roughly 2,000 gallons of oil has leaked into Lake Michigan since late October from the D.C. Cook nuclear power stat...

Nuclear plant predicts $1.24B decommissioning cost

12/22/2014

The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant has made formal its prediction that decommissioning the reactor will cost $1.24 billion.

DTE Electric files rate increase

12/22/2014

DTE Electric, a subsidiary of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), has filed its first electric residential rate increase in four years. However, due to previously-planned rate adjustments, commercial and industrial consumers will see ...

EPA Admin: Coal ash considered as garbage, not hazardous waste

12/19/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the agency will now consider coal ash on the same level as household waste as opposed to hazardous waste. Household garbage and coal ash ...

Fuel Tech receives air pollution control contracts worth $3.6Mn

12/19/2014

Fuel Tech Inc. has received multiple air pollution control (APC) contracts, worth approximately $3.6 million, from customers in China, Europe and the U.S.

NRC: DOE’s Yucca Mountain R&D meet NRC requirements

12/19/2014

The staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published Volume 4 of its safety evaluation report on a proposed underground used nuclear fuel repository in Nevada.

Video: Duke Energy acquires Halifax Solar Project in North Carolina

12/19/2014

Duke Energy Renewables (NYSE: DUK) has acquired a 20-MW solar project in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, from Geenex and ET Solar Energy Corp.

Westinghouse continues to provide nuclear fuel to French power plants

12/19/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. and EDF signed a new long-term nuclear fuel contract to support EDF’s nuclear power plants in France.

Susquehanna nuclear unit 1 returned to service after leak found

12/19/2014

Workers at PPL’s (NYSE: PPL) Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected Unit 1 to the grid after repairing a small leak inside the containment structure.

EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

12/19/2014

Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.

Land, water rights needed for Nevada nuclear dump

12/19/2014

The federal Energy Department will need to acquire water and land rights before it gets approval to entomb the nation's most radioactive waste beneath a mountain in the Nevada desert, according to a report released Thursda...

NRC delays approval of Callaway's license renewal

12/19/2014

Federal officials are delaying a decision on issuing a 20-year extension for the Callaway County nuclear power plant.

Duke Energy completes ash excavation at W.S. Lee Steam Station

12/19/2014

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has submitted filings, to state regulators, outlining additional ash excavation plans for its W.S. Lee Steam Station in Belton, South Carolina.

Some see gas as replacement for Vermont Yankee

12/19/2014

About to lose their biggest employer and taxpayer with the closing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, local leaders in Vernon are hoping a gas-fired power plant will be built to replace it.

12/17 Henry Hub Average Natural Gas Spot Prices

12/18/2014

The Henry Hub is the pricing point for natural gas futures contracts traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).

Check out these highlights during Power Generation Week

12/18/2014

More than 22,000 industry professionals from around the world gathered in Orlando for Power Generation Week, where innovative and cost-effective solutions for maintaining, operating and building new power generation were s...

Westinghouse to provide nuclear decommissioning equipment to Sellafield

12/18/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. signed a contract to deliver a second skip handler machine for the a storage pond undergoing decommissioning at the Sellafield nuclear site in the UK.

Ft. Calhoun nuclear power plant taken offline

12/18/2014

The Omaha Public Power District took the 500-MW Fort Calhoun nuclear station offline after a lockout of the plant’s main generator.

Weekly Coal Production

12/18/2014

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended December 13, 2014.

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