2014 Articles

Kurion delivers system to treat water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

12/11/2014

Kurion, Inc. was awarded a contract by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for a second Mobile Processing System for deployment at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant site. The first system started operating at the ...

Senate confirms 2 nominees to TVA board

12/11/2014

The U.S. Senate has confirmed two nominees to serve on the board of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation's largest public utility.

Microgrids Create Energy-Resilient Communities

12/11/2014

Consumers who need resilient, reliable, “always-on” power that the utility can’t deliver are driving the growth of microgrids in the U.S. In addition, renewable energy and energy storage technologies are becoming essential...

Broaching the Baseload Issue: Finding Hybrid Solutions to Stabilize the Grid

12/11/2014

As increasing amounts of variable renewable energy penetrate the grid, utility operators are scrambling to figure out how to balance power loads. Sources like wind and solar cannot be controlled, so when the sun is out or ...

Duke Energy announces progress in coal ash management, ash basin closures

12/11/2014

Duke Energy's (NYSE: DUK) Senior Vice President of Ash Strategy, John Elnitsky, updated North Carolina legislators on the company's progress to meet the Coal Ash Management Act (CAMA) on Wednesday.

GE Hitachi completes inspection at Texas Nuclear Power Plant

12/11/2014

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH)’s ultrasonic robot, Surveyor, successfully inspected a section of underground pipe at the South Texas Project Electric Generating Station. The inspection took place at two Westinghouse-built...

Nuclear Here to Stay, Both in the U.S. and Globally, Says Industry Expert

12/10/2014

Nuclear power is by far the best low-carbon, high-power-density generation source currently available. So said John DeBruin, vice president of Nuclear Engineering at URS Corporation, in his fact-filled presentation at Powe...

Getting the Money for New Nuclear

12/10/2014

An exciting announcement was made during the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Loan Guarantee Program panel discussion for Nuclear Power International Wednesday afternoon.

Generators Must Consider Energy Storage, Session Attendees Are Told

12/10/2014

“Energy storage is no longer the technology of the future,” David Walls of Navigant Consulting and the moderator of a Wednesday morning conference session told the audience.

Tech Tour Provides Close Look at Space Coast Power Plant

12/10/2014

Many people consider Cape Canaveral to be the birthplace of the U.S. space program. It conjures up thoughts of Apollo rocket liftoffs and space shuttle launches. Some 32 people who attended Monday afternoon’s Cape Canavera...

Optimism Is in the Wind: The Wind Energy Generation Industry is Growing Stronger by the Year

12/10/2014

The Production Tax Credit (PTC) is needed to keep wind energy nationally competitive, said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the keynote speaker at this year’s Financial Forum Luncheon at ...

GE Supplies New Turbines, Unveils New Retrofit Technologies that Increase Plant Capacity and Efficiency

12/10/2014

General Electric is deploying gas turbines at power plants in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, and is also introducing new equipment that can be used to retrofit existing plants, driving up capacity and efficiency at those exist...

Small Modular Reactor Planning Underway in Utah

12/10/2014

Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) has reached an agreement with NuScale Power for 600-MW of NuScale’s small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear power technology that could go into commercial ope...

Federal government approves Duke Energy purchase

12/10/2014

Federal regulators have approved plans for Duke Energy Progress to buy power plant ownership from 32 eastern North Carolina towns.

SCE&G places key part in new nuclear plant

12/10/2014

South Carolina Electric and Gas Company says a key module has been put in place at the new reactor complex being built in Fairfield County.

NTE Carolinas signs PPA with Concord, NC

12/10/2014

NTE Carolinas has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the City of Concord, North Carolina, to provide the city with electricity using its Kings Mountain Energy Center.

National Grid joins proposal for 300-mile cable in Maine

12/10/2014

Utility giant National Grid is partnering with a company that specializes in underwater cable projects in an alliance seeking to build a 300-mile cable to bring Canadian hydropower and Maine wind power to Greater Boston to...

POWER-GEN International Announcements and Events

12/09/2014

Read the latest news from companies during Power Generation Week.

Major U.S. Power Plants Awarded “Clean Coal” Honors

12/09/2014

Electric Power Company, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), was honored for leadership in deploying advanced technologies that deliver ultra-low emissions as part of Peabody Energy’s inaugural Advanced Energy fo...

U.S. Coal Losing Power Business Dominance but Not Going Away

12/09/2014

Coal’s long dominant role in U.S. power generation is steadily losing ground to natural gas, but coal isn’t going away anytime soon.

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