2014 Articles

Echogen Power Systems’ introduces waste heat recovery system during POWER-GEN International

12/07/2014

Echogen Power Systems, a producer of scalable sCO2 based heat-to-power systems, announced the commercial availability of its 7.3-MW EPS100 heat engine system as a turnkey solution during POWER-GEN International, the world’...

SPI Solar to acquire, develop solar project in New Jersey

12/07/2014

Solar Power Inc., (SPI Solar) a vertically-integrated photovoltaic (PV) developer, has entered into an agreement to acquire Shotmeyer Solar's, LLC membership interest in Beaver Run Solar Farm, LLC (BRSF).

Finland clears nuclear venture with Russian firm

12/05/2014

HELSINKI (AP) - Finland has taken a major step toward approving the construction of a nuclear plant by Finnish-Russian consortium Fennovoima that would be the Nordic country's sixth reactor.

Fluor, CNNC sign MOU for nuclear, renewable opportunities

12/05/2014

Fluor Corp.'s (NYSE: FLR) Executive Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, Dave Dunning, and China National Nuclear Corp.’s (CNNC) President, Qian Zhimin, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to coopera...

Toshiba to merge thermal, nuclear and renewable businesses into new company

12/05/2014

Toshiba Corp. announced that it will merge three current businesses into a new company based in North Carolina.

Missouri nuclear plant shuts down; no public risk

12/04/2014

An Ameren Corp. (NYSE: AEE) nuclear plant in central Missouri shut down Wednesday due to an electrical equipment failure, but the company and federal regulators say there is no risk to the public.

FERC's Clark advises caution on EPA's CO2-reduction plan

12/04/2014

FERC Commissioner Tony Clark said Dec. 2 that EPA's Clean Power Plan could trigger massive infrastructure changes in a short time.

Orlando Utilities Commission plans air upgrades for Stanton coal units

12/04/2014

The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) is pursuing the permitting for several new air emissions controls for its partially coal-fired Stanton Energy Center.

French nuclear executive dies after leading Areva

12/04/2014

The former head of France's Areva, a leading world nuclear manufacturer going through a difficult turnaround, has died, less than two months after illness forced him to step down from the company.

Mojave solar power plant enters operations in California

12/04/2014

Abengoa Yield announced that the 280-MW Mojave solar power plant, located in California, entered commercial operation on December 1.

NextEra Energy to acquire Hawaiian Electric Industries for $4.3Bn

12/04/2014

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI, NYSE: HE) has announced that it will merge with NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). The merger is valued at nearly $4.3 billion.

Electricity fully restored in Detroit after outage

12/03/2014

Detroit officials fully restored power to downtown government buildings, schools, a hospital, traffic lights and police and fire halls Tuesday after a major cable failure caused parts of the city to go dark for up to seven...

Day & Zimmermann land maintenance contract at Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station

12/03/2014

Day & Zimmermann (D&Z)'s Engineering, Construction & Maintenance group has been awarded a three-year contract by Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) to provide maintenance services at the 3,739-MW Palo Verde Nucle...

MHPS to increase output at thermal power plant in Mexico

12/03/2014

Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) has awarded Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) a full turnkey order, worth $200 million, to increase the output of Units No.1 through No. 4 at CFE's Río Escondido Th...

Ukraine says nuclear plant fault cuts power

12/03/2014

Ukraine's energy minister says a technical fault at a nuclear power plant in the south of country has cut power production but insists it poses no danger.

Diablo Canyon at issue as panel gauges nuke safety

12/03/2014

With several faults nearby, federal regulators need to reassess seismic standards at California's last operating nuclear power plant and determine if its operating rules are sufficient in light of earthquake risks, says a ...

Panel to review earthquake safety at nuke plants

12/03/2014

Federal regulators need to reassess earthquake risks at California's last operating nuclear power plant and hold hearings to determine if it's properly accounting for potential threats.

Clinton: Protect Obama's environmental actions

12/03/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said steps President Barack Obama has taken to help the environment must be protected at all costs.

CPV, Marubeni Corp., Toyota Tsusho break ground on 725 MW combined-cycle power plant in Maryland

12/02/2014

Competitive Power Ventures (CPV), along with partners Marubeni and Toyota Tsusho, broke ground on a $775 million, 725-MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired electric power generating facility in Waldorf, Maryland.

E.ON says it's got German nuclear shutdown covered

12/02/2014

The chief executive of German utility E.ON says it has enough money set aside to cover the cost of shutting down its nuclear plants, even after the company splits in two next year.

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