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GE Power Falters on Underperformance of Alstom Investment

Weak earnings associated with General Electric’s (GE’s) underperforming $10.1 billion investment in Alstom have prompted…

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Exelon's Digital Transformation [PODCAST]

GE and Exelon announced a multi-year agreement to deploy GE’s portfolio of Predix software solutions…

The E.W. Brown Generating Station in Kentucky is closing two more coal-fired units at the plant. The facility's 10-MW solar farm is shown in the foreground. Courtesy: LG&E-KU

More U.S. Coal Units Closing Despite Possible Market Pricing Change

U.S. utilities continue to announce closures of financially troubled and older coal-fired power plants even…


Siemens Will Consolidate Power Divisions, Cut 6,900 Jobs

Siemens has announced it will cut 6,900 jobs, about half of them in Germany, over…

2.  License renewals granted for operating nuclear power reactors. Source: NRC

Dominion to Seek 80-Year Lifetime for North Anna Nuclear Reactors 

Dominion Energy will formally ask the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to relicense its two reactors…


THE BIG PICTURE: Power Expenses (Infographic)

The operating expenses at major U.S. investor-owned electric utilities have shifted over the last decade…

The Columbia Generating Station is  a single 1,207-MW nuclear unit in Benton County, Washington, located on the Department of Energy’s Hanford site 12 miles north of Richland. Courtesy: Energy Northwest

Columbia Nuclear Plant Shatters Generation Records in Quest for Reliability, Efficiency

As the sole nuclear generator in the hydro-rich Pacific Northwest region, the Columbia Generating Station’s mission to provide safe, reliable, cost-effective, and carbon-free power has never been more

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China Advances HTGR Technology

China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. (SNPTC) has completed the installation of its high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) project, the joint venture told the International Atomic Energy Agency

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No Longer an Afterthought, Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Industry Matures

The once seemingly insurmountable technical challenges of dismantling a commercial nuclear plant have been largely eliminated through experience. Decommissioning processes have been standardized and optimized

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Scotland to Press Ahead with CCS in Response to UK Inaction

The UK dropped the ball on carbon capture and storage (CCS) development and Scotland intends to pick it up, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced in early September. In the government’s program


Siemens Launches 44-MW Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Model for Fast Power Demand Surge

Siemens in November introduced the SGT-A45 TR, a mobile 44-MW aeroderivative gas turbine designed for…


Mississippi PSC: Kemper Facility Should Operate Using Only Natural Gas

The Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) at an open meeting on June 21 unanimously passed…


U.S. Carbon Emissions Increase from Last Year, but Still 28% Less Than in 2005

A newly released update to the Power Sector Carbon Index, developed by Carnegie Mellon University…

The Nemadji Trail Energy Center in Superior, Wis., will be co-developed by Dairyland Power Cooperative and Minnesota Power.

Proposed Wisconsin Gas-Fired Plant Would Aid Utilities' Renewable Initiatives

Minnesota Power and Wisconsin’s Dairyland Power Cooperative announced plans to co-develop a combined cycle natural…


GE Power Inks Its Largest Services Deal Ever

GE Power signed a landmark deal to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for 10…

Luminant’s Monticello power plant in Titus County, Texas, is an 1,880-MW facility fired by Powder River Basic coal. Years units began operation: Unit 1–1974; Unit 2–1975; Unit 3–1978. Courtesy: Luminant

Monticello Goes Under, More Coal and Nuclear Imperiled in Texas (Updated) 

A week after the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed a rule to bolster uneconomic coal…


Pruitt: EPA Will Have CPP Replacement Proposal in Coming Months

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will propose a replacement rule for the Clean Power Plan…


$100M in DOE Funding Available for Transformational Coal Projects

The Department of Energy (DOE) has available up to $100 million in cost-shared funding for…


Four Things That Are Killing Coal

Although President Trump has been promoting a pro-coal energy agenda, there are four things killing…


Mississippi PSC: Kemper Facility Should Operate Using Only Natural Gas

The Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) at an open meeting on June 21 unanimously passed…


The Storm Is Coming! Electrostatic discharge on turbine lube oil systems

Register to attend this complimentary online On Demand webinar. Electrostatic charge generation occurs in fluid systems mainly as a result of interaction between the fluid and the filtration media. The…

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