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Bill Supporting Xcel Energy Nuclear Plants Dies in Minnesota

A bill that would have provided more cost-recovery certainty for Xcel Energy’s two Minnesota nuclear…

A nuclear plant at sunset. Artwork:Victor Korniyenko/ POWER/Sonal Patel

Exelon: Record Amount of Nuclear Capacity Failed to Clear PJM Auction

Exelon Corp.’s Three Mile Island, Dresden, and all but a small portion of its Byron…

On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did not travel directly toward Earth, but did connect with Earth's magnetic environment, or magnetosphere, causing aurora to appear on the night of Monday, September 3. Pictured here is a lighten blended version of the 304 and 171 angstrom wavelengths taken from the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Cropped

FERC Proposes to Approve Revised GMD Reliability Standard

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is poised to approve a revised reliability standard to…

This remarkable image is actually a composite of hundreds of images created using satellite data collected at night.

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Concerns About Summer Reliability in Texas and California Persist

Higher-than-average temperatures forecast for much of the U.S. this summer won’t affect reliability in most…

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Threat Actor Behind Cybersecurity Attacks Targeting Safety Instrumented Systems Identified

A relatively new cyberattack threat activity group dubbed “XENOTIME” is intent on compromising and disrupting…

The engine room of the Falk Co. power plant in Milwaukee, Wis., included a 550-kW main generator and a 125-kW auxiliary generator, both driven by Allis-Chalmers horizontal cross-compound Corliss engines.

From the Pages of POWER Magazine: #TBT #ThrowbackThursdays

In early 1882, U.S. industry was still heavily dependent on the water wheel, and many housewives cooked on…

THE BIG PICTURE: A Cold Comparison

The “bomb cyclone,” a winter storm that descended on much of the eastern U.S. from…

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Renewable Energy Storage Takes Off in Europe

Just weeks after the 12th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES2018) concluded in Düsseldorf, Germany,…

Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Co. (ETHYDCO) was determined to implement a process for water recycling and reuse, enabling water to reach ZLD by applying the most modern technology to meet compliance.

Bringing New Life to Industrial Wastewater

As water demand soars in every corner of the world amid widespread drought and water scarcity concerns, recovery and recycling of wastewater is increasingly becoming a valuable solution to alleviate pressures

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German Giants Swap Assets and Reshape Energy Sector

Germany’s electricity sector faced a renewed, violent shakeup in March as two of its biggest utilities, E.ON and RWE, announced a complex asset exchange that experts said points to the death of the

The Middletown Energy Center in Middletown, Ohio, was inaugurated May 21, 2018. The natural gas-fired facility is among several projects either online or being developed by Florida-based NTE Energy. Courtesy: NTE Energy

NTE Opens Gas-Fired Middletown Plant in Ohio

NTE Energy on May 21 inaugurated the new Middletown Energy Center in Middletown, Ohio, the…

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Cash-Starved Southern Sells Florida Assets to NextEra

NextEra Energy on May 21 said it would acquire several assets from Southern Co., including…

CFD studies map the flue-gas flow. Courtesy: Airflow Sciences Corp.

The Best Place to Sample HRSG Tubes

Finding the best place to sample heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) tubes isn’t as hard…

The Siemens SGT-800 industrial gas turbine combines a reliable robust design with high efficiency and low emissions.

GE Sets Sights on MHPS and Siemens Customers

Drawing on decades of gas turbine experience, GE’s Power Services business announced on May 16…

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GE Will Take on Alstom Stakes in Energy Joint Ventures for $3.2B

GE will buy Alstom’s stakes in three energy joint ventures (JVs) the companies formed when…

4.	Coal stockpiles grow. U.S. coal-fired power plants saw their stockpiles grow as more electricity came from gas-fired units over the past few years. Many moved to stop shipments of coal to their facilities in order to deplete the large stockpiles on hand. Courtesy: LMB Photography

DOE Set to Support Small Modular Coal Units

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) wants to know whether small-scale, modular coal-fired power plants…

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Tampa Electric Will Convert Big Bend Coal Plant to Natural Gas

An executive with the parent company of Tampa Electric said the utility plans to seek…

Gas industry, gas transmission system

EIA Report: Gas-fired Generation Will Continue to Outpace Coal

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its first look at expected power generation in…

Courtesy: Florida Power & Light

FPL Closes Coal Plant, Brings More Solar Online

Florida Power & Light (FPL) began the new year by opening four new solar power…

Richard "Mac" Flowers, a 91-year-old TVA retiree who worked for the utility for 37 years, opens the breaker on the last operating coal-fired unit at the Johnsonville Fossil Plant in Tennessee, taking the unit off the grid on December 31, 2017, after 66 years of commercial service. Courtesy: TVA

TVA Retires Aging Johnsonville Coal-fired Plant

The Johnsonville Fossil Plant in Humphreys County, Tennessee, came online in 1951, and provided power…


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