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  • NRC considering Duke request to renew Oconee nuclear reactor licenses into 2050s (2021/07/28 23:44)
    Duke Energy has formally asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to re-license the 1970s-era Oconee Nuclear Station’s three reactor units into the 2050s. The application for license renewable applies to all three units, which combined can generate close to 2,500 MW. Oconee Nuclear Station is located along Lake Keowee near Seneca, South Carolina. It operates […]
  • FIMER Op-ed: Are we entering a new era for utility-scale solar? (2021/07/28 22:16)
    By Maren Schmidt, FIMER As someone who has worked in the global solar PV sector for many years, recent reports outlining the huge growth in renewable energies and specifically solar PV, are very encouraging. For example, despite the disruption of the past 12-18 months, in its recent Renewable Energy Market Update, the International Energy Agency […]
  • Short of legislative lifeline, Exelon’s Dresden, Byron nuclear stations shutting down in fall (2021/07/28 20:02)
    Exelon will shut down its Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants in Illinois within weeks. The utility filed its post-shutdown decommissioning plan with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week. The plan details long-term site restoration timelines for both generating stations in the Chicago area. Exelon announced the impending shutdowns last year, with the 2.3-GW, […]
  • 20-MW, 80-MWh Santa Ana battery storage project operational in California (2021/07/28 17:28)
    Calpine and GE Renewable Energy this month announced completion of a 80-MWh standalone battery storage system in southern California. The Santa Ana Storage Project, which uses GE’s Reservoir energy storage technology, entered into commercial operation. The 20-MW, 80-MWh capacity is supported by a 20-year Resource Adequacy Power Purchase Agreement. Calpine, which traditionally has been a […]
  • EPRI and NERC join forces to help shore up grid reliability (2021/07/27 23:40)
    The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) announced a new agreement to collaboratively enable improved resilience and reliability of the electric grid. As the U.S. takes critical steps to reduce carbon emissions across the economy, the two organizations will leverage their collective knowledge to more efficiently and effectively […]
  • Green hydrogen & electrolysis load factor: The elephant in the room (2021/07/27 18:44)
    By Robert Schulte and Fredric Fletcher There is currently a lot of electric utility industry excitement about the prospect of using “green” hydrogen for power generation.  “Green” meaning the hydrogen will be produced from renewable electrical energy using technology called electrolyzers, without causing carbon emissions associated with climate change.  Hydrogen electrolyzers use electricity to produce […]
  • Sempra LNG to supply Polish energy company with potential 2 million tons per year (2021/07/27 16:11)
    The liquefied natural gas (LNG) wing of utility owner Sempra signed a deal to supply two million metric tons per year to a power generator in Poland. Sempra LNG entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Polish Oil and Gas Co. for the potential purchase of the LNG moved from Sempra’s portfolio of projects […]
  • EIA: 2020 Energy sector CO2 emissions lowest in nearly 40 years (2021/07/27 00:33)
    By Elizabeth Ingram, Hydro Review In 2020, as the U.S. responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, CO2 emissions from energy consumption fell to the lowest level since 1983. The 4.6 billion metric tons (Bmt) of CO2 emitted in 2020 was an 11% decrease from 2019, the largest annual decrease on record, according to the U.S. Energy Information […]
  • August sizzle: POWERGEN+, POWERGRID webcasts hot on decentralized energy, T&D (2021/07/26 20:02)
    August is often seen as the end of something, whether it’s winter in the southern hemisphere or summer in the north. It’s the return to school for some and last call for vacation to others. August, author Sue Monk Kidd wrote, is the “griddle where days just lay there and sizzle.” Hot, hot, hot. The […]
  • Siemens Energy handling power automation, digital twin systems for German wood-based biorefinery (2021/07/26 16:54)
    Siemens Energy was selected to lead the electrification, automation and digitalization of a next-gen biorefinery in Germany. Finnish owner UPM-Kymmene chose Siemens Energy to guide the power project aspects of the biorefinery currently under construction in Leuna. The plant will convert 100 percent wood into bio-based mono-ethylene glycol, mono-propylene glycol and renewable functional fillers. See […]

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