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  • Australian gas-fired plant to run Mitsubishi M701Fs and shore up grid capacity by 2023 (2021/10/19 23:23)
    An Australian power generator has selected the gas turbines it will utilize as a means to provide resource adequacy at times of renewable intermittency. Snowy Hydro Ltd is building the 660-MW Hunger Power Project in New South Wales. Mitsubishi Power will supply two of its M701F gas turbines and auxiliary equipment. Snowy Hydro is hoping to complete the Hunter plant […]
  • Be Ready: Preparing for an Unannounced Facility Response Plan Exercise (2021/10/19 18:57)
    By Amy Reed, Burns & McDonnell (This story originally appeared as a blog on the Burns & McDonnell website). Oil spill response plans are required for facilities regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that store more than 1 million gallons of oil and can potentially impact a sensitive environment. A facility response plan (FRP) documents response strategies and […]
  • GE Hitachi & BWXT working together to design, build SMR at Ontario’s Darlington nuclear site (2021/10/19 17:11)
    Nuclear equipment firm BWXT’s Canadian subsidiary is partnering with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy on an engineering and procurement deal to support design and manufacturing of a small modular nuclear reactor. The agreement would facilitate development work on the BWRX-300 SMR. The projected model is a 300-MW water-cooled reactor and is the 10th evolution of the boiling water reactor design. The […]
  • $2.75B Northvolt deal highlights record capital year for battery storage so far (2021/10/19 00:17)
    If you want to follow the money in the energy sector, the trail might lead you straight to a battery storage project, according to venture capital data so far this year. A new funding, mergers and acquisition report by Mercom Capital counted some $11.4 billion raised in corporate funding for battery storage in 2021’s first nine months. The total capital […]
  • U.S coal-fired power makes 22 percent rally this year, EIA predicts (2021/10/18 21:29)
    The U.S. electricity sector will generate 22 percent more coal-fired generation this year than in 2020, ending six straight years of precipitous declines. A new report by the federal Energy Information Administration, utilizing recent data, forecasts that coal-fired turbines will pick up the slack amidst higher natural gas prices. Gas-fired generation currently accounts for nearly 40 percent of the U.S. […]
  • AP: Cryptocurrency miners convert 44-MW plant to power cyber operations (2021/10/18 17:07)
    By Michael Hill, Associated Press An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency. One mining operation in central New York came up with a novel solution that has alarmed environmentalists. It uses its own power plant. Greenidge Generation runs a once-mothballed plant near the shore […]
  • Regional carbon capture research projects gain $20M from DOE (2021/10/18 16:28)
    The U.S. Department of Energy will provide $20 million in funding to help several carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects get off the ground—or in the ground. DOE announced financing for the quartet of regional CCUS deployments last week. Some estimates indicate that CCUS could reduce CO2 emissions from industrial resources significantly and contribute to the goal of net-zero […]
  • Portland utility targets distributed energy, smart grid in net-zero plan (2021/10/18 15:47)
    Portland General Electric has outlined a path to net-zero emissions that relies on rapidly adding renewable energy assets and utilizing customer-sited distributed energy resources for grid resiliency.
  • France’s EDF offers to build six nuclear reactors in Poland (2021/10/18 15:36)
    French energy company EDF has submitted an offer to the Polish government to supply between four and six European Pressurized Reactors (EPR). This preliminary offer covers a total installed capacity of 6.6 to 9.9GWe across two to three sites and includes all programme parameters such as plant configuration, cost estimate and schedule. The offer aims to establish a Polish-French strategic […]
  • Coast Guard solar-storage-genset microgrid to include Ameresco energy efficiency upgrades (2021/10/14 23:17)
    The U.S. Coast Guard will build its first battery energy storage system (BESS) with its also first-time microgrid at a training center in California. The Coast Guard selected Ameresco to provide energy savings performance contract (ESPC) services at Training Center Petaluma. The $43 million contract centers around the USCG’s first BESS and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s largest solar […]

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