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  • Bruce Power millwright intro training program offers opportunity for indigenous workers (2021/09/24 21:02)
    Canadian nuclear utility Bruce Power has partnered with regional millwrights and other industry  and regional leaders to create apprentice positions for indigenous people in the region. Eight indigenous men and women (pictured) recently completed introductory programs to become millwright apprentrices and started new careers with Local 1592. The job program is a partnership with the Millwright Regional Council of Ontario, […]
  • PPL gains FERC approval for $3.8B Narragansett Electric acquisition (2021/09/24 20:00)
    Utilities PPL Corp. and National Grid are close to completing a kind of utility ownership trade deal. Pennsylvania-based PPL announced Thursday it has received Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval to acquire the Rhode Island-based Narragansett Electric Co. from National Grid USA. This transaction follows a March deal in which PPL sold UK distribution business Western Power Distribution to parent National […]
  • Joint FERC/NERC probe into February freeze highlights natural gas-fired plant failures (2021/09/24 18:22)
    The joint report issued by FERC and NERC cited freezing and natural gas fuel supply issues as the two largest causes for the disaster.
  • Kurita’s FReE technology includes an Azole free Cu inhibitor (2021/09/24 18:00)
    (Sponsored content) By Rainer Haug, Senior Product Manager – Cooling & Drinking Water Products, Kurita Europe GmbH Keeping cooling towers and heat exchangers FReE from fouling deposits Protection of cooling systems requires the use of various specific treatment products to make sure the whole cooling system and the various materials it is being built from are not attacked by corrosion […]
  • Nuclear SMR firm NuScale Power exploring coal to small reactor project in Poland (2021/09/24 15:38)
    U.S. next-gen nuclear reactor developer NuScale Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with two Polish companies to explore converting coal-fired power plant sites to small modular reactor (SMR) generation facilities in that country. Oregon-based NuScale joined with KGHM Polska Miedź and Piela Business Engineering to plot a path forward on deploying the SMR technology as a coal repurposing solution […]
  • U.S. hydropower generation to decline 14% in 2021 amid drought, EIA reports (2021/09/24 00:02)
    In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts that electricity generation from U.S. hydropower plants will be 14% lower in 2021 than it was in 2020. This is a result of “extreme and exceptional” drought conditions that have been affecting much of the western U.S., especially California and states in the Pacific Northwest, which are […]
  • Enel Green Power selects ESS to deliver iron flow battery systems for solar-storage project in Spain (2021/09/23 21:31)
    Oregon-based energy storage firm ESS Tech has been commissioned to deliver 17 of its long-duration Warehouse iron flow battery systems for a hybrid project in Spain. The order with Enel Green Power Espana contracts ESS to supply the energy storage complement to support a solar farm in Spain. The ESS system will offer a combined capacity of 8 MWh to […]
  • Wärtsilä secures CHP upgrade and maintenance contract in Argentina (2021/09/23 17:36)
    Technology firm Wärtsilä has signed a contract to upgrade and maintain a combined heat and power plant in Argentina. Boortmalt, a malting company, has tasked Wärtsilä with converting its Punta Alvear dual-fuel plant to a gas-fueled system. This will help the malting firm to lower its production and operating costs and aligns with the company’s sustainable development strategy, which aims […]
  • Steam generator blaze causes temporary power outage for some of TEP’s Arizona customers (2021/09/23 16:51)
    A fire at the 173-MW H. Wilson Sundt gas-fired power station in Tucson, Arizona, forced its utility owner to shut down several units Wednesday, cutting power to about 6,000 customers in the region. Tucson Electric Power reported that the fire started Wednesday afternoon in one of Sundt’s two gas-fired steam generator units. It was put out quickly by local firefighters, […]
  • National Grid H2 vision touts Long Island potential as green hydrogen hub (2021/09/23 00:26)
    New York-based National Grid US envisions a “hydrogen hub” in Long Island that it says will help the state and city meet net-zero carbon goals in the coming decades. The utility shared those goals and ideas as part of Climate Week NYC. National Grid US had developed a vision highlighting Long Island as an ideal location to cluster hydrogen production, […]

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