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  • GE turbine selected for H2, gas-fired Tallawarra plant in Australia (2021/06/16 15:34)
    EnergyAustralia has ordered one of GE’s 9F.05 gas-fired turbines to power the nation’s first gas-hydrogen dual-fuel power plant. The GE turbine will be installed at the Tallawarra B Power Station in New South Wales, Australia. The plant is intended to reduce emissions and replace capacity being lost when the 1.560-MW Liddell coal-fired plant in closed […]
  • Generation outages cause Texas grid scare once again (2021/06/16 01:08)
    The Texas power grid, which nearly collapsed due to generation outages during historic winter cold, is being stretched tight again. The culprit is not freezing temperatures which dropped to sub-zero for several days in February, but “tight grid conditions” caused a higher level of generation outage than usual during the pre-summer heat. The system operator […]
  • Centrus Energy gains NRC approval to produce HALEU up to 20 percent enriched uranium (2021/06/15 19:37)
    A nuclear fuels company has gained U.S. regulatory approval to produced a new form of uranium and demonstrate its scalability in the next year. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave its approval to Centrus Energy Corp.’s request to produce high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) at its enrichment facility in Piketon, Ohio, the company said. The Piketon facility […]
  • DOE Blueprint for Lithium: Step up production and secure supply chains (2021/06/15 17:51)
    Clearly seeing lithium-ion as the foundation for the growth of both grid-scale and transportation battery storage, the U.S. Department of Energy announced its renewed focus toward securing supply chains and stimulating domestic manufacturing. The DOE’s National Blueprint for Lithium Batteries report, released this month, also provided the talking points for a roundtable this week hosted […]
  • B&V subsidiary Diode Ventures deals Grizzly Ridge solar project in Texas (2021/06/14 23:12)
    “An infrastructure development wing of Black & Veatch has reached financial close and found a new owner on a Texas solar farm project. Diode Ventures co-developed the Grizzly Ridge Solar Project with RKB Energy LLC. It is located in Hamilton County near Fort Worth. The buyer’s name was not released. “Grizzly Ridge is one of […]
  • Why compromised filters mean compromised gas turbines (2021/06/14 16:38)
    Tim Nicholas, Parker Hannifan Advanced technology gas turbines have reached >60% net efficiency – but how do you keep them at this level? Gas turbines have reached new heights in efficiency, with the most efficient, such as the H-class, giving power plants net efficiencies of more than 60% when run in combined cycle mode. This […]
  • Chinese nuclear plant may pose radiological threat, co-operator warns (2021/06/14 15:17)
    HONG KONG (AP) — The French joint operator of a Chinese nuclear plant near Hong Kong said Monday that the plant is dealing with a “performance issue” but is currently operating within safety limits, following a report of a potential radioactive leak. The Taishan Nuclear Power Plant is jointly owned by China Guangdong Nuclear Power […]
  • Hydropower must ramp up to meet net zero goals (2021/06/14 02:01)
    The International Hydropower Association’s 2021 status report shows that installed global hydropower capacity rose by 1.6% to 1,330GW over the past year but is still falling short. To limit dangerous global warming and achieve net zero by 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says the water power sector will need to double in size to […]
  • San Juan coal-fired plant could run through 2025 as new investors seek CCS funding (2021/06/11 19:59)
    The coal-fired San Juan Generation Station in New Mexico will not close within two years as expected, but could operate for several years beyond that was its new owners raise funds for a giant carbon-capture facility on the site. Various news reports indicate that Enchant Energy, which is buying the San Juan coal-fired plant from […]
  • Sempra, NREL extend collaboration toward net-zero carbon energy future (2021/06/11 18:35)
    Southern California-based utility holding company Sempra Energy will further its longtime partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to advance future net-zero energy systems. Sempra announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NREL to prove a framework for the energy transition. The MOU, Sempra says, buildings off of nearly 10 years of […]

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