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  • Marriage of CHP & Hydrogen: Sounds heavenly but expensive & challenging (2021/04/09 22:51)
    By Rod Walton, Power Engineering and POWERGEN+ Content Director Combined heat and power (CHP) plants are not only a preeminent on-site generation resource for industrials and manufacturing, but they also contribute to power reliability and carbon reduction in this era of climate change impact. What if a zero or low carbon fuel could be scaled […]
  • POWERGRID webcast: Customer Care: The New Reality is a Merged Reality (2021/04/09 20:01)
    SPONSORS: DATE: April 14, 2021 at 2 PM EDT / 1 PM CDT / 11 AM PDT / 7 PM GMT DURATION:1 Hour. Certificate of Attendance (CEU) will be offered. PRESENTED BY:Scott Lowes, Construction Supervisor/SME, FortisBCDuncan Long, Senior Product Manager, Clevest, an IFS companyRegister The global pandemic has forced many industries to transform at a […]
  • Financial, legal pressures pushing Vistra to close Illinois coal-fired plant early (2021/04/09 17:02)
    The owners of the coal-fired Joppa Power Plant will close the nearly 70-year-old site in 2022, three years earlier than previously announced. Owners Vistra Energy and its subsidiary, Electric Energy Inc., will retire Joppa on Sept. 1, 2022, as part of a revised agreement to settle a complaint brought by the Sierra Club in 2018. […]
  • Construction begins on the 4K-acre solar facility in Texas (2021/04/09 15:56)
    Everything is bigger in Texas, goes the saying, and Rosendin’s Renewable Energy Group (REG) certainly agrees. The 500MW Aktina Renewable Power Project calls for the installation of 1.4 million solar modules across 4,000 acres in Wharton County, located outside the Houston Metro area. The complete project should be online in the first half of 2022, said […]
  • NRC fines FPL over falsified maintenance records at Turkey Point nuclear site (2021/04/08 22:17)
    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a $150,000 fine for Florida Power & Light after several of its employees falsified maintenance records at the Turkey Point nuclear power plant. The violations did not endanger the public, according to the report. NRC announced Thursday it was proposing the fine in response to a series of […]
  • SSE, Equinor partnering on gas-fired, CCS & hydrogen-fired power projects (2021/04/08 16:28)
    British utility SSE and Norwegian energy firm Equinor are partnering to develop two low-carbon power stations in the UK—one using gas-fired turbines and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, and the other as the world’s first major-scale 100-percent hydrogen-fueled generation plant. If realized, Keadby 3 and Keadby Hydrogen would replace older, carbon-intensive generation. Both would […]
  • Micatu-ZPryme survey: Utilities ready for renewables, maybe unready for challenges they bring (2021/04/08 16:00)
    Disruption may be the buzz word for the electric power industry these days, but dissonance also comes to mind. new survey of leaders at more than 100 utilities found that while many are already on the path to a renewables revolution and integration, they also are not necessarily accounting for the changes those shifts require. […]
  • Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activated (2021/04/07 23:34)
    This month features Entergy, CPV, NAES, B&V, GSE, DroneDeploy, KSB, HanAra and more… — — — — — Back when it was a purely live event, remember those days, POWERGEN International offered a host of session tracks on all facets of the power generation resource and supply chains. Thousands attended and much fun was had […]
  • Avista Utilities’ 2021 electric IRP includes upgrades to existing hydropower (2021/04/07 19:19)
    By Elizabeth Ingram Avista Utilities, an operating division of Avista Corp., plans to reduce carbon-emitting resources from its portfolio in alignment with the company’s clean electricity goal announced in 2019. In its 2021 Electric Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) filed with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission and the Idaho Public Utility Commission, Avista said it […]
  • Barakah, first nuclear power plant in UAE, starts commercial operations (2021/04/07 17:57)
    The first nuclear power plant in the Arab world has begun commercial operations. The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. announced that the Barakah power plant has reached its full connected stage for 1.4-GW Unit 1, some 13 years after construction began and one year after electricity generation was first achieved. Barakah’s four units eventually will generate […]

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