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Georgia Power today successfully placed the basemat structural concrete for the nuclear island at the Vogtle Unit 4 nuclear expansion site near Waynesboro, Ga. The basemat concrete placement was completed in just under 41 hours and encompassed approximately 7,000 cubic yards of concrete, which will serve as the foundation for all of the nuclear island structures. (PRNewsFoto/Georgia Power Co.)

DOE Prepares to Offer $12.6B in New Nuclear Loan Guarantees

The Department of Energy (DOE) on Tuesday issued a draft solicitation that would provide up…

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NERC’s Polar Vortex Review Bares Natural Gas Dependency, Equipment Vulnerabilities

Despite record low temperatures and widespread generation outages during the polar vortex, bulk power system…

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Energy Storage Powers Ahead at ESNA

If you’re a power sector professional and you haven’t thought much about energy storage, rest…

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FERC Approves Cove Point LNG Export Terminal Project

After more than a year of deliberation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Dominion’s…

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A U.S. Power Industry Regulatory Update

The U.S. power sector has seen a number of developments on the regulatory front in…

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THE BIG PICTURE [INFOGRAPHIC]: A Generation Freeze

Before the polar vortex earlier this year, several severe cold weather events had presented comparable…

This remarkable image is actually a composite of hundreds of images created using satellite data collected at night.

Credit: NASA/GSFC

A U.S. Power Industry Regulatory Update

The U.S. power sector has seen a number of developments on the regulatory front in…

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Mundra Thermal Power Plant, Mundra, Gujarat, India

In the October 2013 issue of POWER, Tata Power’s 4-GW Mundra ultra-mega power plant was recognized with a Top Plant award in the coal category. This year POWER recognizes another behemoth in the region—and

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Construction of Russia-China Pipeline Kicks Off

Gazprom on Sept. 1 made the first weld of a 4,000-km natural gas pipeline that will run from gas production centers in Russia’s Yakutia and Irkutsk gas production fields to Russia’s Far Eastern regions

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A New Record for the Longest Transmission Link

A 7,100-MW±600-kV high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) line that runs 2,375 kilometers (km) from new hydropower plants on the Madeira River in the Amazon Basin to major load centers in southeastern Brazil

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FERC Approves Cove Point LNG Export Terminal Project

After more than a year of deliberation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Dominion’s…

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Solar Gains But Gas Still King of New Utility-Scale Capacity, Says EIA

The U.S. added 1,146 MW of utility-scale solar generation in the first half of 2014—the…

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Fuel Cells Starting to Make an Impact at Grid Scale

Long viewed as a potential “next big thing” for power generation—often drawing unwarranted hyperbole in…

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EPA May Be Trying to Slow LNG Export Drive

With three recent requests to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Environmental Protection Agency…

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SDG&E and NRG Near Finish Line for Carlsbad Energy Center [Updated]

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) on July 21 formally requested permission from the California…

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Coal Ash Continues to Challenge Duke Energy

On Sept. 23, Duke Energy told the Public Service Commission of South Carolina that it…

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Two Units at Coal Power Plant Back Online Following Spring Fire

With Units 6 and 7 back in operation, Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) has restored 80%…

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Seven Coal-Fired Units to Be Retired as Result of Settlement

Consumers Energy—Michigan’s largest utility—reached an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the…

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EPA Sued By 12 States and a Coal Mining Company

A group of 12 states and a coal mining company have filed separate lawsuits in…

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Poor Rail Service Causing “Coal Supply Crisis”

Ongoing service issues with BNSF Railway Co. have resulted in a “coal supply crisis” for…


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LDC Gas Forums – 10th Annual Rockies & West Forum

The Rockies & West Forum is the event where the Natural Gas Industry gathers for networking, insight, and doing real business! Join key industry players in Los Angeles on October 6–8 for unparalleled networking and an agenda full of informative sessions and panels.

Asian Sub-bituminous Coal Users’ Group 4th Annual Conference

The premier Asian coal users’ conference returns for its fourth year October 13-16, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Created to promote the safe, efficient and economic use of sub-bituminous coals by generating companies, it will address safety, handling, combustion, characteristics and risk management topics plus opportunities for networking on a global scale.

Western Power Summit presented by EPEC

The Western Power Summit presented by EPEC (Electric Power Executive Conference®) will bring together corporate-level executives, senior policy makers, financial executives and senior consultants who have a stake or interest in current challenges facing Western Electric Power Markets. Executives will gather November 5-6, 2014 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, to discuss issues…


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