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Two new AP1000 units are being added to Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle nuclear station located near Waynesboro, Ga. This image provides an overview of the site in August 2016, a month in which the CA20 module was placed into the Unit 4 nuclear island. More than 6,000 construction workers were said to be onsite at the time. Courtesy: Georgia Power

Report: Westinghouse Bankruptcy Raises “Fundamental Questions” About Nuclear’s Future

The impact of Westinghouse Electric Co.’s March 29 bankruptcy filing will be felt throughout the…

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Trump's EPA Signals Changes for Power Plant Mercury Rule

The Trump administration is "closely" reviewing the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) final cost consideration finding…

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D.C. Circuit Again Upholds FERC Order No. 1000

A three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit on April 18 unanimously upheld Order No. 1000,…

The Grand River Energy Center (GREC), owned by Oklahoma's state-owned electric utility Grand River Dam Authority, is located in Chouteau, Okla. It comprises two coal-fired units: the 490-MW Unit 1 and the 520-MW Unit 2. A 495-MW gas-fired unit is under construction at the site. It will feature the nation’s first installed Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas M501J-series engine. Courtesy: GRDA

DOE Issues First-Ever Emergency Order to Keep Open a Unit That Is Noncompliant with MATS

The Department of Energy (DOE) issued an unprecedented emergency order on April 14 to keep…

Governor of Texas Rick Perry at Southern Republican Leadership Conference, Oklahoma City, OK May 2015. By Michael Vadon (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Energy Secretary Perry: War on Coal Is Over

The Barack Obama administration waged war on the coal industry, but that’s all over now,…

Power generator steam turbine during repair, machinery, pipes, tubes at a power plant

High-Performance Oil Reduces Varnish and Saves Money for Gas Turbine Power Plant

Varnish buildup in oil systems and components can degrade performance and cause erratic valve operation.…

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Simplify Outage Planning to Increase Collaboration

Many elaborate planning tools are available to help managers prepare for power plant outages. However, there is something to be said for keeping things simple. One modest tool that some NRG Energy facilities

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Using Rotor-In Major Inspections to Shorten Outages and Drive Safety

Today, some F-class operators continue to opt for rotor-out major inspections, which are cumbersome and inefficient. They involve complex lifts and moves of the rotor, as well as the need for substantial space

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Reports of the Electric Grid’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

There have been numerous pronouncements recently about the upcoming demise of the bulk power grid as consumers are projected to move toward decentralized green energy sources. We don’t believe that the end

3.	Added gas. Gas fuels 810 MW of Seminole Electric Cooperative’s units: 500 MW of combined cycle power and 310 MW of peaking capacity from five aeroderivative combustion turbine units, all at the Midulla Generating Station. Courtesy: Seminole Electric Cooperative

Natural Gas Projected to Fuel Largest Share of U.S. Summer Power Generation

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects natural gas–fueled electricity generation will exceed all other…

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Energy Industries Look Forward to Regulatory Relief under Trump

Heads of some of the nation’s energy trade groups are looking forward to a rollback…

Delta Energy Center, Pittsburg, Calif., Courtesy: Calpine Corp.

Explosion and Fire Forces Gas-Fueled Combined Cycle Power Plant Offline

An explosion and fire at the Delta Energy Center—an 835-MW combined cycle power plant located…

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Southern California Braces for Possible Natural Gas Constraints

Though Southern California weathered last summer without major natural gas supply constraints that were feared…

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FirstEnergy Unloading Five Plants in Virginia and Pennsylvania

As part of its ongoing drive to exit competitive power markets, FirstEnergy Corp. said on…

Governor of Texas Rick Perry at Southern Republican Leadership Conference, Oklahoma City, OK May 2015. By Michael Vadon (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Energy Secretary Perry: War on Coal Is Over

The Barack Obama administration waged war on the coal industry, but that’s all over now,…

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Platform Collapse Kills Nine at Chinese Power Plant

Nine workers were killed and two others were injured when a platform collapsed at a…

Flower growing in a pile of bituminous Kentucky coal. Courtesy: Una Nowling

Holcomb Station Coal Plant Expansion Clears Legal Hurdle

A long-planned expansion of Sunflower Electric Power Corp.’s Holcomb Station is a little closer to…

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Tube Leaks Cause Latest Delay to Kemper Project

The Kemper County Energy Facility will not reach full operation by its latest mid-March deadline,…

1. Petra Nova. Sixteen-foot diameter ductwork takes flue gas from the coal plant to the carbon caption facility where the CO2 is removed from the flue gas by the amine solution in the tall absorption tower and then separated from the amine as 99.9% pure CO2 in the smaller regenerator tower to the right before being compressed and delivered to the oil field. Courtesy: Business Wire

Coal Industry Urges Trump to Continue Funding Fossil Energy Research

If President Donald Trump truly wants to revitalize the coal industry, he should continue to…


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ICS Cybersecurity – The Power of Regulation Versus Well-Oiled Industry Standards

Register to attend this complimentary online webinar. April 25 at 1 p.m. EDT It has become an ongoing debate – does government or self-regulation work better to secure an industry? The…


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As the official event of POWER magazine, the ELECTRIC POWER Conference + Exhibition is a platform for power generation companies to come together in one place to address current industry… Register

Western Power Summit – 4th Annual10/23/2017

This three-day conference provides platform for corporate executives to have an open dialogue about the pressing issues and unique challenges that western electric power markets face. Experience panels and keynotes addressing these key challenges: energy efficiency, energy… Register



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