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Online load management schedule for Great River Energy's demand response programs. Screenshot taken February 10, 2016. Source: Great River Energy http://lmguide.grenergy.com/

Electric Co-ops Launch “Community Storage” Initiative

Electric cooperatives are poised to increase their use of electric water heaters as a demand response (DR) and energy storage tool in their service territories.

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Obama's National Action Plan for Cybersecurity Seeks Boosts in Personnel Awareness, Protections

A national action plan issued by the White House seeks to take near-term actions to enhance…

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Supreme Court Stays Implementation of Clean Power Plan

Dealing a major blow to the Obama administration’s climate agenda, the U.S. Supreme Court by…

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Duke Energy Mulls Sale of International Power Plants

Duke Energy is considering the sale of all or most of its international power plants,…


Fortis’ $11.3B Acquisition of ITC Holdings Marks Foray into U.S. Regulated Markets

Canadian utility Fortis wants to acquire ITC Holdings Corp., the largest independent electric transmission company…


LED Lighting Improves Visibility and Saves Money for Power Plant

Drax Power Station, a 3,960-MW six-unit facility located in North Yorkshire, England, is the largest power plant in the UK. It was constructed in two stages, with the first three units completed in 1974 and


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CHP and Other Technologies Could Breathe New Life into U.S. Coal-Fired Power Plants

Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its “new source performance standard” on August 3, 2015, requiring new coal power plants in the U.S. to emit no more than 636 kg (1,400 lb) of

POWER Digest (February 2016)

RWE Abandons Hard Coal Construction Project. RWE scrapped plans to complete the 800-MW Block D of the Hamm hard coal plant in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on December 18, citing damage and delays

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Okeechobee Clean Energy Center to Give Florida Yet Another Big CCPP

Florida regulators on Jan. 5 approved the 1,600-MW Okeechobee Clean Energy Center under development by…


COP21 Climate Deal Draws Praise, Fire

Delegates of 195 nations, including the U.S., on Dec. 12 reached a landmark deal at…


Propane Power Is Grabbing Growing Share of Gas-Fired Market

  As liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to draw attention in the gas market, with…


Five Power Plants to Change Hands in Four Separate Deals

Within the space of less than a week, four deals have been announced that will…


U.S. Power Mix: Gas Replacing Coal Faster Than Expected

Coal has been the dominant source of electricity in the U.S. power mix for more…

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Duke Energy Fined $6.6 Million for Dan River Coal Ash Spill

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) issued a $6.6 million fine to Duke…


AEP Reaches Settlement on Ohio Coal-Fired Power Plants

American Electric Power (AEP), through its subsidiary AEP Ohio, announced on Dec. 14 that it…

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Coal Under Fire as Paris Climate Summit Approaches

The news coming out of several countries in advance of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference…

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UK to Close All Coal-Fired Power Plants by 2025

In a major speech setting out the future direction of the UK’s energy policy, Energy…

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Xcel to Retire Two Units at Its Largest Coal-Fired Plant

Xcel Energy said on Oct. 2 that the company would accelerate its transition from coal…


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