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Pilgrim’s Woes Continue as NRC Increases Oversight

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on Sept. 2 that it was increasing its oversight…

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Nuclear Is Still the Lowest Cost Option, says IEA/NEA Report

Nuclear costs aren't on the rise globally as has been widely thought, says a new…

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Doubling of We Energies Coal Stockpile Approved, Extra Dust Mitigation Required

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued the final construction permit this week, allowing…

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Federal Judge Thwarts Implementation of "Expansive" EPA Final Waters of U.S. Rule

A federal judge on Thursday halted implementation of the Clean Water Rule that is controversial…

250-MW Cedar Bay Generating Plant in Jacksonville, Fla. Courtesy: NGET

FPL Gains Approval to Buy Coal-Fired Plant, Plans to Retire It

Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) has received approval from the Florida Public Service Commission…

2.	Changing calculus. Once seen as a way to hedge fuel costs, the last unit at the coal-fired Reid Gardner Generating Station is slated for closure in 2017. Courtesy: NV Energy

NV Energy: Warren Buffett’s Plan for a Structural Power Shift

Warren Buffett bought Nevada’s NV Energy two years ago, a move widely seen as a…

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South Korea's 24th Reactor Starts Commercial Operation

South Korea on July 24 put online its 24th nuclear power plant. Shin Wolsong Unit 2 (Figure 3) will be the last to use the domestically developed OPR-1000 reactor design. Originally called the Korean Standard

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TOP PLANTS: Qurayyah Combined Cycle Power Plant, Qurayyah, Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is facing major population growth over the next several decades and, with it, rapidly growing electricity demand. In 2013, the country generated 292.2 TWh of electricity, which

Putting a 650-MW Gas Plant Online in Egypt Within Five Months

Power-strapped Egypt’s first fast-track natural gas–fired project was completed in a record 159 days from groundbreaking to commissioning this July. The 650-MW Attaqa Simple Cycle Power Plant near Suez

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Texas Sets Record for Gas Power Burn, Still Barely Enough

The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) on August 10 set a record for electricity…

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Talen Energy Sinks Its Talons into Three Power Plants, 2.5 GW of Capacity

Talen Energy Corp. announced on July 20 that it has agreed to acquire MACH Gen…

1.	Big on gas. The Lagoon Creek Combustion Turbine Plant in west Tennessee is one of TVA’s nine combustion turbine facilities and one of four combined cycle sites. The colocated units have a joint capacity of 1,444 MW, making the site TVA’s largest gas-fired facility. Courtesy: TVA

Gas Passes Coal as Top U.S. Power Source

King Coal has lost his crown—at least temporarily. Electricity generation data from the Energy Information…

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EPA Finds “No Widespread, Systematic Impacts” on Water Quality from Fracking, but Data Limited

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 4 released a draft assessment of the…

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Duke Announces Plan to Retire Asheville Coal Plant, Replace with CCPP

Duke Energy announced on May 19 that it will construct a new 650-MW natural gas–fired…

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

Doubling of We Energies Coal Stockpile Approved, Extra Dust Mitigation Required

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued the final construction permit this week, allowing…

250-MW Cedar Bay Generating Plant in Jacksonville, Fla. Courtesy: NGET

FPL Gains Approval to Buy Coal-Fired Plant, Plans to Retire It

Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) has received approval from the Florida Public Service Commission…

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DOE Funds Coal Research and Carbon Storage Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) announced on August 17…

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McCarthy: Supreme Court Decision on MATS Won’t Affect the Clean Power Plan Rule

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy remains firm in her resolve to create a…

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Duke Proposes Full Excavation of 12 More Coal Ash Basins

With plans already approved for the closure of 12 of its coal ash basins, Duke…


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Navigating Legal Implications of Power Industry Regulations

Learn about the advantages and pitfalls of being an early mover, recent legal challenges to regulations and what they mean to your operations, and the legal implications of compliance with the latest new regulations, including the Clean Power Plan. Hear from and network with the experts during POWER's conference, December 7 in Las Vegas. Please contact Tom…

Western Power Summit – 2nd Annual

Convene with senior-level executives and policy makers to address vital issues and explore a range of strategies related to challenges facing Western electric power markets. Issues to be addressed include long-haul transmission, emerging energy imbalance markets, California’s energy storage directive, and the water-energy nexus. Deepen your understanding of fast-moving market dynamics and interact with an…

Asian SBC Users’ Group Annual Conference – 5th Annual

This annual conference is the only event in Asia dedicated to the use of sub-bituminous coal, with a focus on coal-handling, boiler & combustion, and keeping power plants efficient, economic, and safe.  Discover best practices in the handling and burning of SBCs and network with hundreds of generating company industry professionals all in one place.…

ELECTRIC POWER 2016, Presented by POWER magazine – 18th Annual

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 trends and the challenges confronting power plant professionals today.  It’s a chance to go beyond the pages of POWER and interact with key stakeholders.



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