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Plant Vogtle Unit 3 reactor vessel is prepared for placement. Courtesy: Georgia Power

Georgia PSC Will Decide Vogtle's Fate on December 21

The Georgia Public Service Commission on December 11 said it will decide December 21 whether…

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

Vogtle Hearings Underway; Tax Law Change Could Speed Resolution

Hearings on the future of the Vogtle nuclear expansion project are underway in Atlanta, Georgia,…

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Perry Grants FERC’s Request to Delay Grid Resiliency NOPR, But Calls for Urgent Action 

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has granted a 30-day extension sought by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission…

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Market-Challenged, GE Continues to Improve Gas Turbine Efficiency

GE Power said its 9HA.02 gas turbine reached a new milestone by exceeding 64% efficiency…

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Pruitt: EPA Rule to Replace the Clean Power Plan Is Coming

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt told House lawmakers on December 7 that the…

THE BIG PICTURE: Global CCS

In a November report, The Global CCS Institute said carbon capture and storage (CCS) is…

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12 Tips for Centrifugal Pump Safety

Centrifugal pumps are one of the most popular types of pumps used both domestically and in industrial settings. There are various designs of centrifugal pumps (Figure 3), and they all work in a similar manner

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Solar Power's Golden Opportunity: Connected Tech

The solar industry has the opportunity to integrate intelligent technology, including some that was originally developed for conventional energy resources, into its solar systems. Most parts of a solar farm

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Willow Island Hydro: A Small but Mighty Marvel on the Ohio River

Successfully designing and constructing a hydropower plant, while accounting for site space constraints and not disrupting commercial traffic on a busy waterway, presented challenges for a Midwestern utility

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Power Plant Tragedies Bring Safety to the Forefront

Power plants are inherently dangerous. Although safety is taken very seriously at most facilities, every year workers around the world are killed on the job by electrocution, falls, explosions, fires, and

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Siemens Launches 44-MW Aeroderivative Gas Turbine Model for Fast Power Demand Surge

Siemens in November introduced the SGT-A45 TR, a mobile 44-MW aeroderivative gas turbine designed for…

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Mississippi PSC: Kemper Facility Should Operate Using Only Natural Gas

The Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) at an open meeting on June 21 unanimously passed…

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U.S. Carbon Emissions Increase from Last Year, but Still 28% Less Than in 2005

A newly released update to the Power Sector Carbon Index, developed by Carnegie Mellon University…

The Nemadji Trail Energy Center in Superior, Wis., will be co-developed by Dairyland Power Cooperative and Minnesota Power.

Proposed Wisconsin Gas-Fired Plant Would Aid Utilities' Renewable Initiatives

Minnesota Power and Wisconsin’s Dairyland Power Cooperative announced plans to co-develop a combined cycle natural…

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GE Power Inks Its Largest Services Deal Ever

GE Power signed a landmark deal to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for 10…

Luminant’s Monticello power plant in Titus County, Texas, is an 1,880-MW facility fired by Powder River Basic coal. Years units began operation: Unit 1–1974; Unit 2–1975; Unit 3–1978. Courtesy: Luminant

Monticello Goes Under, More Coal and Nuclear Imperiled in Texas (Updated) 

A week after the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed a rule to bolster uneconomic coal…

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Pruitt: EPA Will Have CPP Replacement Proposal in Coming Months

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will propose a replacement rule for the Clean Power Plan…

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$100M in DOE Funding Available for Transformational Coal Projects

The Department of Energy (DOE) has available up to $100 million in cost-shared funding for…

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Four Things That Are Killing Coal

Although President Trump has been promoting a pro-coal energy agenda, there are four things killing…

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Mississippi PSC: Kemper Facility Should Operate Using Only Natural Gas

The Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) at an open meeting on June 21 unanimously passed…


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Register to attend this complimentary online On Demand webinar. Electrostatic charge generation occurs in fluid systems mainly as a result of interaction between the fluid and the filtration media. The…


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Western Power Summit – 4th Annual10/23/2017

Western Power Summit provides a three-day opportunity for leaders across the energy sector to discuss, debate, and gain new perspectives on the pressing issues facing the West’s electric power sector.… Learn more

Connected Plant Conference, presented by POWER02/26/2018

Hosted by POWER magazine, this is the only event dedicated to the latest digital monitoring, diagnostic, analytics, Industrial Internet of Things, and decision-support technologies for the power generation industry. Learn more

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Join us as we celebrate 20 years of providing the education, training, products and services necessary for power generation facilities to stay productive, profitable, efficient and safe.  Learn more



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