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NRC License Application Submitted for Spent Nuclear Fuel Interim Storage Facility

Development of a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) took a significant step forward this week with a license application submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on April 28 by Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS), with support from AREVA, for a CISF in Andrews County, Texas.

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Seven Dead From Hot Water Accident at Power Plant in India

Seven workers have reportedly died from an April 20 incident at Adani Power's coal-fired 4.6-GW…

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FERC Blocks Ohio Power Plant Subsidy Deal

Throwing yet another twist into a long-running saga, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on…

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China Slams the Brakes on Coal

China’s National Development and Reform Commission and National Energy Administration on April 25 suspended or…

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Malware at German Nuke Plant Leads to Shutdown

Operators at RWE’s Gundremmingen plant northwest of Munich moved to shut down the reactor this…

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Digital Control System Upgrade Gives Hydropower Plant New Life

Upgrading automation systems can often extend the life of power generation facilities by decades while…

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Core Shroud Head Bolt Retainer Tool Saves BWRs Time and Money

A new tool that can be used to help ensure the proper positioning of core shroud head bolt assemblies in boiling water reactors (BWRs) was recently invented by Jason Cocke, engineering, tooling, and logistics

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Thriving During the Energy System Transition

Today’s energy system is ripe for disruption. Whoever designs the next generation of energy systems…

Doublespeak Is No Cure for Utility Ills

After a very busy March, I just wanted to run a collage of puppy photos in this editorial. After all, baby animals are proven to generate engagement on social media, so why not in print? Then I saw a Twitter

Gas Combined Cycle Capacity Factors Beat Coal for First Time Ever

The average capacity factor for U.S. natural gas–fired combined cycle power plants (CCPPs) exceeded that…

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Gas-Fired Generation Will Beat Coal in 2016, EIA Says

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its March 8 Short-Term Energy Outlook that natural…

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China Looks to Small CHP to Cut Air Pollution

China has been struggling for years with endemic air pollution in major cities like Shanghai,…

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Entergy Subsidiaries Buy Four-Unit CCGT Power Plant

Entergy Corp. announced on March 4 that three of its subsidiaries had closed on a…

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Dynegy and Energy Capital Partners Agree to Acquire ENGIE’s 8.7-GW U.S. Fossil Portfolio

Dynegy Inc. and Energy Capital Partners (ECP), through a newly formed joint venture, have agreed…

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Is a New Hybrid System the Cure for Coal Power’s Ills?

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have combined two proven technologies to create…

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Chief Justice Roberts Rejects Bid to Suspend MATS Rule

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts rejected the plea of 20 states to stay…

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

Oregon Legislature Passes Bill to Eliminate Coal from State Power Supply

The Oregon Senate passed a bill on March 2 that will require electric companies in…

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Dynegy and Energy Capital Partners Agree to Acquire ENGIE’s 8.7-GW U.S. Fossil Portfolio

Dynegy Inc. and Energy Capital Partners (ECP), through a newly formed joint venture, have agreed…

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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…


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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



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