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Ohio Regulators Deny AEP’s Coal Plant Cost Recovery Plan

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved an electric security plan (ESP) for AEP…

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Google Puts Another $300 Million into SolarCity

Google and rooftop solar company SolarCity announced on Feb. 26 that Google is contributing $300…

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NRC to Inspect Damage to Summer Unit 2 Containment Vessel

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Monday began a special inspection of damage to the…

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France Mulls Nuclear Overhaul as AREVA Reports $5.6B Loss

France will look at all options in an attempt to overhaul its state-run nuclear industry,…

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Palo Verde Nuclear Station Sets U.S. Production Record

It’s no surprise that the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station led the nation in electrical…

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Save Power with Natural Cooling for Building Ventilation

With the final Clean Power Plan rule covering existing power plants scheduled for release this summer, and the amount of flexibility that has been afforded to the states to meet emissions targets, states have

FERC's Work on the Clean Power Plan

Cheryl A. LaFleur One of the most controversial issues facing the energy world today is how our electric sector will respond to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed Clean Power Plan

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Protecting Steam Cycle Components During Low-Load Operation of Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Plants

Originally, the modern combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) unit was developed to act as a largely baseload source of generation due to its high thermal efficiency and low initial capital cost. But as markets

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Power Shortages Challenge Eskom, Force Load Shedding in South Africa

The South African power system is severely constrained and will remain tight until at least the end of April, according to Eskom. The company generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa

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Are Flexible Generation Plants Performing as Expected?

The Lodi Energy Center (LEC) is a 296-MW 1 x 1 combined cycle plant in Lodi, Calif., just north of Stockton and east of the San Joaquin River delta (Figure 1). From the outside, there’s little to distinguish

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Pennsylvania Moves to Tax Natural Gas Extraction

Pennsylvania seems poised to levy a severance tax on natural gas extraction after new Governor…

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Massachusetts Looks to Boost Natural Gas Infrastructure

The Massachusetts House of Representatives is considering a bill that would enact sweeping changes in…

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U.S. Will Seek to Cut Upstream Methane Emissions Up to 45% by 2025

The Obama administration announced on Jan. 14 that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will propose…

Using Fuel Cells for Distributed CHP in Gas Transmission

Moving natural gas through long-distance pipelines requires substantial energy, and much of that energy is…

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U.S. Gas Production Still at Record Highs Despite Collapse in Oil Market

The breathtaking collapse in crude oil prices this past fall, which has seen benchmark prices…

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J.E. Corette Coal-Fired Power Plant to Be Retired

PPL Montana, a subsidiary of PPL Corp., announced on Feb. 10 that it will permanently…

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U.S. Electric Utility Toxic Releases Decrease 49% During the Past Decade

On Jan. 14, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report…

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AEP Looks to Sell Merchant Coal Fleet

According to a story first reported by Amanda Levin of TheStreet.com, American Electric Power Co.…

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Point Level Capacitance Switch for Fly Ash Hopper Measurement

If you’re the person tasked with controlling the level of fly ash in collection hoppers,…

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Advanced Coal-Fired Combined Heat and Power Plant Begins Operation in U.S.

Great River Energy’s (GRE’s) Spiritwood Station began commercial operation on Nov. 1. The plant—located about…


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