POWERnews [Jan. 4, 2018]

Brookfield Business Partners to Acquire Westinghouse from Toshiba Corp.

Westinghouse Electric Co., a company that is emerging from a bankruptcy stemming from the half-built AP1000 reactor projects in Georgia and South Carolina, is to be acquired from Toshiba Corp.…

Despite New Jersey Senate Vote on Nuclear Subsidies, Bill May Not Clear Lame-Duck Session

New Jersey’s full Senate is scheduled on January 4 to vote on a bill to subsidize two of the state’s nuclear power plants. However, industry observers posit that the measure…

Dominion Will Buy SCANA in $14.6B Deal, Writing Off Failed Nuclear Expansion Assets

SCANA Corp., a company reeling from a decision to abandon two half-built nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer project in South Carolina, is getting a lifeline from Dominion Energy, one…

Test Your Knowledge: Insulation

Thermal insulation is installed on almost every piping system and much of the plant equipment at power generation facilities. It not only saves energy, but also protects workers, reduces noise,…

FERC Proposes Mandatory Reporting of Attempted Cybersecurity Compromises

 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has proposed a revision of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards to enhance awareness of existing or developing cybersecurity threats to the nation’s…


Europe’s Power Generation Industry Evolves

The European Union (EU) is unequivocally continuing down a path of global climate and energy leadership while bringing online more carbon-neutral fuel systems throughout its 28 member states, closing in…

Siemens Reaches for Higher Efficiency with Its HL-Class Gas Turbine [PODCAST]

Siemens claims to be paving the way for the next level of efficiency with the development of its HL-class gas turbine. In June 2017, the company announced it will validate…