POWERnews [Jan. 12, 2017]

17 U.S. Nuclear Units Have Components Forged at Site Under Investigation

Although AREVA recently disclosed that 17 U.S. nuclear power plant units have installed components that were forged at the Le Creusot facility in France—a forge that has been under scrutiny…

Non-Utility Power Generators Push FERC on State Nuclear Subsidies

Non-utility generators urge FERC to overturn state actions in New York and Illinois that the generators claim distort FERC’s wholesale electricity markets.

UPDATED: Senators Renew Push for Return to Analog in Grid Cybersecurity Bill

A bill to protect the U.S. power grid from cyber-attacks reintroduced by members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee urges a "retro" approach to cybersecurity using a novel analog "disrupter"…

NuScale Poised to Submit Nation's First-Ever SMR Design Certification Application to NRC

NuScale will submit the nation's first application for design certification of a small modular reactor (SMR) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Thursday. The Corvallis, Ore.–based company, which is…

World’s Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project Completed

Petra Nova—a commercial-scale post-combustion carbon capture project designed to remove more than 90% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) from a 240-MW slipstream of flue gas off of the W.A. Parish…

Deal Reached to Permanently Close Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Entergy Corp. and the state of New York have reached an agreement that will see the Indian Point nuclear power plant retired by 2021. “Key considerations in our decision to…

DOE's Quadrennial Review: 8 Trends That Are Shaping the U.S. Electric System

Beyond major reliability events that have prompted regional blackouts in the past, the U.S. grid faces “imminent danger from cyber attacks,” warns the second installation of the Obama administration’s Quadrennial…

Six People Injured by Explosion at Ohio Coal Power Plant

An incident at J.M. Stuart Station—a 2,318-MW coal and diesel generating facility operated by Dayton Power and Light Co. (DP&L)—resulted in six people being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Several media…

Renewables Again Lead Capacity Additions in 2016 as Coal Production Continues to Fall

For the third straight year, renewable generation accounted for the majority of new utility-scale capacity additions in the U.S. during 2016, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on January 10.…