POWERnews [Apr. 9, 2015]

Material Inconsistencies Acknowledged in Nuclear Reactor Vessel Head and Bottom

More trouble has been reported at one of the four European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR) units currently under construction. AREVA announced on April 7 that chemical and mechanical testing conducted…

Ohio Nixes Duke Energy Proposal to Guarantee Income from Coal Plants

As it decided in a February case involving American Electric Power (AEP), the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has denied Duke Energy Ohio's request to charge ratepayers for power…

DONG Energy to Develop 1 GW of Offshore Wind Power in Massachusetts

Danish firm DONG Energy will take over RES Americas’ rights to develop more than 1 GW of new offshore wind capacity off the coast of Massachusetts.  RES secured the rights…

Power Cuts Affect Wide Swath of D.C., Including the White House, Capitol

A dip in voltage prompted temporary power cuts to the White House, Capitol Hill, the State Department, and other parts of Washington, D.C., on Tuesday afternoon.  D.C. utility PEPCO said…

NRC To Begin Expedited Cybersecurity Rulemaking for Nuclear Fuel-Cycle Facilities

Staff at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) should expeditiously complete and implement cybersecurity rulemaking for nuclear fuel-cycle facilities, the regulatory agency's commissioners have ordered.  In a March 24 agency memorandum…

Poll: Americans Are Not Too Worried About Climate Change, Still Favor Solar, Wind, and Nuclear

A Gallup poll completed last month found that only 32% of adults in the U.S. worry a “great deal” about global warming or climate change, while 45% worry “only a…

SunEdison Procures 100 MW of Storage for Indian Minigrids

Renewable energy development company SunEdison announced on Mar. 25 that it had agreed to purchase up to 1,000 vanadium redox flow batteries totaling more than 100 MW of storage capacity…

POWERnews [April 9, 2015]

Material Inconsistencies Acknowledged in Nuclear Reactor Vessel Head and Bottom

More trouble has been reported at one of the four European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR) units currently under construction. AREVA announced on April 7 that chemical and mechanical testing conducted…

Ohio Nixes Duke Energy Proposal to Guarantee Income from Coal Plants

As it decided in a February case involving American Electric Power (AEP), the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has denied Duke Energy Ohio's request to charge ratepayers for power…

DONG Energy to Develop 1 GW of Offshore Wind Power in Massachusetts

Danish firm DONG Energy will take over RES Americas’ rights to develop more than 1 GW of new offshore wind capacity off the coast of Massachusetts.  RES secured the rights…

Power Cuts Affect Wide Swath of D.C., Including the White House, Capitol

A dip in voltage prompted temporary power cuts to the White House, Capitol Hill, the State Department, and other parts of Washington, D.C., on Tuesday afternoon.  D.C. utility PEPCO said…

NRC To Begin Expedited Cybersecurity Rulemaking for Nuclear Fuel-Cycle Facilities

Staff at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) should expeditiously complete and implement cybersecurity rulemaking for nuclear fuel-cycle facilities, the regulatory agency's commissioners have ordered.  In a March 24 agency memorandum…

Poll: Americans Are Not Too Worried About Climate Change, Still Favor Solar, Wind, and Nuclear

A Gallup poll completed last month found that only 32% of adults in the U.S. worry a “great deal” about global warming or climate change, while 45% worry “only a…

SunEdison Procures 100 MW of Storage for Indian Minigrids

Renewable energy development company SunEdison announced on Mar. 25 that it had agreed to purchase up to 1,000 vanadium redox flow batteries totaling more than 100 MW of storage capacity…