POWERnews [April 10, 2014]

Industry Leaders, Experts Testify on How to Keep the Lights On

Ten witnesses from federal and state regulatory agencies, a public power entity, environmental groups, and power companies today outlined a number of threats to the bulk power system's reliability in…

EIA: 70% of U.S. Coal Fleet Is Ready for MATS

At least 70% of U.S. coal-fired generating capacity has already installed environmental control equipment to comply with the Mercury and Air Toxics (MATS) Standards, the Energy Information Agency (EIA) reports. …

Germany Moves to Tweak Renewables Law

The German Cabinet on April 8 approved a list of changes that are intended to put the brakes on spiraling retail energy prices that have Germans paying some of the…

New CCPP Erected in Record Time

The 417-MW Andong combined cycle power plant (CCPP) constructed in the province of Gyeongsangbuk-do, in South Korea, was completed in only 24 months. Owned and operated by Korea Southern Power…

OIG: Grid Threats Should Have Stayed Classified

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) should have classified and protected a sensitive grid-related document created by its staff, the Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General (OIG) said in…

Solar Farm Completed on EPA Superfund Site

A first-of-its-kind, utility scale solar project has been completed on an active Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund site. The 10.86-MW Maywood Solar Farm is located on 43 acres of the…