POWERnews [April 13, 2017]

EPA Rescinds Effluent Limitations Guidelines Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will review and reconsider revisions to technology-based effluent limitations guidelines (ELG) and standards finalized by the Obama administration in September 2015. Power generators around the…

Exelon Chief Is Optimistic Despite Current Nuclear Market Turmoil

Exelon Corp., the nation's largest nuclear generator, reinvented itself amid recent power pricing swings, market inequities, and policy worries that are challenging its "very existence," a high-ranking executive told attendees…

Interior Dept., Peabody Energy Seek to Keep Coal-Fired Navajo Plant Open

The Navajo Generating Station can continue to be competitive under a reduced-price fuel proposal through 2040, said Peabody Energy, the coal giant which owns a coal mine currently fueling the…

Maryland Passes Energy Storage Tax Credit

Maryland on April 10 became the first state in the nation to pass legislation enacting a tax credit for residential and commercial energy storage installations. The measure passed unanimously in…

Is Blockchain a Key to Distributed Energy and Grid Modernization?

Could the software technology that is the backbone behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin provide a path for electric utilities to accommodate the swirling financial transactions that accompany distributed generation and micogrids?…