POWERnews [April 28, 2016]

FERC Blocks Ohio Power Plant Subsidy Deal

Throwing yet another twist into a long-running saga, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on April 27 blocked a pair of power purchase agreements (PPAs) that would have supported continued…

Seven Dead From Hot Water Accident at Power Plant in India

Seven workers have reportedly died from an April 20 incident at Adani Power's coal-fired 4.6-GW Mundra power plant in Gujarat, India, that involved a pipeline hot water release. The accident…

Historic and Trend-Setting Siemens Turbine Manufacturing Plant Hits Milestone

On April 27, 2016, Siemens’ century-old factory in Berlin will celebrate the shipment of its 1,000th in-house-produced gas turbine.

EPA Motions Court for Weighty Changes to Final Coal Ash Rule

  A recent motion filed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking a federal court to remand parts of its final coal combustion residuals (CCR) rule could have major new consequences…

China Slams the Brakes on Coal

China’s National Development and Reform Commission and National Energy Administration on April 25 suspended or slowed plans for more than 100 GW of coal-fired capacity across the country in a…

Chernobyl and Nuclear Hubris

I was at my desk in the Energy Daily newsroom on April 26, 1986 when someone handed me a bulletin ripped from one of the wire service machines in the…

Malware at German Nuke Plant Leads to Shutdown

Operators at RWE’s Gundremmingen plant northwest of Munich moved to shut down the reactor this week after malware was discovered in the plant fuel handling network. The utility said the…

Senate Votes to Restore Funding for Wind Energy Research and Development

The U.S. Senate passed an amendment on April 26 that would restore funding for wind energy research and development (R&D) in fiscal year 2017 to $96.4 million—the same amount funded…

GE Continues Its Buying Spree

GE is doubling down on industrial markets, as its efforts to acquire the drilling unit of Halliburton and its two acquisitions in the power space this month demonstrate.