POWERnews [April 30, 2015]

Plan to Store Spent Nuclear Fuel in New Mexico Takes Major Step

With plans for a “permanent” solution for storing waste from nuclear power generating plants permanently stalled, some are hoping that an “interim” site can be developed that would enable the…

QER Draws Praise, Fire in Senate Hearing

The Obama administration’s first installment in the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) drew a variety of responses in its first public hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on…

World’s Largest Internal Combustion Engine Power Plant Inaugurated

With 38 tri-fuel engines and a combined capacity of 573 MW, IPP3—a plant constructed near Amman, Jordan—is now the world’s largest internal combustion engine–based power plant. The facility was inaugurated…

New Mexico and Texas Locations Interested in Receiving Spent Nuclear Fuel

Progress has been slow on finding a permanent disposal solution for spent nuclear fuel in the U.S., but an interim solution seems more palatable to developers in a couple of…

Expert: OSHA’s Arc Flash Final Rule Will Save Lives

For Samy Faried, an ABB expert who has spent 15 years analyzing arc flash hazards, a new rule recently finalized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will save…

GDF Suez Changes Name to Engie

Multinational energy giant GDF Suez will henceforth be called "Engie," a name that reflects the global transition to a decarbonized, renewables-rich, energy-efficient, and digital economy, the company said on April…