POWERnews [Aug. 10, 2017]

D.C. Circuit Again Delays Action on Clean Power Plan

Those waiting for a decision in the court case against the Clean Power Plan are going to have to wait a bit longer. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the…

Operator Reverses Course, Will Keep Running Montana Coal Plant

The operator of one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the Western U.S. will continue to run the facility, changing course about a year after a company executive said…

Judge Rules TVA Must Move Gallatin Coal Ash

A federal judge on August 4 said the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) must dig up coal ash at one of its power plants and move it to a lined waste…

Cost to Complete Vogtle AP1000 Nuclear Units Could Balloon to $20B

Costs to build the two Vogtle AP1000 units under construction in Georgia could range between $18.3 billion and $19.8 billion—and for now, Southern Co. is pinning its hopes to complete…

U.S. Wind Generation Grew By More Than 8,000 MW In 2016

The December 2015 extension of the federal production tax credit (PTC) for wind power brought on a massive push for wind energy generation, according to the Department of Energy’s 2016…

FERC Has Quorum as Senate Confirms Two New Members

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) again has a working quorum after the U.S. Senate confirmed Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson as new members August 3. FERC had been without…