POWERnews [Aug. 14, 2014]

EPA May Be Trying to Slow LNG Export Drive

With three recent requests to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signaled it may seek to slow the recent drive to export liquefied natural…

NRG to Shutter, Repower Illinois Coal Units in Modernization Bid

NRG Energy is the latest company in a string of generators choosing to cease burning coal at generating units to comply with environmental rules.   An environmental action plan to…

Construction Delayed at V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant

Steve Byrne, chief operating officer for South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G), provided an update on the company’s new nuclear construction project at the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Generating…

TVA Likely to Retire Three Coal Units in Tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is poised to decide on the fate of a coal-fired power plant in Tennessee.  At its next meeting on Aug. 21, the TVA board will…

Two Nuclear Plants in UK Shut Down on Defect Fears

French utility EDF shut down two nuclear plants that it operates in the UK after routine inspections uncovered possible defects in one reactor. The two power plants, both with two…

Hurdle Cleared for 1,000-MW HVDC Line From Canada to NYC

The U.S. Department of Energy issued the final Environmental Impact Statement for the Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line on Aug. 8, clearing the project for final permitting. The $2.2…