POWERnews [Aug. 17, 2017]

SCANA Reverses Move to Abandon V.C. Summer Nuclear Project

SCANA Corp. is withdrawing a petition submitted to regulators seeking to abandon the construction of Units 2 and 3 at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in South Carolina. The company’s…

Georgia PSC Signals Support For Continuing Vogtle Expansion 

In two actions on August 15, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) signaled its support for the Vogtle nuclear expansion project, provided it can be done economically, Georgia Power must…

Mass. Final Rules Require More Stringent Carbon Emissions Reductions for Power Plants

Final rules issued by Massachusetts agencies to help the state meet its stringent climate goals will require 21 in-state power plants to tamp down their carbon emissions annually. The Massachusetts…

Exelon Set to Expand Massachusetts Peaking Plant

Exelon could begin construction as soon as next week on an expansion of its 135-MW West Medway oil-fired peaking plant in West Medway, Massachusetts. The company’s plan to add two…

FERC: Back in Business

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is back in business, with three commissioners constituting a quorum. The agency has a scheduled monthly public meeting for Sept. 20. By then it may…