POWERnews [Sept. 7, 2017]

FirstEnergy Cuts Sale Price in Revised Deal to Shed Assets

Ohio-based FirstEnergy Corp. has dropped the price of several assets as it continues to work toward closing a deal to sell five of the company’s natural gas-fired power plants, along…

Cyberattack Campaign Is Aimed at Disrupting Energy Sector Operations, Security Firm Warns

A group has launched a new wave of cyberattacks aimed at severely disrupting operations in the European and North American energy sectors, IT security firm Symantec warns. Dragonfly, a group…

Bechtel In, Fluor Out as Vogtle Construction Continues

Georgia Power’s plan to continue construction of its Vogtle nuclear expansion project comes with changes among the contractors, with Bechtel taking over the lead and Fluor Corp., which has long…

Sempra Gets OK from Bankruptcy Court for Acquisition of Oncor

Sempra Energy’s proposed $9.45 billion acquisition of an 80% ownership interest in Oncor Electric Delivery Co. has been approved by a U.S. bankruptcy court. But the company still needs approval…

Utilities Prepare as Hurricane Irma Approaches Florida

Utility workers from across the country have been in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and crews are now staging in Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma as the…

DOE Rolls Out Funding for Turbines, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is kicking off September with a couple of significant funding announcements. The department announced September 6 the selection of 16 projects to receive a…