POWERnews [Sept. 22, 2016]

AEP to Shed Ohio, Indiana Coal and Gas Plants in Move for Full Regulation

In an effort to become a fully regulated power company, American Electric Power (AEP) has agreed to sell four Midwestern power plants—representing a total of 5.2 GW—to a newly formed…

New Record: Nuclear Power Plant Online for 940 Continuous Days

The Heysham 2 nuclear power station broke a nearly 22-year-old record for continuous operation when it shut down Unit 8 on September 16 after 940 days online. The previous record—held…

Major Challenges in Further Renewable Integration, Report Says

Global resources of variable renewable energy—primarily wind and solar—despite breakneck growth over the past two decades, are beginning to run up against technological and policy limitations on further deployment, and…

UK Approves Hinkley Point C Construction—with Caveats

The $23.8 billion Hinkley Point C nuclear project has received the UK government's green light, but the country wants to ensure that project’s ownership cannot change without government agreement. After…

Briefs: Mass., N.Y., Calif. Move to Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions

At least three states called for hefty new measures relating to greenhouse gas (GHG) goals over the past week. Mass. Gov. Directs State Officials to Implement Regulations to Annually Reduce…

SLIDESHOW: An Alarming Trend Affecting U.S. Baseload Power

States, regulators, and market participants have in recent years called attention to a trend concerning uneconomic baseload generation in organized wholesale markets, specifically in ISO New England, New York Independent…