POWERnews [Sept. 24, 2015]

Cybersecurity Rating Firm Finds Energy and Utilities Industry Performance Concerning

Researchers looking at “quantifiable differences in security performance” across industries from August 1, 2014, to August 1, 2015, found “challenging performance trends” in the critical energy and utilities sector. The…

NRG Energy to Reorganize, Seeds New Renewables Company

NRG Energy has embarked on a "reset" that will see a separation of its core distributed generation and fossil fuel businesses.  The company, headquartered in Princeton, N.J., wants to "simplify" NRG…

Duke Energy Settles with Groups Over Edwardsport Operating Costs

Duke Energy Indiana reached a settlement agreement with some of the state’s key consumer groups related to operating costs at its Edwardsport integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) coal power plant.…

Another Kentucky Coal Plant Shutting Down

Another coal plant in the heart of coal country is shutting down after Owensboro Municipal Utilities, Kentucky’s largest municipal electric retailer, said it would retire Unit 1 of the Elmer…

ISOs, RTOs Outline Winterization Efforts

In presentations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the nation's regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs) on Sept. 17 outlined measures they are taking to prevent…

NRC Investigates Control Valve Failures at Callaway Nuclear Plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced on Sept. 21 that it has begun a special inspection at the Callaway nuclear plant in Fulton, Mo., to investigate the failure of three…