POWERnews [Oct. 2, 2014]

NERC’s Polar Vortex Review Bares Natural Gas Dependency, Equipment Vulnerabilities

Despite record low temperatures and widespread generation outages during the polar vortex, bulk power system reliability was maintained, says the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) in a newly released…

Energy Storage Powers Ahead at ESNA

If you’re a power sector professional and you haven’t thought much about energy storage, rest assured—you will soon. At least, that’s if the numerous companies working in this field and…

Damaged Nuclear Fuel Rods Found in North Anna Reactor

Dominion Virginia Power found two damaged nuclear fuel rods in Unit 2 of its North Anna Power Station located in Louisa County northwest of Richmond. The discovery was made during…

FERC Approves Cove Point LNG Export Terminal Project

After more than a year of deliberation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Dominion’s proposal to construct and operate liquefaction and export facilities at its existing Cove Point liquefied…

DOE Prepares to Offer $12.6B in New Nuclear Loan Guarantees

The Department of Energy (DOE) on Tuesday issued a draft solicitation that would provide up to $12.6 billion in loan guarantees for new nuclear projects. The agency identified four technology areas…