POWERnews [Oct. 5, 2017]

[UPDATED] DOE to FERC: Force Competitive Markets to Value Coal and Nuclear Resiliency, Reliability Attributes

A rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on September 29 directs the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to mandate that competitive power markets develop and implement market rules…

Power Groups Unite to Block DOE Grid Resiliency Rule; FERC Sets Tight Window for Comment

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) set a three-week window for comment on the proposed Department of Energy (DOE) grid resiliency rule that 11 power trade groups—representing natural gas, wind,…

Groups Interested in Keeping Navajo Coal Plant in Operation

Peabody Energy on October 2 said several investors are interested in taking over the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona, a coal-fired power plant on tribal land whose current owners, including…

Droneweek [PODCAST]

[Ed. note: This post was first published on October 5, 2017, and was updated on October 17, 2017, with embedded video from the DRONEWEEK television show.] DRONEWEEK is a television…

Siemens Rolls Out MVDC Transmission System to Bolster Distributed Generation 

Siemens has launched a new direct-current (DC) transmission system for alternating current (AC) grids of between 30 kV and 150 kV. The medium-voltage system that can bridge distances of up…

GE Power Sells Lucrative Water & Process Technologies Division to SUEZ in $3.4B Deal

Less than a week after GE struck a $2.6 billion deal with ABB for GE’s electrification business, GE Power completed the $3.4 billion sale of its lucrative water and process…

DOE Offers Another $3.7 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Vogtle Project

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in a statement that the “future of nuclear energy in the United States is bright” as his agency on September 29 announced another $3.7 billion…

ENGIE, HG&E Team on Solar Energy Storage Project

Electricity from a 5.76-MW solar farm in Massachusetts will be stored in an adjacent energy storage system as part of a plan announced October 4 by ENGIE North America (ENGIE…

Rick Perry’s Order to FERC Is Fraudulent

Energy Secretary Rick Perry's ukase to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) last week—undo over 20 years of federal policy on national electric markets to aid coal and nuclear generation—is…