POWERnews [Oct. 6, 2016]

Paris Agreement Meets Final Requirement to Enter into Force

As of October 5, the Paris Agreement—the first global agreement on efforts to limit and mitigate the effects of climate change—had been ratified by a sufficient number of countries, representing at least 55% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, to bring the agreement into force.

Differing Visions for Energy Storage

Big or small? Centralized or distributed? The answer, at least for energy storage, may be both, but what that future may be is unclear, if early discussions at the Energy…

PSEG Will Retire Two New Jersey Coal Power Plants

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) will close the 620-MW Hudson Generation Station in Jersey City, N.J., and the 632-MW Mercer Generation Station in Hamilton Township, N.J., on June 1, 2017.…

Delayed Again, Kemper County IGCC Plant to Start Operations in a Month

Mississippi Power's integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant under construction in Kemper County, Miss., will likely be placed in service by November 30, a month later than anticipated. The…

Watts Bar Unit 2 Nuclear Plant Completes Power Ascension Testing

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has reached another milestone in its effort to bring Watts Bar Unit 2 into commercial operation: The unit completed its final power ascension test—a 50%…

A World View of New Nuclear Power Plant Construction [Slideshow]

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), there are 60 nuclear reactors currently under construction around the world. China leads the way with 20 units in progress, followed by…