POWERnews [Oct. 8, 2015]

Xcel to Retire Two Units at Its Largest Coal-Fired Plant

Xcel Energy said on Oct. 2 that the company would accelerate its transition from coal power to cleaner energy sources by retiring two units at its Sherburne County Generating Plant…

Behind-the-Meter Batteries Can Provide the Greatest Value, Study Says

Battery energy storage has exploded in deployment over the past several years, but the majority of it by capacity, especially in North America, is deployed at grid scale. That may…

Coal-Dependent India Announces Lofty, Costly Climate Action Goals

India and 73 other countries submitted their carbon emission reduction targets for 2025 and 2030—or Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)—ahead of the deadline last week, with just two months remaining…

GE Hitachi’s ESBWR Nuclear Reactor Gains Some Industry Support

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and DTE Energy announced plans to explore advancing the detailed design of the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR). According to GEH, the ESBWR is…

Moeller To Step Down By October-End

Philip Moeller, a Bush-nominated commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and outspoken critic of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Clean Power Plan for its cost and reliability implications,…