POWERnews [Oct. 15, 2015]

Entergy to Permanently Close Troubled Pilgrim Nuclear Plant

Entergy Corp. will permanently close its 680-MW Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth, Mass., by June 2019, owing to poor market conditions, reduced revenues, and increased operational costs, the company…

Two Units Retiring Early at Swedish Nuclear Power Plant

OKG, owner and operator of the three-unit Oskarshamn nuclear power plant on Sweden’s east coast, announced on Oct. 14 that it would permanently shut down Units 1 and 2 at…

Making the Case for Energy Storage Policy

Energy storage needs better energy storage policy. Speaking at the Energy Storage North America (ESNA) conference in San Diego on Oct. 12, Garrett Fitzgerald, senior associate with the Rocky Mountain…

Study: CAISO-PacifiCorp Grid Integration Could Bolster Reliability, Environmental Goals

Integrating California Independent System Operator's (CAISO's) and PacifiCorp's networks—the two largest high-voltage transmission grids in the West—could yield billions of dollars in shared cost reductions within the first 20 years…

Carbon Engineering Launches Novel Carbon Capture Pilot Project in Canada

Alberta-based Carbon Engineering is inaugurating a pilot project today in Squamish, British Columbia, that will capture carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the atmosphere. The company, funded by private investors, including…

Five Power Plants to Change Hands in Four Separate Deals

Within the space of less than a week, four deals have been announced that will result in ownership changes at five power plants in the U.S. Northeast. Calpine Buys Another…

Federal Court Stays WOTUS Rule

A federal court last week granted a motion barring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from enforcing the Clean Water Rule, which critics say is…