POWERnews [Oct. 24, 2013]

CPUC Issues Nation's First Energy Storage Mandate

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today unanimously established an energy storage target of 1,325 MW that California's largest investor-owned utilities, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and…

EPA, EIA: Power Plant Carbon Emissions Saw Drastic Drop in 2012 (UPDATED)

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants plunged 10% in 2012 largely due to the coal-to-gas switch and a slight decrease in power production, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said…

Agreement Sets Stage for Construction of New Nuclear Plant in UK

EDF Group and the UK Government have reached an agreement in principle on the key commercial terms for an investment contract for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.…

Statoil Pulls Floating Offshore Wind Project in Maine

Norwegian energy company Statoil last week canceled its $120 million project to put four 3-MW wind turbines on floating spar-buoy structures 12 miles offshore of Maine's Boothbay Harbor. The Maine…

New Steam Generators Delivered to Davis-Besse Nuclear Plant

FirstEnergy Corp. announced that two new steam generators have arrived in Oak Harbor, Ohio, for the company’s 900-MW Davis-Besse nuclear plant. The new steam generators are scheduled for installation during…

Korean Utility Plans First Underground Combined Cycle Power Plant

The oldest power plant in South Korea is making way for something so new that no one has even attempted it before. Korea Midland Power Corp. (KOMIPO) announced earlier this year…

NRG to Buy EME Assets for $2.6B

NRG Energy will buy nearly 8,000 MW of generation capacity across the U.S. from bankrupt power firm Edison Mission Energy (EME) for $2.6 billion. The company entered into a plan…