POWERnews [Oct. 29, 2015]

CB&I Out, Fluor In at Vogtle and V.C. Summer Nuclear Power Plant Construction Projects

There has been a major shake up in the contractors involved in both of the new AP1000 nuclear power plant projects under construction in the U.S. Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC,…

Kemper IGCC Celebrates Key Milestone, Suffers New Cost Increases

Mississippi Power has revealed a new cost increase of $110 million for its Kemper County integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) facility. But, the company said that it has tested one…

Coal-Fired Sunbury Power Plant Gives Way to Gas

The 400-MW coal-fired Sunbury Power Plant in Snyder County, Penn., retired in 2014, will be replaced with a three-unit, 1.1-GW combined cycle plant, private equity firm Panda Power Funds announced…

Information-Sharing Cybersecurity Bill Clears Senate, On Track to Be Enacted

The U.S. Senate has approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), controversial legislation intended to block the deluge of cyberattacks by opening up communication channels between the private sector and…

Swiss Company Aims to Build Commercial Scale Direct Air Carbon Capture Plant

The ETH spin-off company Climeworks AG has announced plans to construct and operate an industrial scale CO2 capture plant to be operational by mid-2016. The Oct. 21 announcement said the…

NRC Issues Watts Bar 2 Nuclear Power Plant Operating License

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued an operating license for a new nuclear power plant. The 40-year license was issued to…

Seminole G&T Challenges Clean Power Plan in Federal Court

It took only minutes for opponents to the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants to head for the courts. The Environmental Protection…

Clean Power Plan in Federal Register Oct. 23, Clock Starts Ticking

In a media briefing this morning on the Clean Power Plan, Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Air and Radiation made no announcement…