POWERnews [Nov. 2, 2017]

Death Toll at 29 After Explosion at India Thermal Plant

An explosion at a coal-fired power plant in India has killed as many as 29 people and injured more than 100, according to officials in Lucknow, India. The blast, which…

Death Toll at 29 After Explosion at India Thermal Plant

An explosion at a coal-fired power plant in India has killed as many as 29 people and injured more than 100, according to officials in Lucknow, India. The blast, which…

Connecticut, Ohio, Pennsylvania Make Substantive Gains for State Nuclear Subsidies

A bitter dispute concerning subsidies for nuclear generation that has divided the power sector grew more intense over the past week as Connecticut, Ohio, and Pennsylvania advanced efforts to keep…

How Eight Major Power Companies Are Dealing with Market Turmoil

Dynegy Inc.’s pending merger with Vistra Energy will create a company of a significant diversification and scale designed to weather volatile markets. Over the past year, at least eight other major…

Missouri Utility Closing Coal Plant, Adding Wind Generation

A Missouri utility has filed an application with the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) to build a $1.5 billion wind power project and accelerate the closure of a coal-fired power…

Dynegy Will Merge with Vistra Energy to Beat Market Volatility

To strengthen balance sheets and thwart market woes afflicting generators in competitive markets, Dynegy Inc. and Vistra Energy will merge, creating a company that is projected to have a value…

Wind Industry Shows Significant Growth, AWEA Market Report Says

The U.S. wind industry reported 29,634 MW of generation capacity was under construction or in advanced development at the end of the third quarter of 2017, according to the American…

IEA Says Southeast Asia Will Keep Coal Demand High

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says the need for cheap electricity in Southeast Asia will drive global demand for coal for power generation through 2040, even as many countries continue…

Michigan Backs Gas Plants for Upper Peninsula

Michigan regulators on October 25 gave their support to Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp.’s (UMERC) plan for two new natural gas-fired plants in the state’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.). The plants…