POWERnews [Nov. 17, 2016]

Regulators’ Meeting Opens with Focus on Infrastructure Conundrum

“We’re at a very challenging time,” said former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Commissioner Tony Clark at the annual meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) on…

Bellefonte Nuclear Plant Sold for $111 Million; Buyer Wants to Finish It

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) said on November 14 that it has sold the unfinished Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant at auction to a private holding company for $111 million. The two-unit Bellefonte…

State-Level Nuclear Policy Elicits Strong Opinions at Regulators’ Meeting

RESOLVED: Retaining nuclear capacity is necessary to secure a reliable, cost-effective, low-emissions supply of electric power in the United States. That was the proposition for a debate between two high-profile opponents…

COP22: Countries Challenge the World to Advance Clean Energy

Meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, during the most recent United Nations climate change conference (COP22), Mission Innovation countries—a group of nations whose stated mission is to accelerate the pace of clean…

Vietnam Kills Nuclear Power Project Due to High Costs

The Vietnamese government has canceled the Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Plant project, after cost estimates for the plant nearly doubled, according to the Hanoi-based news agency dtinews. Le Hong Tinh,…

Paducah Laser Nuclear Enrichment Facility Gets Fuel but Not Formal Construction Decision

While GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) confirmed it hasn't made a formal decision to proceed with licensing or construction of a laser enrichment facility at Paducah, Ky., the Department of…

Utility Regulators Take EVs for a Spin

A new feature at the annual meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) this year is an opportunity to test drive a variety of electric vehicles (EVs).…