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Final assembly of the Siemens gas turbine SGT6-8000H in the Berlin manufacturing plant. Courtesy: Siemens

Siemens Cutting 2,900 Jobs, Vying with GE for $15B Iraqi Contract

Siemens on September 24 said it would cut about 2,900 jobs, mostly from its Power…


[VIDEO] Vogtle’s Soaring Costs 

The project to expand the two-unit Plant Vogtle in Georgia with two new AP1000 reactors…

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BREAKING: Owners Vote to Continue Vogtle Nuclear Project

Owners of the beleaguered Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project have voted—at least for now—to continue…


How the Vogtle Nuclear Expansion’s Costs Escalated

The project to expand the two-unit Plant Vogtle nuclear power station in Georgia with two new…


[UPDATED] Breached Duke Energy Cooling Lake Floods Plant, Enters Cape Fear River

Hurricane Florence floodwaters have breached a cooling lake dam at Duke Energy’s Sutton Plant in…


THE BIG PICTURE: Trump’s Regulatory Targets

President Trump campaigned on a promise to reduce regulation and control regulatory costs. One of…

The EPC contractors should design the plant that best fits the users’ selected chemistry program. Courtesy: Colleen Scholl, HDR Inc.

Select Boiler Chemistry in the Design Phase of Project Life

On many combined cycle projects, the major decisions about boiler chemistry are left until after…

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Let the Sun Shine In: Where Is Solar Power Headed?

The Solar Energy Industries Association, the national trade association for the U.S. solar industry, reports that solar power has grown in the U.S. at a compounded annual rate of 59% since the solar investment

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POWER Digest [September 2018]

Israel Embarks on a Major Electricity Reform. Under a law passed on July 19, Israel will break up a monopoly held by state-owned Israel Electric Corp. (IEC) and open the country’s electricity sector to new

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Australia Braces for Power System Transformation, Disruptions

The inaugural integrated system plan (ISP) released by Australia’s Energy Market Operator (AEMO) in mid-July warns that the country is in the midst of a “transformative and unprecedented” rate of change

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GE Gas Turbine Blade Issue Concerns Analyst

Lead analyst Stephen Tusa lowered J.P. Morgan’s rating on GE stock after “checks on two…


Storage Bringing Change to Energy Markets

Energy industry experts speaking at the MEGA Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 21 agreed…


Trump Emissions Plan Aims to Boost Coal-Fired Power

The Trump administration has proposed an overhaul of U.S. power plant emissions rules, unveiling a…

Test Your Knowledge

Test Your Knowledge: Scaffold Safety

It is safe to say that every power plant in the world uses scaffolding in…

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New Damage Mechanism Identified in HRSG T-91

For a decade or more, heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) users have heard that Grade-91…

The Navajo Generating Station, near Page, Arizona, serves electric customers in Arizona, Nevada, and California. The station also supplies energy to pump water through the Central Arizona Project.
More info: http://www.srpnet.com/about/stations/navajo.aspx

Companies End Effort to Buy Navajo Generating Station

The companies negotiating to purchase the largest coal-fired power plant in the southwestern U.S. have…


EIA Report Says Coal Still King on State-by-State Basis

A report this week from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows coal-fired power was…

FirstEnergy Corp.’s Bruce Mansfield plant s a 2,490-MW coal-fired power plant located in Shippingport, Pennsylvania, along the Ohio River, approximately 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. The site covers 473 acres. Unit 1, online in 1976, generates 830 MW; Unit 2, online in 1977, generates 830 MW; and Unit 3, online in 1980, generates 830 MW. Courtesy: FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy Throws in the Towel on Coal Plants

FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (FES) notified PJM Interconnection, the regional transmission organization (RTO), of its plans…

AES Shady Point coal plant near Poteau, Oklahoma. Courtesy: AES Shady Point

Oklahoma Coal Plant Sets Closing Date After Losing PPA

An executive with the AES Shady Point coal-fired power plant in Oklahoma said the facility…


Coal’s ACE in the Hole? New Rule Still Faces Headwinds

The Trump administration has extended a potential lifeline to coal-fired power plants with its Affordable…


How to Implement a High Energy Piping (HEP) Program To Prevent Catastrophic Damages and Minimize Unplanned Outages

Register to attend this complimentary webinar on demand. High Energy Piping (HEP) system failures can potentially lead to serious consequences for fossil and combined cycle power plants. Is your plant…

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