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POWER Notebook: Duke Energy Sells Renewable Assets in $1.25 Billion Deal

Duke Energy this week said it has a definitive agreement to sell a minority interest…

Rocky Mountain Power Considers Early Closure of Coal Units

Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) on April 24 said an updated analysis of its operations suggests…

GE Power Engineer Implicated in Turbine Technology Theft for China’s Benefit   

A former GE Power engineer and a Chinese businessman conspired to steal General Electric (GE)…

Sempra Energy Exits U.S. Renewables Sector

Sempra Energy on April 22 marked its complete exit from the U.S. renewables business as…

Indiana Regulators Reject Vectren Plan for Gas Plant

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) on April 24 rejected Vectren's proposal to build an 850-MW…

Inside NET Power: Gas Power Goes Supercritical 

A project to demonstrate a novel power cycle that promises to produce low-cost, reliable, and…

Off-Grid Microgrid: Solar + Batteries + Thermal Generation

Today’s microgrid installations showcase a variety of configurations and control systems. Commercial and industrial sites are finding innovative ways to power their operations, particularly those in remote

Controlling Boiler Level When Operating Conditions Change

The right level instrumentation is key to keeping boilers on an even keel. Guided-wave radar offers a critical combination of capabilities. If asked to make a short list of factors able to improve heat rate

Flexible Operation of Nuclear Power Plants Ramps Up

A widespread misconception persists that nuclear plants can only function as inflexible baseload sources of power—and it’s hurting prospects for the nuclear sector’s role in the world’s future power

GE Marks ‘Ultra Low’ NOx Gas Turbine Technology Triumph

In a significant technical triumph, GE has completed first installation of a new gas-fired power…

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First Gas Turbine Upgrade Blending GE and Alstom Technology Unveiled

GE introduced its GT26 HE (high efficiency) gas turbine upgrade on March 25 by announcing…

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The Line Blurs Between Small Cogen Plants and Large Combined Cycles

When U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed into law the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of…

Key Power Industry Conferences and Trade Shows to Think About in 2019

Conferences and exhibitions are a valuable way for power professionals to share ideas and network,…

GE Gas Turbine Blade Issue Concerns Analyst

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

Navajo Nation Ends Bid to Acquire 2.3-GW Coal Plant

After a Navajo tribal council on March 21 voted 11–9 to block acquisition of the…

What Is Coal’s Future? [PODCAST]

The Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs—a bipartisan think tank—will host the “Jackson Hole Global…

Coal Silo Failures Reveal the Need for NDE Inspection

In July 2016, a coal silo collapsed at an Indiana power plant. The root cause…

AEP Will Close Ohio Coal Plant Early

American Electric Power (AEP) this week confirmed it will close its coal-fired Conesville Power Plant…

Nation’s Oldest Independent Coal Producer Files Bankruptcy

Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. on October 9 said it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy,…


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