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POWERnews—Dec. 1, 2022

POWER Magazine   Jobs   White Papers  Webinars   Events   Store   December 1, 2022 Transformer Failures Disrupted Water Supplies in Houston For Nearly Two Days A nearly two-day-long boil water order that shuttered schools and businesses and affected as many as 2.2 ...


Three Nuclear Giants Will Vie for Czech Republic’s Dukovany Expansion

Competition for a new unit of up to 1.2 GW at the Czech Republic’s Dukovany nuclear power plant site has stepped up, with France’s EDF, South Korea’s Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), and a Westinghouse-Bechtel team submitting initial bids, Czech utility ČEZ, said on Nov. ...


THE BIG PICTURE: Global Coal-to-Gas Switching

The Global Energy Monitor (GEM), an organization dedicated to enhancing understanding of climate change data, in a recent report, estimated that about 89.6 GW (or 13%) of the 692 GW of global gas-fired capacity in development are coal-to-gas conversions or replacements. East Asia has the most ...


Transformer Failures Disrupted Water Supplies in Houston For Nearly Two Days

A nearly two-day-long boil water order that shuttered schools and businesses and affected as many as 2.2 million customers in Houston—the nation’s fourth-largest city—was caused by a power outage stemming from the failure of two city-owned transformers. The incident began on Nov. 27 at 10: ...


UK Government Steps Up as 50% Owner of 3.2-GW Sizewell C EPR Nuclear Project

The UK government will bolster a proposal to build Sizewell C with a £679 million ($815 million) investment, giving the twin EPR nuclear power plant project—a combined 3.2 GW—new flexibility to proceed. The UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on Nov. 29 said that ...


POWERnews—Nov. 23, 2022

POWER Magazine   Jobs   White Papers  Webinars   Events   Store   November 23, 2022 DOE Grants First-Round Civil Nuclear Credit Award—$1.1B—to Diablo Canyon  The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) first round of funding from its $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit ...