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DOE Revives Consent-Based Siting Process for Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal

Potentially jumpstarting long-paralyzed efforts to address the federal management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Nov. 30 issued a request for information (RFI) that could determine where the agency will temporarily consolidate and store spent fuel from nuclear ...


California 3,200-MWh CAES Project Proposed for Grid Stability After Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Retires

Hydrostor, developer of a 400-MW, 8-hour long-duration advanced compressed air energy storage (A-CAES) facility, has filed an application for certification (AFC) with the California Energy Commission (CEC) for its first project in the state, envisioning its commercial operation as early as 2026. If ...


POWERnews—Nov. 18, 2021

POWER Magazine   Jobs   White Papers  Webinars   Events   Store   November 18, 2021 NERC Issues Grim Outlook for Bulk Power System Winter Reliability The North American Electric Corp. (NERC) is warning that the bulk of the central U.S.—a region that stretches ...


NERC Issues Grim Outlook for Bulk Power System Winter Reliability

The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) is warning that much of the central U.S.—a region that stretches from the Great Lakes into southern Texas—may face critical power deficiencies during extreme winter weather conditions over the next three months. Natural gas supply disruptions ...


Breakthrough: NET Power’s Allam Cycle Test Facility Delivers First Power to ERCOT Grid

NET Power, developer of the novel Allam-Fetvedt supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycle, says its 50-MWth test facility in La Porte, Texas, delivered power to the grid overnight on Nov. 16. The achievement marks a major milestone for the potentially revolutionary technology for which ...


Coal Plant Site Unveiled for 500-MW Natrium Advanced Nuclear Pilot

A site at PacifiCorp’s retiring 600-MW coal and gas–fired Naughton Power Plant in Kemmerer, Wyoming, will house the Natrium demonstration, a pioneering commercial-scale 500-MW project that will pair a 345-MW sodium-cooled fast reactor with a molten salt-based energy storage system. Project ...