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PSEG to Return to Regulation, Will Divest 6.7-GW Fossil, Solar Fleet

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), New Jersey’s giant utility, has become the latest major U.S. power company to seek an exit from the competitive generation business.  In a statement attached…



How to Find the Lowest-Cost Option for Electricity in Competitive Markets [PODCAST]

How electricity is delivered to customers in the U.S. is complicated. Consumers in some states have no choice who supplies their power; state commissions regulate utilities as vertically integrated electricity…


Xuzhou 3 Shows the Future of Subcritical Coal Power Is Sublime

A remarkable retrofit at Xuzhou Unit 3 boosted the 320-MW subcritical coal unit’s efficiency to beyond 43.56%—higher than all existing Chinese supercritical units, and even many ultrasupercritical units. The groundbreaking…


Khargone: India’s High Efficiency Leap

Indian power giant NTPC commissioned the second unit of the vast 1,320-MW Khargone Super Thermal Power Project in Madhya Pradesh this March, completing its first ultrasupercritical power plant. The project’s…


How to Build an On-Time, On-Budget Nuclear Power Plant

Building a new nuclear power plant is challenging. Nuclear construction projects always seem to be behind schedule and over budget. Even in the late 1960s and early 1970s—arguably nuclear power’s…


The Growing Strain of Power Sector Supply Chain Disruptions

Power sector supply chains, hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, are feeling the double whammy of uncertainty posed by a broad U.S. executive order. As was clear at the Federal…