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THE BIG PICTURE (Infographic): U.S. Nuclear Lifetimes

The U.S. has 96 licensed-to-operate nuclear power reactors and two reactors under construction. But the average age of the nation’s 96 licensed nuclear units is about 39 years old. That…


Hype and Hope: Artificial Intelligence’s Role in the Power Sector

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a term power professionals are seeing increasingly to describe sophisticated digital technologies. Could it be the breakthrough that is so highly hyped? There is no argument…


GEH Launches NRC Licensing Process for BWRX-300, an ESBWR-Derived SMR

Marking another major milestone for U.S.-based small modular reactor (SMR) development, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said it has formally begun the regulatory licensing process for its BWRX-300, a 300-MW…


Why the 2010s Were a Definitive Decade for Power

Every one of the 13 decades that POWER magazine has been in print has been definitive for electric generation technology, policy, and business in some significant way, but few have…


Is Small Beautiful? Maybe Not When It Comes to Wind Power

Wind power has become a major electric generating source in the U.S. and elsewhere, based on the reality that this renewable energy technology, beloved of the environmental community that has…


The POWER Interview: What Drove the Gas Turbine Technology Leap at GE Over the Past 70 Years

On July 29, 1949, at 2:15 p.m., General Electric’s (GE’s) first gas turbine at the Belle Isle Station in Oklahoma City began delivering power to Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.’s…