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History of Power: The Evolution of the Electric Generation Industry

POWER magazine was launched in 1882, just as the world was beginning to grasp the implications of a new, versatile form of energy: electricity. During its 138-year history, the magazine’s…



How Biden’s Presidency Could (Further) Transform the Power Sector

Joe Biden on Nov. 7 clinched the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, barring Donald Trump’s prospects for a second-term. Almost immediately, reactions from various parts of the…


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…