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Yangjiang Nuclear Power Plant in China’s Guangdong province  has six units. Courtesy: CGN

First ACPR-1000 Nuclear Unit Begins Commercial Operation in China

China’s first reactor adopting its domestically developed evolutionary third-generation ACPR-1000 design has wrapped up trial operation and begun commercial operation. CGN Power, a subsidiary of China General Nuclear Power Corp., announced that the 1000-MW Unit 5 of the Yangjiang Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong province completed a 168-hour period of trial operation on July 12. […]

AFC's fuel cells convert hydrogen and oxygen directly into electricity, water and heat Courtesy: AFC Energy.

Refinery Hydrogen Power Pilot Takes Shape in Australia

An industrial-scale pilot plant that will use surplus hydrogen from refinery operations to produce power is taking shape in Australia. Industrial alkaline fuel cell power company AFC Energy on July 12 said it received its first commercial order for a hydrogen power generation unit in Australia from Southern Oil Refining, a subsidiary of Northern Oil. […]

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NRG Ends Effort to Repower Dunkirk Plant

NRG Energy will not restart its Dunkirk power plant in western New York, with the company on July 11 saying the cost to reconnect the facility to the state’s electric grid prohibits reopening the retired coal-fired plant as a natural gas-fueled facility. David Gaier, an NRG spokesman, told POWER the project’s increased costs, along with needed […]

The Navajo Generating Station, near Page, Arizona, is owned by SRP and serves electric customers in Arizona, Nevada, and California. The station also supplies energy to pump water through the Central Arizona Project.
More info: http://www.srpnet.com/about/stations/navajo.aspx

Navajo Nation Negotiating Sale of West’s Largest Coal Plant

The Navajo Nation on July 12 said it has identified a potential buyer for the 2,250-MW Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in Arizona, the largest coal-fired power plant in the western U.S. The Navajo Nation Council, in a joint news release with the Navajo Nation’s Office of the President and Vice President, said the Hopi Tribe […]

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GE Part of $5.8 Billion Investment in Bangladesh

GE Power and the government of Bangladesh on July 11 announced two major power generation deals, with GE part of joint ventures involving power plants along with oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. Bangladesh is investing in energy infrastructure to reduce its reliance on imported LNG for energy production. About 30% of the country’s […]

Laramie River Station coal power plant Source: LMB Photography

EPA Sends Replacement for Clean Power Plan to Trump

The Trump administration is moving forward with its effort to replace the Clean Power Plan, with the president set to review a document sent to the White House on July 9. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 10 said a new rule, which insiders said would be more favorable to the coal industry, was […]

Point Lepreau Nuclear Station, New Brunswick, Canada Courtesy: NB Power

Small Modular Reactor Project Advances in Canada

A Maryland-based company and its Canadian subsidiary have joined with a Canada utility in a project to develop, license, and build an advanced small modular reactor (SMR). Advanced Reactor Concepts of Chevy Chase, Maryland, along with ARC Nuclear Canada—operating collectively as ARC Nuclear (ARC)—and New Brunswick Power (NB Power) on July 9 said their SMR […]

Die kompakte SGT-A45 TR-Gasturbine ausgestattet mit aeroderivativer Gasturbinentechnologie zeichnet sich durch hervorragende Leistungsmerkmale bei hoher Wirtschaftlichkeit und flexiblen Einsatzmöglichkeiten aus. Siemens hat die mobile Kraftwerkslösung mit einer außergewöhnlichen Leistungsdichte entwickelt, um den wachsenden Markt für schnelle Lösungen zur Stromerzeugung zu adressieren. 

The compact SGT-A45 TR gas turbine utilizes proven aeroderivative technology to deliver excellent performance, high efficiency and operational flexibility. 
Based on this core engine, Siemens has developed a mobile power solution with outstanding power density to address the growing market for fast power.

China Tabs Siemens as Partner on Gas Turbines

Siemens on July 9 said it has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work with China’s State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) on heavy-duty gas turbines. Siemens said it will support SPIC’s research and development of the turbines and provide training and technical consultation. “The signing today will expedite finalization of a technology cooperation agreement in […]

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

EPA Chief Pruitt Resigns; Former Coal Lobbyist Takes Helm

Scott Pruitt, chosen by President Donald Trump to lead the Environmental Protection Agency despite repeated lawsuits against the agency when he served as Oklahoma’s attorney general, resigned as EPA director July 5. Pruitt had been under scrutiny throughout his EPA tenure for questionable ethical decisions involving his office. Pruitt, who repeatedly said he had done […]

The Fuqing nuclear station in the Fujian Province of China will have six reactors when complete. The first four units are CPR-1000s, while Units 5 and 6 are HPR1000s. This image shows the first concrete being poured for Unit 6’s conventional island on August 24, 2016. Courtesy: CNNC

First Commercial AP1000, EPR Reactors Connected to Grid

Two nuclear energy milestones were reached in the past week, as the world’s first commercial AP1000 and EPR reactors were connected to China’s power grid. Westinghouse announced Sanmen 1, the first AP1000 unit, was connected to the grid June 30, one day after Électricité de France (EDF) connected the first EPR reactor—Taishan 1—to the system. […]