POWERnews February 20, 2020
Exclusive: Why Oklo’s Demonstration of HALEU Could Be Groundbreaking for New Nuclear
In an exclusive interview, executives from Silicon Valley–based Oklo, a company Idaho National Laboratory (INL) chose this week to demonstrate the first-of-its-kind use of recycled high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel…
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UAE’s First Reactor Gets Go-Ahead
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to begin commercial operation of the Middle East’s first nuclear power plant, after the country’s regulatory agency on Feb. 17 gave its approval…
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Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, GE Top Wind Turbine Growth
An energy and finance research group on Feb. 18 said Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s (SGRE’s) offshore wind installations make it far and away the market leader in that category, while…
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In Case You Missed It

Engineering Group: American Gas Turbines Will Remain Relevant But Need Advancement

Given current trends, the U.S. gas turbine industry is set to play a critically important role in power generation, aircraft propulsion, and the oil and gas industry “for decades to…

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France Announces Fessenheim Nuclear Power Plant Closure
France, which has long relied on reactors to supply the bulk of the country’s electricity, on Feb. 19 announced the imminent closure of the Fessenheim nuclear plant, located on the…
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ITC Probing Economic Impact of Renewable Goals, Imports to New England
Responding to a request from a Democrat-led U.S. House committee, the federal International Trade Commission (ITC) is investigating how New England’s increasing renewable targets are economically affecting the region, and…
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Oklo Microreactor Is INL’s Pick for First-of-a Kind HALEU-Fueled Nuclear Demonstration     
Oklo, developer of a 1.5-MW passive compact fast reactor, will be the first to receive high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) nuclear fuel from Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to aid a first-of-its-kind…
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Researchers Make Progress on Several Power Projects
Researchers at a few prominent universities have published findings on recent power-related projects. At Cranfield University in the UK, hydrogen production technology is advancing with an eye on cost and…
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Policy Support for Carbon Capture Critical to Clean Energy Future

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Industry Press Releases
GE Research Leverages DOE’s Summit Supercomputer to Boost Jet Engine and Power Generation Equipment Efficiency

Framatome signs service contracts with Finnish utility TVO to support long-term operation of Olkiluoto 3 EPR

Minesto signs PPA with electric utility SEV for utility-scale tidal energy installations

CORMETECH Announces the Success of Its Breakthrough DustBuster™ Coal SCR Catalyst

Geronimo Energy and Basin Electric Power Cooperative Announce Power Purchase Agreement for 128 MW South Dakota Solar Project

Signal Energy Australia to Provide Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Services for the 706-Acre, 149 MW(P) Glenrowan West Solar Farm

Siemens Will Supply More Gas Turbines to Belarus
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