POWERnews February 6, 2020
Cybersecurity Experts Warn of New ‘Hardened’ ICS-Specific Ransomware Variant
A primitive but unique ransomware variant that emerged in mid-December can forcibly stop a number of processes, including multiple items related to industrial control system (ICS) operations, industrial cybersecurity firm…
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After Long History, Paradise Coal Plant Ceases Operation
The generator breaker for Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) Paradise Unit 3 was opened on Feb. 1, removing the coal-fired power plant from service for the final time after 50 years…
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ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition | April 14-17, 2020

Attend the ONLY event serving the power generation industry that provides real-world, actionable content and case studies year-round in print, online, and in person. It will help you do your job better, safer, and more efficiently and help better prepare your facility, your infrastructure, and you for what lies ahead. The ELECTRIC POWER conference is the best place to meet, have enlightened peer-to-peer conversations, and gain knowledge & insights on the pressing issues affecting power generation while staying current on regulations, policies, safety and best practices in an ever-changing industry. Register with code PWR100 to save $100!

California Official: Solar's Future Bright, but Clouds Persist
The technology behind solar power is changing rapidly. Researchers at the University of California, Davis have said so-called "anti-solar" panels could even generate power at night. But even as solar…
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Cementing Coal Power Phaseout, Germany Sets Out to Shutter 40% of Current Generation Mix

Germany’s federal cabinet on Jan. 29 approved a nationwide phaseout of coal power generation by 2038, paving the way for the country, which has already initiated a nuclear phaseout, to…

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POWER Notebook: A Week of Trials and Triumphs for Nuclear
The past week saw interesting developments worldwide for nuclear new builds, small modular reactors (SMRs), and advanced nuclear fuel. Highlighted here: A third U.S. utility will use Framatome’s ATRIUM 11…
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Limited seats remain to the ONLY event covering digital transformation, specifically for the power and chemical process industries.

Hosted by POWER and Chemical Engineering, the 4th Annual Connected Plant Conference explores the fast-paced advances in automation, data analytics, computing networks, “smart” sensors, augmented reality, digitalization, IIoT, and other technologies that companies are using to improve processes and overall business in today’s competitive environment.

This event, taking place February 25-17 in Atlanta, GA, will assist in the development of your digital roadmap, benchmark where you are compared to the rest of the industry, and provide a better understanding of the technology available right now.

View full agenda here.

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Energy Northwest Study Makes a Case for SMRs in Future Power Mix
Deep decarbonization of the U.S. Northwest can be achieved at “manageable” costs by 2045, but only if utility agency Energy Northwest secures zero-emitting firm capacity, such as by relicensing Columbia…
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Commercialization Boost for Cobalt-Eliminating Battery Technologies Developed at ORNL
Energy Storage startup SPARKZ Inc. has exclusively licensed five technologies from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) designed to eliminate cobalt in lithium-ion batteries. The development…
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Raiders Will Roll With Renewables at New Vegas Stadium
The Raiders, a franchise that has called both Oakland and Los Angeles, California, home since the team began play in 1960, is moving to Las Vegas for the 2020 National…
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The POWER Interview: Benefits of a Smarter Grid
The smart grid is transforming the way utilities communicate with their customers. Smart grid technology, including control systems and automation that help new technologies work together, supports a power grid…
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Increasing Automation for Fossil Energy Plants

Data Is the New Power: Key Learnings from a Successful ERP Migration

Using Self-Service Analytics to Improve Power Plant Efficiency

A Closer Look at Coal Power Plant Impacts

Industry Press Releases
Access Intelligence Announces Artificial Intelligence Strategist Chris Benson Will Deliver the Keynote Presentation at Connected Plant Conference 2020

Hexagon and OSIsoft Collaborate on Enhancing Digital Twins for Industry with HxGN SDx® Connector

Yokogawa Opens Technology Collaboration Center to Support Disruptive Innovation in Process Automation

Curtiss-Wright Signs Exclusive Agreement with APS to Commercialize Equipment Anomaly Detection Technology

GE Digital Delivers Continuous Improvement and Centralized Data Visualization with New Proficy Operations Hub 1.5

Wärtsilä GEMS energy storage technology to enhance Wärtsilä engine plant and integrate renewables in Honduras

SNC-Lavalin awarded nuclear contract in Romania to assess Cernavoda Unit 1 for continued operation
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