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Three More Nuclear Plant Owners Will Demonstrate Hydrogen Production

FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), Xcel Energy, and Arizona Public Service (APS) will demonstrate hydrogen production at three nuclear plants they own starting in 2020 and 2021. The projects, selected as part…


Coal Unit CCUS Retrofits More Economic Than Many Alternatives, NETL Study Suggests
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Adding carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) to two Xcel coal units in Colorado that are slated to be retired by 2025 would push up the cost of power if…


Xcel’s Latest Plan: Carbon-Free by 2050
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Xcel Energy has announced its plan to move to 100% carbon-free power generation by 2050, with the utility also saying it will reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2030, from…


U.S. Biomass Power, Dampened by Market Forces, Fights to Stay Ablaze

Though experts say biomass should continue to play a key role in the U.S. renewable power portfolio for its baseload properties, contributions to forest management, and other reasons, a swathe…


In an Industry First, Xcel Energy Flies a Drone BVLOS

Xcel Energy on September 12 launched a drone to inspect electric power lines near Fort St. Vrain Generating Station in Platteville, Colorado—marking the first flight by a U.S. utility beyond visual…