PSEG to Return to Regulation, Will Divest 6.7-GW Fossil, Solar Fleet

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:03:44 +0000

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Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), New Jersey’s giant utility, has become the latest major U.S. power company to seek an exit from the competitive generation business.  In a statement attached to the company’s second-quarter 2020 earnings results released on July 31, Ralph Izzo, PSEG chairman, president, and CEO, said the company is “exploring strategic alternatives” […]

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How to Find the Lowest-Cost Option for Electricity in Competitive Markets [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:03:14 +0000

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How electricity is delivered to customers in the U.S. is complicated. Consumers in some states have no choice who supplies their power; state commissions regulate utilities as vertically integrated electricity providers. Other states utilize a competitive model in which power producers can openly access transmission infrastructure and participate in wholesale electricity markets. Yet, there isn’t […]

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First Criticality for First Chinese ACPR-1000 Nuclear Reactor at Tianwan

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:56:23 +0000

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Unit 5 at the Tianwan nuclear power plant, an ACPR-1000 under construction in China’s Jiangsu province, achieved first criticality on July 27, said Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corp., the plant’s owner and operator. According to China National Nuclear Power Corporation (CNNC), China’s giant state-owned nuclear generator and fuel manufacturer which is building the reactor, first fuel […]

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EIA Details Impact of Coal-to-Gas Switching

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 19:22:44 +0000

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U.S. utilities have made a significant move away from coal-fired power generation in the past decade, evidenced by a continuing stream of announced coal plant retirements. That transition has been partly driven by new generation from renewable resources, such as wind and solar power. New data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released August 5, […]

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Group to Cities: Get Out of Nuclear Project While You Can

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:20:06 +0000

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The Utah Taxpayers Association has urged cities and towns that have subscribed to the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) small modular reactor (SMR) project to withdraw from the venture before a Sept. 14 deadline that would lock them into a share of billions of dollars in costs associated with the undertaking. Rusty Cannon, vice […]

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4 Ways Southeast Power’s Fleet Team Has Leveled-Up Since COVID-19

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 19:52:00 +0000

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“Things keep going,” Brent Tomamichel, fleet manager of Southeast Power (Figure 1), said when asked to describe the current state of the power industry. “Our industry is unique in that way; no matter what is happening in the world, everyone needs and wants their power on.”  If you’re one of the more than 1.9 million people […]

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Mobile Devices to Support the Utility Industry

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 18:38:57 +0000

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Field service workers often log long hours at remote job sites where no two days are the same. To support daily tasks, whether they be at a power plant, oil rig, or other hard to access environments, advanced technologies have become more commonplace to get the job done. With the rapidly evolving nature of technology […]

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Xuzhou 3 Shows the Future of Subcritical Coal Power Is Sublime

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:10:00 +0000

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A remarkable retrofit at Xuzhou Unit 3 boosted the 320-MW subcritical coal unit’s efficiency to beyond 43.56%—higher than all existing Chinese supercritical units, and even many ultrasupercritical units

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Efficiency a Priority at Caofeidian Coal Power Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:09:00 +0000

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Coal power may be struggling in some parts of the world, but it’s doing just fine in China. New plants are coming online featuring state-of-the-art technology. Two ultrasupercritical units added at the

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Digitization Drives Efficiency at Turkish Coal Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:08:00 +0000

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The CENAL TES, or Karabiga, power plant in Turkey is a model for the use of high-performance technology and digital software to power an ultrasupercritical coal-fired facility. Coal continues to be the primary

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