Innovative Device Brings Fault-Testing to the Edge of the Grid, Improving Power System Reliability

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 15:04:24 +0000

S&C Electric Co., an employee-owned company with global headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, rolled out an innovative solution designed to mitigate nuisance outages for power customers located on the grid edge. The new VacuFuse II Self-Resetting Interrupter has the ability to test if a fault is temporary, and if so, it automatically restores power, eliminating the […]

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Oft-Delayed Vogtle Expansion on Track for 2022 Start

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 14:19:09 +0000

The two-unit expansion at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power facility in Georgia remains a work in progress, a project that still holds the promise of emissions-free electricity even as construction delays and cost overruns continue to spark debate about its future. Proponents, including Georgia regulators and nuclear energy advocates, remain optimistic about the amount of […]

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How Power Plants Can Reduce Asset Integrity Risks with Digital Technology

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 21:23:41 +0000

There are countless risks associated with power plant operations. For example, the risk of equipment failure is present in virtually every power plant system. In some cases, the risk is very low and could even be inconsequential. In others, it’s much higher and could be catastrophic, not only to plant operation, but also to the […]

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How Power Plants Can Reduce Risks with Digital Technology

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 21:23:41 +0000

There are countless risks associated with power plant operations. For example, the risk of equipment failure is present in virtually every power plant system. In some cases, the risk is very low and could even be inconsequential. In others, it’s much higher and could be catastrophic, not only to plant operation, but also to the […]

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Vistra Adding More Storage to Moss Landing, World’s Largest BESS

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 22:33:24 +0000

The Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility in California, already the largest utility-scale battery storage development in the world, is adding more capacity. Vistra, the Texas-based energy company that lists Luminant, TXU Energy, and Dynegy among its subsidiaries, on Jan. 24 said it would further expand Moss Landing, adding a new 350-MW/1,400-MWh battery energy storage system […]

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Nevada Regulators Approve Solar+Storage to Replace Coal-Fired Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 19:58:58 +0000

Nevada utility NV Energy has received approval from state regulators to purchase two solar-plus-storage projects that will replace power generation from the group’s coal-fired North Valmy Generating Station. The 522-MW North Valmy plant is scheduled for closure in 2025. NV Energy in June of last year filed its triennial integrated resource plan with the Public […]

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Why CFOs Must Demand Digital Transformation from Their Teams

Credit to Author: Shan Haq| Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 13:03:38 +0000

The last two years have had a profound effect on businesses in all industries, including power generation. Looking into the future, it’s evident that even more change is on the horizon. To accommodate these changes, one thing has become clear within the realm of finance: Digital transformation is no longer optional. Instead, it’s a necessary […]

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Pipeline Company Shifts Ultimatum in Vistra Natural Gas Supply Dispute

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 00:08:39 +0000

Energy Transfer, a major pipeline firm that threatened to terminate natural gas service to five Vistra Corp. gas-fired power plants in Texas next week as part of a $21.3 million penalty payment standoff, has relaxed its ultimatum, though the underlying dispute continues. In a letter filed with the Texas Railroad Commission late on Jan. 20, […]

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Iowa Utility Proposes $3.9 Billion Renewable Energy Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 22:38:06 +0000

A subsidiary of billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy has announced it plans to invest another $3.9 billion into renewable energy in Iowa, with a project that would add more than 2 GW of wind power to the state. Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy on Jan. 19 said the Wind PRIME project also includes solar power […]

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Vistra Claims ‘Extortion’ by Pipeline Company, Says Natural Gas Supply to Texas Power Plants Threatened

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:10:33 +0000

Two Vistra Corp. subsidiaries have alleged in a complaint filed with the Texas Railroad Commission that a major pipeline firm has threatened to terminate natural gas service to five Texas gas-fired power plants—a combined 2 GW—“at any time” after Jan. 23. If escalated, the issue could pose new hurdles for the state’s electricity security as […]

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