The POWER Interview: ‘Dispatchable Power Through Commercial Fusion’

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 17:46:05 +0000

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The goal of economic power generation from fusion has been elusive, but that hasn’t deterred researchers from exploring ways to develop the technology in a way that would support commercial electricity production. POWER magazine has covered the evolution of fusion research and development for many years, and nuclear experts now think we could be just […]

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NuScale SMR Chosen for UK Wind-Nuclear Hybrid

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:24:17 +0000

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A British company announced it is joining with U.S.-based NuScale Power to develop a hybrid project using wind energy and small modular reactor (SMR) technology to produce power and green hydrogen. Shearwater Energy, a global energy services company, on Jan. 15 said it and NuScale have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on […]

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GE Suing Siemens, Alleging ‘Stolen Trade Secrets’

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 21:10:39 +0000

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General Electric (GE) has filed a lawsuit accusing “willful and malicious misappropriation of GE’s trade secrets” by Siemens Energy, charging that a current Siemens employee “knowingly and surreptitiously” received GE intellectual property, which led to Siemens using the information to improve its own bids for lucrative contracts supplying gas turbines to utilities. GE in the […]

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GE Suing Siemens, Alleging ‘Stolen Trade Secrets’

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 21:10:39 +0000

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General Electric (GE) has filed a lawsuit accusing “willful and malicious misappropriation of GE’s trade secrets” by Siemens Energy, charging that a current Siemens employee “knowingly and surreptitiously” received GE intellectual property, which led to Siemens using the information to improve its own bids for lucrative contracts supplying gas turbines to utilities. GE in the […]

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Ethane-Fueled Plant Planned for North Dakota

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 18:11:36 +0000

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A natural gas exploration company working in the Bakken Shale has announced plans to build a $400 million power plant in North Dakota that would run on ethane. Bakken Midstream Natural Gas (BMNG) on Jan. 12 said it hopes to begin construction of the Williston Basin Energy Center in 2022. The company in a news […]

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Total Grabs U.S. Solar and Storage, Joins Bid for Offshore Wind

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:21:32 +0000

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French energy major Total has signed an agreement to develop 12 utility-scale solar and energy storage projects in the U.S., announcing the deal Jan. 14, the same day the company said it has joined with Spain’s Iberdrola in a bid for one of the world’s largest offshore wind projects. The moves continue Total’s diversification from […]

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Vistra Energizes Massive 1.2-GWh Battery System at California Gas Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:04:56 +0000

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Vistra Energy, the nation’s largest competitive generator, has begun operating a 300-MW/1,200-MWh lithium-ion battery storage system on its 1,020-MW combined cycle gas turbine Moss Landing power plant site in Monterey County, California. The battery storage system is the largest of its type in the world in terms of size and scale, and it towers over […]

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Vistra Energizes Massive 1.2-GWh Battery System at California Gas Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:04:56 +0000

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Vistra Energy, the nation’s largest competitive generator, has begun operating a 300-MW/1,200-MWh lithium-ion battery storage system on its 1,020-MW combined cycle gas turbine Moss Landing power plant site in Monterey County, California. The battery storage system is the largest of its type in the world in terms of size and scale, and it towers over […]

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Big New Gas-Fired Plant Enters Commercial Operation in Texas

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:21:06 +0000

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The Montgomery County Power Station, a two-unit 993-MW natural gas-fired combined cycle plant, achieved commercial operation on Jan. 1, Entergy Texas Inc. and McDermott International Ltd. reported on Jan. 13. The plant—located at Entergy’s existing Lewis Creek site near Willis, Texas, about 50 miles north of Houston—was reportedly brought online “well ahead of schedule,” according […]

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Increase in COVID Cases Brings More Vogtle Delays

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 15:50:47 +0000

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Georgia Power is adjusting the work schedule for the expansion of the Vogtle nuclear plant, with the company saying hot functional testing and fuel loading of the new Unit 3 will be delayed due to “a significant increase in COVID-19 cases” at the worksite near Waynesboro, Georgia. The utility, part of Southern Company, on Jan. […]

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