FirstEnergy Fires CEO as Nuclear Bailout Probe Continues

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 16:58:24 +0000

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FirstEnergy Corp. President and CEO Charles “Chuck” Jones was fired late Thursday after an internal review found Jones and two other company executives violated company policies in connection with an alleged bribery scheme. The case is connected to a legislative bailout of the state’s nuclear power plants that occurred in 2019. The law, known as […]

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Black & Veatch: No More Coal Construction

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 20:38:45 +0000

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Black & Veatch is ending the company’s participation in coal-based power market design and construction, saying it will allow the company to focus on clean energy technologies. The engineering and construction giant’s announcement Oct. 29 comes just more than a month after another major energy company, General Electric, said it would exit the new-build coal […]

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Black & Veatch: No More Coal Construction

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 20:38:45 +0000

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Black & Veatch is ending the company’s participation in coal-based power market design and construction, saying it will allow the company to focus on clean energy technologies. The engineering and construction giant’s announcement Oct. 29 comes just more than a month after another major energy company, General Electric, said it would exit the new-build coal […]

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Shakeup for 720-MW Nuclear SMR Project as More Cities Withdraw Participation

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:48:42 +0000

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At least eight cities have now dropped shares in the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP), a 720-MWe NuScale Power small modular reactor (SMR) project proposed by Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS). Despite the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oct.16–announced $1.4 billion, 10-year federal award to fund one-time costs for the first-of-a-kind project, four Utah cities […]

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Fusion Power May Be Closer Than You Think

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:14:03 +0000

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Fusion research and development have been ongoing for decades, and many people probably believe a fusion power system will remain out of reach for decades longer. But the truth is that more than 100 tokamaks have been constructed and the science behind fusion is well-understood. What has been elusive is generating net energy from a […]

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Fusion Power May Be Closer Than You Think

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:14:03 +0000

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SPARC-fusion-tokamak-2020

Fusion research and development have been ongoing for decades, and many people probably believe a fusion power system will remain out of reach for decades longer. But the truth is that more than 100 tokamaks have been constructed and the science behind fusion is well-understood. What has been elusive is generating net energy from a […]

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Vineyard Wind Secures Transmission Agreement With ISO-NE

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:14:38 +0000

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Vineyard Wind has announced a transmission agreement with ISO New England (ISO-NE) to deliver power to the system operator’s grid when the Vineyard Wind 1 project comes online. The 800-MW offshore wind farm, located about 15 miles off the cost of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, is expected to be the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm […]

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Vineyard Wind Secures Transmission Agreement With ISO-NE

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:14:38 +0000

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Vineyard Wind has announced a transmission agreement with ISO New England (ISO-NE) to deliver power to the system operator’s grid when the Vineyard Wind 1 project comes online. The 800-MW offshore wind farm, located about 15 miles off the cost of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, is expected to be the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm […]

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Japan’s Carbon-Neutrality Pledge a Fundamental Shift on Coal Power

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 11:56:33 +0000

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Japan, an island nation that is currently heavily reliant on coal and gas power, will be carbon neutral in 2040, the country’s newly appointed prime minister Yoshihide Suga pledged in an Oct. 26 speech.   The announcement by Suga in his first major policy speech to the national Diet was not unexpected for the nation […]

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Technology for Advanced Asset Inspections

Credit to Author: Markku Koivisto| Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 20:57:33 +0000

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Netze BW GmbH is the largest distribution system operator (DSO) in Baden-Württemberg, which is the third-largest state in Germany. Netze BW is responsible for high-, medium-, and low-voltage networks across the state. Its power lines stretch over 100,000 kilometers (more than 62,000 miles), and like all power utilities, it faces a constant challenge of monitoring, […]

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