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Permitting Issue Delays $1 Billion Nevada Solar Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:40:55 +0000

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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said it continues to work on issuing a permit for a $1 billion solar power project in Nevada, after already missing two deadlines to move the project forward. The proposed 690-MW Gemini solar farm in Nevada is one of the country’s largest proposed solar projects. It would be operated […]

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MHPS Grid-Connects T-Point 2 Advanced Gas Turbine Validation Facility

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:50:57 +0000

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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has begun commissioning T-Point 2, its newest combined cycle power plant validation facility that will eventually host the company’s much-watched autonomous combined cycle power project. The 566-MW facility at Takasago Works in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, will replace the iconic  T-Point facility, which MHPS’s parent company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) completed […]

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Nuclear Agency Provides Equipment to Detect, Battle Virus

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 22:10:10 +0000

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on April 2 said it is dispatching a first batch of equipment to more than 40 countries, designed to enable a nuclear-derived technique to rapidly detect the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The program is part of IAEA’s response to requests for support from its members. “IAEA staff are working […]

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Energy Groups Supply Gear, Donate Millions to Fight COVID-19

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 19:16:42 +0000

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Energy companies and equipment suppliers to the power generation industry have been at the forefront of efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilities have suspended shutoffs of services to customers impacted by the economic crisis, and have instituted protocols to maintain proper staffing levels to ensure the reliable delivery of electricity during a time when […]

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France Moves to Support Renewables During Pandemic

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 18:59:57 +0000

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U.S. renewable energy advocates have warned of industry slowdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, and decried the lack of support for solar, wind, and other technologies in the recent aid package passed by Congress. It’s a different story in some foreign countries where the federal government has thrown its support behind renewable energy. France’s ecology […]

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Project to Outfit Natural Gas Power Plant with Carbon Capture Gets Investor Boost

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:02:08 +0000

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A project to outfit an existing natural gas power plant with a “large-scale” carbon capture facility got its legs on April 2 with the finalization of key investment agreements. Private equity investment firm Starwood Energy Group Global and global investment fund OGCI Climate Investments announced Thursday they had finalized agreements to co-invest in the initial […]

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NERC: Power Industry ‘Well-Prepared’ for COVID-19, Aggressively Confronting Pandemic Threats

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 14:22:57 +0000

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Industry responses to a Level 2 alert on contingency planning issued by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) early last month suggest the “vast majority” of registered participants in the North American bulk power system are well prepared for the COVID-19 crisis.  NERC, the interconnected bulk power system’s Electric Reliability Organization (ERO), has underscored […]

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EPA Under Fire for COVID-19 Temporary Enforcement Directive

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:47:29 +0000

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) unprecedented temporary policy to relax enforcement of noncompliance with certain environmental rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has provoked an impassioned response from industry experts, environmental groups, and from the agency itself. As POWER reported, the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) on March 26 adopted a […]

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COVID-19 May Delay Vogtle Nuclear Expansion

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 18:32:10 +0000

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Southern Co. in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 1 said the COVID-19 pandemic “could disrupt or delay construction, testing, supervisory and support activities” at the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project in Georgia. The company in the filing said, “It is too early to determine what impact, if any, the […]

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