POWER Notebook: Wind Project Will Use Oyster Creek Nuclear Site; Other Solar, Wind Farms Announced

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:08:44 +0000

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Ocean Wind Gets NJ BPU Backing for Oyster Creek Wind Project. Ocean Wind LLC this month received support from New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to develop a wind project with both offshore and onshore components, with a connection to the grid at the site of the former Oyster Creek nuclear station. Ocean Wind, […]

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The POWER Interview: Cryogenic Energy Storage Technology

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:42:40 +0000

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Highview Power recently unveiled its modular, giga-scale cryogenic energy storage technology, the CRYOBattery. The company has announced a partnership with Tenaska to help develop four giga-scale plants in the U.S., with the first expected in in Texas. The company also is working on a fifth project in the Midwest. The technology uses ambient air to […]

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Vistra Will Close Another Illinois Coal Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:06:08 +0000

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A Vistra Energy subsidiary on Sept. 16 said it will close the nearly 60-year-old E.D. Edwards coal-fired plant in Bartonville, Illinois, by year-end 2022 under a settlement between the company and environmental groups the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Respiratory Health Association. The groups made a joint announcement Monday of the […]

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Community Solar Benefits Cooperatives and Customers

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:24:02 +0000

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For some utilities, community solar is a way to offer consumers access to clean energy without requiring investment in rooftop solar. For others, it presents a means of strategically placing solar resources in the most beneficial locations. Meanwhile, many utilities view it as an opportunity to learn how best to integrate distributed energy resources (DERs). […]

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How to Avoid Common Genset Room Design Mistakes

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:51:54 +0000

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Reliable power is essential for all facilities, but it is even more critical for places like hospitals, data centers, and military bases. Therefore, many decision-makers are purchasing power generator sets (gensets) to supply their facilities during emergencies. It is crucial to consider where the genset will be positioned and how it will be operated. If […]

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IHS: Natural Gas Prices Will Fall Below $2/MMBtu in 2020

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:38:18 +0000

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Average natural gas prices at Henry Hub in 2020 could fall to below $2/MMBtu —a level “not seen in decades”—owing to a persistent oversupply, a new report from information and analytics firm IHS Markit suggests.  Prices could fall despite strong demand for natural gas, both domestically, including for power generation, as well as for exports. […]

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What Can You Do with a Superconductor? A Lot! [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:14:16 +0000

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What is a superconductor? One definition says, “a material that can conduct electricity or transport electrons from one atom to another with no resistance.” “At the base physics level, what a superconductor does is it moves a lot more power per unit volume or per unit weight, so you have a very high energy-dense material […]

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Exelon’s Byron 2 Completes First Insertion of Westinghouse Accident-Tolerant Fuel 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:55:30 +0000

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Exelon’s Byron Unit 2 nuclear power plant has completed installation of EnCore Fuel, Westinghouse Electric Co.’s accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) solution, marking the start of the first test of uranium silicide fuel pellets in a commercial nuclear reactor.  The installation, completed during the plant’s scheduled 18-day spring refueling outage this April, but publicly announced on Sept. […]

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Three More Nuclear Plant Owners Will Demonstrate Hydrogen Production

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:55:08 +0000

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FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), Xcel Energy, and Arizona Public Service (APS) will demonstrate hydrogen production at three nuclear plants they own starting in 2020 and 2021. The projects, selected as part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy’s Advanced Reactor Development Project funding pathway, aim to improve long-term competitiveness of the nuclear sector […]

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