GE, Siemens Separately Announce Developments for Mammoth Offshore Wind Turbines

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:23:52 +0000

GE on Jan. 16 announced testing details of its giant 12-MW Haliade-X offshore wind turbine prototype. On the same day, Siemens Gamesa launched its first 10-MW offshore wind turbine model. The developments point to intensifying competition within the surging offshore wind turbine market.  GE’s 12-MW Offshore Wind Turbine Blusters Toward Commercialization GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 […]

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GE’s Mammoth 12-MW Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype Blusters Toward Commercialization

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:23:52 +0000

A 12-MW prototype of an offshore wind turbine—one of the largest in the world—is slated to be installed and tested in the Netherlands this summer. The project could help commercialize the wind turbine model by 2021.   GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X offshore wind prototype will be installed onshore at the Port of Rotterdam in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam […]

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Diokno: PH economy grew likely at at 6.5% in 2018

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:45:57 +0000

THE Philippine economy likely grew by 6.5 percent in 2018, hitting the lower end of the government’s official target range, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said on Wednesday. “The country’s growth…READ

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‘Technically Sophisticated’ Combined Cycle Plant Comes Online

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:59:35 +0000

The Lackawanna Energy Center in Pennsylvania entered commercial operation Jan. 15, with the $1.5 billion project heralded by its developer, Invenergy, as among the most “technically sophisticated” combined cycle natural gas-fired plants in operation. The 1,485-MW facility, in the borough of Jessup in Lackawanna County, was completed ahead of schedule and features three General Electric […]

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Hitachi May Scuttle UK Nuclear Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:53:01 +0000

Hitachi may cancel its plans for a $20.5 billion nuclear power project in Wales, according to several media reports from the UK and Japan. The Japanese company is expected to determine the fate of the project at a board meeting this week. The Guardian newspaper was among those that in recent days reported an impasse in […]

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Colorado Co-op Amps Up Solar Generation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2019 18:35:08 +0000

Colorado-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a group cited by analysts for its high wholesale power costs and its reliance on coal-fired units, on Jan. 11 announced a 100-MW project that will more than double its solar power portfolio. Tri-State in a news release said the Spanish Peaks Solar Project near Trinidad, Colo., will be […]

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Large Solar Projects Come Online in Hawaii, Florida

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:55:58 +0000

Two large solar power projects—located more than 4,600 miles apart—recently came online in the U.S., providing service in Florida and Hawaii. Duke Energy on Jan. 8 announced its 74.9-MW Hamilton Solar Power Plant was online. The installation in Jasper, Fla., is part of the company’s plan to build or acquire at least 700 MW of […]

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Fate of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Site In Play

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:37:38 +0000

The Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel (DCDEP) on Jan. 8 released its recommendations for the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant and surrounding lands after the plant ceases operations in 2025. The panel—created to foster open and transparent dialogue between members of the local community and the plant’s owner Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E)—suggested a […]

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Facing Urgency, DOE Moves to Demonstrate HALEU Fuel Production Capability for Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:30:33 +0000

To propel interest and bolster development of advanced nuclear reactor designs, the Department of Energy (DOE) will demonstrate—by October 2020—the production of high assay low enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel in a first-of-its-kind $115 million project at the agency’s uranium enrichment facility in Piketon, Ohio.  HALEU is nuclear fuel that is enriched to a higher degree […]

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Columbia Nuclear Plant Sets Another Generation Record, Credits Good Performance

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:17:59 +0000

Operators of the Columbia Generating Station have set a new generation record at the nuclear plant 12 miles north of Richland, Wash., sending more than 9.7 million MWh to the Pacific Northwest power grid during 2018.  The single 1,207-MW single GE-built Mark-2 boiling water reactor that is owned and operated by Energy Northwest—which comprises 26 […]

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