SwRI to Design Flameless, Low-Emission Coal Combustion Pilot 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:28:22 +0000

San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) said on Aug. 12 it will get $3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and another $760,658 from an assortment of industry giants to design a large-scale flameless pressurized oxy-fuel combustion pilot plant.  The announcement is a major boost for the promising, but yet unproven technology, that […]

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Group flags new bidding on power deals

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 23:24:33 +0000

Group flags new bidding on power deals

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Philippines — While it welcomed the Supreme Court ruling requiring distribution utilities to bid out their power supply agreements (PSA), an activist group warned the high court the bidding proceedings used by Meralco could undercut the Department of Energy’s (DOE) mandate to supervise the process.

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Cusi stops P8/kwh power rate in poor areas planned by Napocor

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 10:38:17 +0000

Cusi stops P8/kwh power rate in poor areas planned by Napocor

Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi had stopped a planned increase in power generation charge  that would bring power rates in some of the country’s remotest and poorest areas to more than P8 per kilowatt hour. In a statement, Cusi ordered the Napocor to put the plan on hold. Cusi, instead, asked the Napocor to find ways […]

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DOE Speeds Up Development of Experimental Fast Reactor, Sustain Flagging U.S. Nuclear Sector

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 14:06:33 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) officially launched development of its Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), an experimental fast reactor that will foster experiments with much higher neutron energy and flux compared to the nation’s existing 35 research reactors to develop advanced nuclear fuel for future nuclear power plants in the U.S. The facility, it says, is […]

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How Nuclear Hybrids Could Redefine the Industry’s Future

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000

The world’s nuclear sector is struggling to stay economically afloat amid a deluge of renewables and natural gas power, and reinvigorating it will require operational flexibility from new or existing

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DOE, Lawmakers Looking at Energy Storage R&D, Funding

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:23:54 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and members of Congress are looking at legislation concerning research and regulation of energy storage. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who chairs the Energy and Natural Resources committee, on July 9 said there is bipartisan interest in combining a handful of bills on energy storage, dealing with research and development […]

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Coal Unit CCUS Retrofits More Economic Than Many Alternatives, NETL Study Suggests

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:37:33 +0000

Adding carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) to two Xcel coal units in Colorado that are slated to be retired by 2025 would push up the cost of power if compared with replacement with wind/storage hybrids. But CCUS, which generates revenues, would still work out to be cheaper than other alternatives mandated under the company’s […]

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DOE’s Perry: Coal, Nuclear Must Be Saved

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 17:23:27 +0000

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said coal and nuclear power must be part of the nation’s “all of the above” energy strategy, but the Department of Energy (DOE) does not have the “regulatory or statutory ability” to establish economic incentives for struggling U.S. coal and nuclear plants. Perry, who addressed the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI’s) annual […]

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How the U.S. Is Investing in Advanced Coal Technologies

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 12:42:21 +0000

The U.S. is investing heavily to ensure its future coal-fired power fleet will be cleaner, more efficient, and more flexible, experts said at the 9th International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies in Houston on June 4. The conference—which is taking place this week in the U.S. for the first time—is spearheaded by the IEA Clean […]

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Strengthening the Energy Sector’s Cyber Preparedness

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) in March 2018 released a 52-page report outlining its multi-year strategy to improve cybersecurity. In the report’s introduction, Assistant Secretary Bruce J. Walker noted that

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