The POWER Interview: Pumped Storage Project Brings Renewable Energy to Former Coal Mining Site

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 14 May 2024 13:03:54 +0000

A pumped storage project in Kentucky is being touted as a model example of how land that once was the site of a coal mine can be repurposed for a […]

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High-Burnup Nuclear Fuel Rods Delivered for Examination After Having Completed Three Cycles of Commercial Operation

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Thu, 09 May 2024 12:58:46 +0000

High-burnup fuel rods, manufactured by GE Vernova’s Nuclear Fuel business, Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), have been delivered to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for […]

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National Fusion Facility Completes Upgrade

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Wed, 08 May 2024 15:01:17 +0000

Enhancements will enable research into the physics of advanced fusion reactors and accelerate the drive to commercial fusion energy. The DIII-D National Fusion Facility has completed a series of important […]

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Five Dynamic Factors Reshaping the Power Sector Supply Chain

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 May 2024 10:10:00 +0000

The shift to clean energy is triggering growing concerns about the sustainability, resilience, and integration of the power sector’s complex supply chains. Here are five trends to watch. The power sector’s

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Federal U.S. Power Sector Initiatives Went Full Throttle in April: Here’s the List

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2024 11:14:09 +0000

The Biden administration has unveiled several sweeping actions over the past month aimed at boosting clean energy deployment, enhancing manufacturing jobs, and reducing pollutant emissions across the power sector. The […]

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Hydrogen Research Project Opens at University of Texas

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2024 20:23:19 +0000

Frontier Energy, GTI Energy, and the Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin on April 23 hosted the grand opening of a hydrogen research and demonstration facility. […]

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McCrary Institute, ORNL Launch First U.S. Regional Cybersecurity Center to Protect Grid

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2024 15:04:07 +0000

A $12.5 million project to establish the first U.S. regional cybersecurity research and operations center focused on grid protection has garnered a $10 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant.    […]

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The power sector’s relentless pursuit of an increasingly connected power paradigm amid an escalating cyber threat landscape demands an urgent, multifaceted strategy for cybersecurity. Recently, the sector has embarked on innovative methods to tackle inherent challenges in its evolving quest for a robust cybersecurity posture. Source: POWER

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Action Needed Now to Support New Power Transmission Capacity

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2024 13:23:59 +0000

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in its March 2024 open meeting made clear that successful energy transition requires immediate action. With the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as a benchmark, […]

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DOE Eases Requirements in Final Transformer Efficiency Standards Amid Supply Chain Strain

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2024 19:08:46 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) final energy efficiency standards for distribution transformers appear to strike a compromise with industry, softening the agency’s stance on steel requirements for essential transformer […]

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NRECA is urging Congress to approve funding to speed-up production of transformers and other crucial electric grid equipment. This photo shows completed pole-top transformers at ERMCO’s transformer production plant.

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Nuclear Power on the Moon? Russia, China Working on a Plan

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2024 20:40:13 +0000

The head of Russia’s space agency said his country and China have been working on a program to build a nuclear power plant on the moon, with an eye toward […]

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