UK’s Drax Eyes U.S. for Bioenergy CCS Expansion Drive

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2024 12:11:44 +0000

The 2.6-GW Drax Power Station in northeastern England—once Western Europe’s largest coal-fired power plant—is poised to pioneer bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), a negative emissions

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2. Drax’s conversion of its 4-GW coal-fired power plant to a 2.6-GW biomass plant leveraged its existing steam turbines, generators, specially built trains, and pulverizing mills. But to accommodate new storage needs, the company built giant EcoStore biomass domes—advanced technological structures carefully attuned to storing biomass. Courtesy: Drax Group

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The POWER Interview: District Energy Embraces Innovation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2024 16:47:09 +0000

District energy systems are evolving across the power generation sector. Downtown business districts, college and university campuses, hospitals and healthcare facilities, airports, military bases and more are utilizing these systems […]

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Ontario Green Lights Nuclear Refurbishment of Pickering CANDU Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2024 19:54:02 +0000

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will refurbish four units at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, Canada’s first major commercial generation plant— marking a major turnaround for the 3.1-GW plant slated to […]

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TVA Urges Conservation as Cold Snap Sets All-Time Peak Demand Record

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2024 16:37:42 +0000

TVA’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant is located on 1,700 acres on the northern end of the Chickamauga Reservoir near Spring City, in East Tennessee. Each unit has a capacity of about 1,150 MW of electricity. Source: TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has urged conservation as it grapples with record-high power demand amid extremely cold temperatures and near-zero wind chill over its seven-state region in the Southeast. […]

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OPG, Capital Power to Explore Small Modular Nuclear Reactors in Alberta

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2024 18:29:55 +0000

The Darlington New Nuclear Project site in Clarington, Ontario. Courtesy: CNW Group/Ontario Power Generation Inc.

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and North American power producer Capital Power Corp. will jointly examine the feasibility of developing small modular reactors (SMRs) in Alberta, including possible ownership and operating […]

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ERCOT Warns of ‘Tight Conditions’ as Intense Freeze Grips Texas

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2024 04:57:54 +0000

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has issued a conservation appeal as it braces for continued freezing temperatures, “very high” demand, and “unseasonably low wind” early in the morning […]

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UK Lays Out Fourfold Nuclear Power Expansion in Comprehensive Roadmap

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2024 20:47:57 +0000

A roadmap released by the UK government on Jan. 11 aimed at quadrupling the country’s nuclear power capacity by 2050 sets out a series of goals and actions that could […]

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UK Eyes Domestic HALEU Nuclear Fuel Production as Global Interest Ramps Up

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2024 15:17:02 +0000

The UK may be poised to become the first European country to launch domestic production of high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU). New funding announced by the country’s government this week signifies […]

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Powering Through: Utilities Prioritize Security, Innovation, and Collaboration During Critical Substation Upgrades

Credit to Author: Kaitlyn Albertoli| Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2023 19:44:37 +0000

Spurred by the need to modernize and adapt, utilities are undergoing the same type of widespread digital transformation that other legacy industries have endured, except the power grid presents distinct […]

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World Bank Approves $1B Loan to Advance South Africa’s Power Sector Reforms

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2023 05:12:00 +0000

The World Bank on Oct. 25 granted South Africa a $1 billion developmental policy loan (DPL) as a significant measure to help the country address its debilitating energy crisis, and encourage it to transition

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