AEP CEO Nick Akins to Step Down, Julie Sloat Tapped as Next Company Head

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 16:33:38 +0000

American Electric Power’s (AEP’s) long-serving chairman, president, and CEO, Nick Akins, will step down as CEO on Jan. 1, 2023, and has already passed the company’s presidency to Julie A. Sloat, AEP executive vice president, and chief financial officer (CFO). Sloat, 53, will become the power generating company’s CEO in January, making her the first […]

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U.S. Utility Survey Suggests Industry Mulling Additions of 90 GW of New Nuclear

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 18:24:35 +0000

A Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) survey suggests U.S. utility members expect to add up to 90 GW of new nuclear generation by the 2050s, including more than 300 new small modular reactors (SMRs) in the U.S. over the next 25 years. The nuclear industry group’s survey, unveiled on July 29, sought to gather input from […]

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Group: EPA’s Coordinated Regulatory Assault on Coal Power Could Push Retirements Beyond 86 GW by 2030

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:30:38 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is readying a regulatory sweep targeting more stringent limits on traditional pollutants that could accelerate coal power plant closures. A coal generation trade group estimates that even without new rules, an estimated 86 GW of coal generation is slated to retire by 2030. While the Supreme Court in June curtailed […]

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Group: EPA’s Coordinated Regulatory Assault on Coal Power Could Push Retirements Beyond 86 GW by 2030

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:30:38 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is readying a regulatory sweep targeting more stringent limits on traditional pollutants that could accelerate coal power plant closures. A coal generation trade group estimates that even without new rules, an estimated 86 GW of coal generation is slated to retire by 2030. While the Supreme Court in June curtailed […]

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Nuclear Power Production Curtailed in France, Worsening Europe’s Energy Crisis

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 17:09:06 +0000

High temperatures in river water are reportedly forcing Electricite de France SA (EDF) to cut power generation at some of its nuclear plants. The news is particularly troubling as several European nations struggle to cope with an energy crisis caused by gas cuts made by Russia in retaliation against sanctions placed on it due to […]

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Spent Nuclear Fuel: A Valuable Resource—Not a Waste

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:17:34 +0000

Did you know that more than 90% of the potential energy that exists in fuel rods when they’re loaded into commercial nuclear reactors still remains in the fuel after five years of operation? Well, that’s

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Station Life Extension Through Coal-to-Gas Conversion

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:13:39 +0000

A project executed from conception through commissioning with the ideals of shared risk and shared success offers a unique approach to project execution, which could be replicated to keep other power plants in

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‘Major Questions’ Impacts Energy Regulation

Credit to Author: Kenny Stein| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:12:51 +0000

On the final day of the Supreme Court’s term, the Court ruled in favor of West Virginia and other petitioners challenging the claimed regulatory authority that underlaid the Clean Power Plan (CPP)—the

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Southern Company: A History of a Prolific Power Technology Pioneer

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:18:32 +0000

Atlanta-based energy giant Southern Co. has rapidly evolved to keep in step with the evolution of power. As part of its corporate growth, the company has notably pioneered technologies that have reshaped

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Nuclear Power Plants Report Stellar Performance, but Retirements Could Limit Climate Benefits

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 21:51:38 +0000

The world’s nuclear power plants generated a total of 2,653 TWh of energy in 2021, up 100 TWh from 2020. It was the third-highest total ever for global generation from nuclear, just 4 TWh short of the output in 2019 and 7 TWh less than the record set in 2006. The results were reported by […]

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