RWE to Take Over Vattenfall’s 1.4-GW ‘Hydrogen-Ready’ Dutch Gas-Fired Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:10:00 +0000

German energy giant RWE will in September acquire Vattenfall’s 1.4-GW Magnum combined cycle gas-fired power station, a project in the Netherlands where work is underway to explore converting one of the three

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Nuclear Power on the Upswing, Numerous Projects Take Shape Around the World

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:42:33 +0000

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) says momentum is building for nuclear power in many countries amid soaring fuel prices and growing energy security concerns. “In today’s context of the global energy crisis, skyrocketing fossil fuel prices, energy security challenges and ambitious climate commitments, I believe nuclear power has a unique opportunity to stage a comeback,” […]

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SaskPower Picks SMR Technology for First Two Potential Nuclear Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 13:23:47 +0000

SaskPower has chosen GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s (GEH’s) BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) technology for Saskatchewan’s first two nuclear units, which the provincial utility plans to deploy by the mid-2030s. The announcement on June 27 wraps up a four-year process to evaluate specific SMR designs and furthers planning for SaskPower, a Crown corporation, which has […]

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AEMO Begins Cautious Lift of Australian Electricity Market Suspension

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:47:05 +0000

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) on June 22 initiated the first step to lift a suspension of its National Electricity Market (NEM), citing a “clear improvement in market conditions.” The measure comes more than a week since it indefinitely suspended spot markets in all regions of its NEM, given critical power generation supply shortfalls […]

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Australian Energy Crisis Prompts Suspension of National Electricity Market

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 19:35:38 +0000

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) on June 15 indefinitely suspended spot markets in all regions of its National Electricity Market (NEM), citing critical power generation supply shortfalls that it said made it “impossible to continue” operations under national electricity rules. AEMO—the independent system operator (ISO) that operates the competitive market serving New South Wales, […]

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Finnish Nuclear Plant Under Construction Since 2005 Faces Yet Another Delay

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 19:02:37 +0000

Commercial operation of Olkiluoto 3 (OL3), a nuclear power plant (NPP) unit that has been under construction in Finland for nearly 17 years, will be delayed for another three months due to foreign material issues observed in the turbine’s steam reheater, plant owner Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) reported on June 15. The setback is just […]

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Hydrogen Poised to Play Prominent Role in the World’s Energy Transition

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 17:05:44 +0000

People around the world are searching for ways to decarbonize, and green hydrogen is a fuel that can help in that effort. Green hydrogen is produced through electrolysis using renewable energy, such as wind and solar power. Although most hydrogen produced today is made from natural gas, often referred to as gray hydrogen, new capacity […]

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Fuel of the Future: How the World Can Build a True Hydrogen Economy

Credit to Author: Vimal Kapur| Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2022 10:25:21 +0000

Versatile and plentiful, hydrogen could go a long way toward helping the world meet its climate targets. Already, it’s a component in all eight of the European Commission’s (EC’s) net-zero emissions scenarios for 2050. Meanwhile, in the U.S., the Department of Energy has initiatives that will spur significant investment in the hydrogen economy—efforts boosted by […]

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France’s NUWARD SMR Will Be Test Case for European Early Joint Nuclear Regulatory Review

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 18:00:39 +0000

The French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), the Czech State Office for Nuclear Safety (SUJB), and Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) have picked France’s NUWARD small modular reactor (SMR) design as a test case for an early joint regulatory review for SMRs. The development marks a notable step by European regulators to align practices in a […]

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Much-Watched Reciprocating Engine Hydrogen Pilot Kicks Off at Michigan Power Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 17:32:45 +0000

A landmark project to test fuel blends of up to 25% volume of hydrogen mixed with natural gas in reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICEs) has launched at WEC Energy Group’s 56-MW A.J. Mihm power plant in Michigan. If successful, the pilot—one of the first of its kind in the U.S.—could provide key insight into how […]

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