Versatile Test Reactor Moves into Engineering Design Phase

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:48:30 +0000

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The Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), a planned experimental fast neutron reactor that the Department of Energy (DOE) says is crucial to support domestic advanced nuclear reactor research and development has cleared “Critical Decision 1,” paving the way for the engineering design phase to begin. Critical Decision 1—also known as “Approve Alternative Selection and Cost Range”—is […]

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Leaders in the Smart City Movement

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:06:09 +0000

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What is a “Smart City”? According to one definition, it’s an urban area that uses different types of electronic methods and sensors to collect data, with insights gained from that data used to manage assets, resources, and services efficiently. Clint Vince, chair of Dentons’ U.S. Energy Practice and co-chair of Dentons’ Global Energy Sector, was […]

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Power Sector, Federal Entities Scramble to Close Supply Chain Security Gaps

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:24:34 +0000

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Marking another major federal effort to address potential supply chain risks to the bulk power system (BPS), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Sept. 17 sought industry’s perspective on a number of important considerations, including possible actions the regulatory body could take to address security gaps. The U.S.-based power sector, meanwhile, has moved quickly […]

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Power Sector, Federal Entities Scramble to Close Supply Chain Security Gaps

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:24:34 +0000

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Marking another major federal effort to address potential supply chain risks to the bulk power system (BPS), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Sept. 17 sought industry’s perspective on a number of important considerations, including possible actions the regulatory body could take to address security gaps. The U.S.-based power sector, meanwhile, has moved quickly […]

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FERC Order Backs Grid Market for DERs

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:46:50 +0000

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order that advocates for distributed energy resources (DERs) say will enable DERs, including renewable energy such as solar, wind, and battery storage, to compete on a more-level playing field in the organized capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets run by regional grid operators. FERC Order No. 2222, […]

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FERC Order Backs Grid Market for DERs

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:46:50 +0000

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order that advocates for distributed energy resources (DERs) say will enable DERs, including renewable energy such as solar, wind, and battery storage, to compete on a more-level playing field in the organized capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets run by regional grid operators. FERC Order No. 2222, […]

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DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate California Power Crisis

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 10:19:06 +0000

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Sept. 6 took the rare but drastic action of issuing an emergency order under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to authorize the maximum operation of three natural gas–fired facilities on the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO’s) grid whose full capability had been stranded by federal air quality and […]

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Age-Old Problem in Search of a Solution

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 04:53:56 +0000

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Industry experts agree that deep geological repositories are needed for long-term storage of spent reactor fuel. They’re also digging for alternative methods. The U.S. Department of Energy earlier this year

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Age-Old Problem in Search of a Solution

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 04:53:56 +0000

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Industry experts agree that deep geological repositories are needed for long-term storage of spent reactor fuel. They’re also digging for alternative methods. The U.S. Department of Energy earlier this year

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EPA Loosens Limits on Coal Plant Effluent Discharges

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 21:56:10 +0000

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a rule that revises regulations for coal-fired power plants, a move that will limit the number of generation facilities that could incur costs for failing to comply with pollution limits. The action on Aug. 31 revises a rule established in 2015, when the EPA issued an order […]

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