ERCOT Confident Generators Deficient During Uri Freeze Debacle Ready for Winter

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:59:16 +0000

The vast majority of 324 electric generation units and transmission facilities in Texas have fully met or “go beyond” new state winter weatherization requirements, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said in a final readiness report filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) on Jan. 18. Onsite inspections at 302 generation units […]

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DOE’s First $1B Loan Guarantee in Years Seeks to Bolster Turquoise Hydrogen Process

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2021 16:39:25 +0000

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) first conditional loan guarantee offered to a non-nuclear project since 2016 will finance the expansion of a pioneering commercial-scale “turquoise hydrogen” and carbon black production facility in Nebraska. The agency’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) on Dec. 23 offered a commitment to guarantee a loan of up to $1.04 billion under […]

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DOE Begins Fleshing Out Availability of Advanced Nuclear Reactor Fuel  

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2021 15:11:05 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a request for information (RFI) on a planned temporary federal program to ensure enough high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) will be available to jumpstart deployment of a new fleet of advanced nuclear reactors.  Comments received over the next month in response to the DOE’s Dec. 14–issued RFI will inform […]

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DOE Revives Consent-Based Siting Process for Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 21:00:26 +0000

Potentially jumpstarting long-paralyzed efforts to address the federal management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Nov. 30 issued a request for information (RFI) that could determine where the agency will temporarily consolidate and store spent fuel from nuclear reactors across the nation. Under the RFI, the DOE is seeking […]

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Addressing the Increased Need to Decommission Power Plants in a Sustainable Manner

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 04:12:00 +0000

Coal-fired power plant decommissioning and remediation work is not typically a utility company’s core business. That’s why having the right partner and implementing a sound plan to ensure both

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Nuclear Is the Bastion of Pennsylvania’s Newest Climate Action Plan

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 17:06:24 +0000

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Pennsylvania, a major power producer that relied on fossil fuels for 66% of its net power generation in June, plans to maintain its nuclear generation at current levels until it can ramp up other carbon-free supplies to 100% by 2050, the state’s Sept. 22–released 2021 Climate Action Plan suggests.  The measures are part of a […]

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Nuclear Is the Bastion of Pennsylvania’s Newest Climate Action Plan

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 17:06:24 +0000

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Pennsylvania, a major power producer that relied on fossil fuels for 66% of its net power generation in June, plans to maintain its nuclear generation at current levels until it can ramp up other carbon-free supplies to 100% by 2050, the state’s Sept. 22–released 2021 Climate Action Plan suggests.  The measures are part of a […]

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Connecticut Becomes Eighth State to Adopt Energy Storage Targets

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 16:56:11 +0000

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Under a newly enacted law, Connecticut will deploy 1 GW of energy storage by December 2030 and pursue interim targets to deploy 300 MW by 2024 and 650 MW by 2027. With the measure, Connecticut joins California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, and Virginia, states that have so far set targets to procure […]

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CCUS: Big Opportunity and Hard Questions

Credit to Author: Stan Kaplan| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 19:13:38 +0000

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For the world to avoid a climate catastrophe, carbon capture is likely a necessity, not an option. To meet the Paris Agreement’s objectives—keep warming below 2C and preferably near 1.5C—net zero carbon emissions must be achieved circa 2050, and some carbon dioxide will have to be extracted from the atmosphere. Deployment of carbon capture, utilization, […]

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Texas Governor Enacts Grid Reliability Measures, Including Power Plant Weatherization, ERCOT Reforms

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 12:17:00 +0000

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law sweeping bills approved by Texas legislators that will require power generators in the state to weatherize against extreme events and revamp organizational oversight of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Hours before the state’s regular 140-day legislative session dwindled to its end on May 30—and amid […]

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