Nine Utility Companies Suing Trump Over Emissions Rule

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 22:37:38 +0000

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A coalition of nine utility companies is suing the Trump administration over its plan to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. New York-based Consolidated Edison said the Affordable Clean Energy, or ACE, rule undermines efforts the companies already have in place to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power generation. The companies, who call their group […]

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Exelon’s Byron 2 Completes First Insertion of Westinghouse Accident-Tolerant Fuel 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:55:30 +0000

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Exelon’s Byron Unit 2 nuclear power plant has completed installation of EnCore Fuel, Westinghouse Electric Co.’s accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) solution, marking the start of the first test of uranium silicide fuel pellets in a commercial nuclear reactor.  The installation, completed during the plant’s scheduled 18-day spring refueling outage this April, but publicly announced on Sept. […]

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Three More Nuclear Plant Owners Will Demonstrate Hydrogen Production

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:55:08 +0000

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FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), Xcel Energy, and Arizona Public Service (APS) will demonstrate hydrogen production at three nuclear plants they own starting in 2020 and 2021. The projects, selected as part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy’s Advanced Reactor Development Project funding pathway, aim to improve long-term competitiveness of the nuclear sector […]

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PG&E’s Reorganization Plan—Cap Wildfire Liabilities at $18 Billion

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 00:03:33 +0000

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) wants to cap its liabilities from damages caused by California wildfires at about $18 billion, according to the reorganization plan filed by the bankrupt utility September 9 in federal court in San Francisco. The amount is less than half what creditors, including insurance companies and wildfire victims, say they are […]

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PG&E Seeking $14 Billion in Restructuring Plan

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2019 18:52:37 +0000

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) reportedly will soon file a restructuring plan that includes more than $14 billion in equity commitments, as the utility looks to recover from billions of dollars in liabilities tied to its role in California wildfires that caused the company to file the largest utility bankruptcy in U.S. history. Bloomberg on […]

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2018 Exceptional Year for Nuclear Power Firsts

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2019 13:18:54 +0000

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Last year, five of the world’s 449 operable nuclear reactors reached 50 years of operation for the first time, four first-of-their kind reactor designs were brought online, and while the industry showed capacity factor impacts from load-following, the global nuclear fleet performed  at an average capacity factor of about 80%, says a new report from […]

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Report: Gas-Fired Generation Will Rise in Pennsylvania as Coal, Nuclear Decline

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 18:19:09 +0000

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Power generation from natural gas is expected to rise in Pennsylvania over the next few years, according to the state Public Utility Commission’s (PUC’s) annual report on generation and transmission and distribution capacity released in late August. The PUC’s “Electric Power Outlook for Pennsylvania 2018-2023” report made public last week projects gas-fired power generation will […]

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How Net Generation Has Changed in States with Renewable Portfolio Standards

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 12:48:26 +0000

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As of August 2019, 29 U.S. states and the District of Columbia had renewable portfolio standards (RPSs), and eight others had non-binding renewable portfolio goals. Three states also had clean energy standards, which set targets for low-carbon non-renewables, like nuclear, and two had clean energy goals. Our monthly infographic in September 2019 shows how shares for each […]

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THE BIG PICTURE: Renewable Portfolio Standards

Credit to Author: Tracey Lilly| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:14 +0000

As of August 2019, 29 U.S. states and the District of Columbia had renewable portfolio standards (RPSs), and eight others had non-binding renewable portfolio goals. Three states also had clean energy standards, which set targets for low-carbon non-renewables, like nuclear, and two had clean energy goals. Shown in the bars are the shares of generation by source for […]

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POWER Digest—September 2019

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000

Kenya Launches Africa’s Largest Wind Farm. Kenya in July began operating the 310-MW Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) facility, which the government said is Africa’s largest wind power farm. The LTWP project

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