How Utilities Can Manage Supplier Risk [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 23:39:50 +0000

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Power companies are turning to external suppliers and contractors now more than ever. Utilities are getting help with tasks ranging from the relatively simple, such as vegetation management and the handling of customer calls, to the complex, including turbine repair and large infrastructure projects. Although the benefits of utilizing contractors are often obvious, the dangers, […]

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Exelon Installs New Accident Tolerant Fuel at Illinois Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:50:56 +0000

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Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), a GE-led joint venture with Hitachi Ltd. that supplies boiling water reactor fuel and fuel-related services around the world, said lead test assemblies utilizing its ARMOR-coated zirconium cladding and IronClad Accident Tolerant Fuel solutions have been installed at Exelon’s Clinton nuclear plant in Illinois. “We continue to work with our customers […]

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A Decade of Turmoil: How Nuclear and Coal Have Struggled to Survive

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:05:45 +0000

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The past 10 years have been filled with trials and tribulations for both the nuclear and coal power industries. From accidents to plant closures there has been little to cheer about. Still, nuclear and coal power continue to provide reliable baseload generation to billions of customers around the globe. Here’s a look back at the […]

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Well-Planned Retirement: Keys to Successful Coal Plant Decommissioning

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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Hundreds of coal-fired power plants are now retired or facing retirement in the near future, and utilities face a number of decisions. Are there commercial reuse options for the plant or the site itself? Are

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Power Industry Disrupters: Gas, Renewables, and Storage

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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The power industry is experiencing significant changes. Natural gas, wind, solar, and battery storage seem to be the wave of the future. What’s compelling the transformation? Some people point to

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Good Water Treatment Systems Need Both Equipment and Chemistry [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 17:38:16 +0000

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Proper water treatment is vital to successful power plant operation. The water treatment system must be designed appropriately, implementing a suitable water chemistry program, and operated and monitored correctly. Having adequate training and utilizing the services of a knowledgeable partner can be invaluable. Three water industry experts from U.S. Water, a Kurita company, were recent […]

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Top 6 Nuclear Power Achievements of the Year

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 11:34:04 +0000

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The past year has been filled with firsts for the nuclear power industry. Three power plants sporting first-of-a-kind reactors entered commercial operation, while the first U.S. AP1000 nuclear project reached key milestones on its path to completion. Furthermore, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted the first early site permit for a utility to construct […]

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The POWER Interview: What Is Big Data?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2019 16:25:00 +0000

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The term “Big Data” is used frequently by tech-savvy power industry professionals, but what does it really mean. To get an insider’s perspective, POWER posed the question to Akshay Patwal, strategic business manager with Siemens Energy. Patwal leads the development and commercialization of digital business transformation projects, using big data platforms and analytics to create […]

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Recruiting the New Power Workforce [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 14:54:10 +0000

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It’s a time of great transition in the power industry. Not only are generation resources changing, but so are the work skills needed to operate and maintain those resources. Meanwhile, a large number of workers are reaching retirement age, leaving open positions that had long been filled by highly experienced staff. And the talent pool […]

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Ownership Shakeup at Colstrip Coal Power Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:31:23 +0000

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NorthWestern Energy said it will file an application with the Montana Public Service Commission for pre-approval to acquire Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE’s) 25% interest in Colstrip Unit 4, which is a 740-MW coal-fired boiler. The price? $1. “Securing more capacity for only a $1 investment is a unique opportunity that helps give us the time […]

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