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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ERCOT, MISO Warn of Potential Power Supply Shortfalls

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 05 May 2022 16:49:05 +0000

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) over the past week separately expressed concerns about power supply uncertainties in the face of upcoming warmer-than-normal temperatures. MISO raised an alarm on April 28 when it said that it projects “insufficient firm resources” to cover the summer peak under typical […]

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Administration, NRC, Nuclear Industry Look Ahead to Uncertain Territory

Credit to Author: Kennedy Maize| Date: Mon, 02 May 2022 04:13:00 +0000

The Biden administration is fully behind development of new nuclear power technology. It is encouraging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to look at “new approaches to regulation” as advanced

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California and Oregon Sail Forward on Offshore Wind

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 04:09:00 +0000

The Biden administration in 2021 announced its goal of developing 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030. Deep water off the West Coast means that any wind energy generation on this side of the U.S. must float

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Hydrocarbon Molecules Know No Borders: The U.S.-Mexico Natural Gas Dilemma

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:02:00 +0000

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Natural gas traders once spoke of the North American continent as a potential seamless natural gas trading market, where market synergies could be perfected and hydrocarbon molecules could flow freely to the

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What’s Driving the Rise of Behind-the-Meter Distributed Energy Resources

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000

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A substantial shift in implementation of distributed energy resources (DERs) is on the horizon with the collision of new technologies and higher energy demand. Innovation is spawning an abundance of potential

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The POWER Interview: SEPA’s Julia Hamm Talks Solar Pathways

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:03:46 +0000

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The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is meeting this week in Salt Lake City, Utah, joining with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) to present North America Smart Energy Week, which this year includes both the long-running Solar Power International gathering along with Energy Storage International. A big theme this week is the integration of […]

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Energy Storage Resources: A Year in Review

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

From both a regulatory and development perspective, 2018 was a significant year for the expansion of energy storage resources (ESRs). From a significant ruling of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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States Would Set Rules Under Trump Emissions Plan

A report from POLITICO says the Trump administration’s rollback of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP) would give individual states more leeway to set their own rules governing emissions from power plants. POLITICO, which covers politics and policy both in the U.S. and internationally, said its review of a draft document, and information from a […]

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Group: Indiana Should Reject Vectren Plan for New Gas-Fired Plant

An Indiana consumer protection agency has told state regulators they should reject Vectren Corp.’s plan to build a new natural gas-fired power plant in the state. Vectren wants the plant to replace four of the utility’s retiring coal-fired units. Indiana’s Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) on August 13 said it completed a five-month legal […]

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