MISO Warns ‘Immediate and Serious’ Challenges Are Threatening Reliability  

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2024 21:49:09 +0000

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) is warning reliability challenges have grown urgent as the nation’s power system grapples with a “hyper-complex risk environment.”  The grid operator that serves 15 […]

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Many utilities and states in the MISO region have adopted policies and goals to decarbonize their resource fleets. Courtesy: MISO

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TVA Urges Conservation as Cold Snap Sets All-Time Peak Demand Record

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2024 16:37:42 +0000

TVA’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant is located on 1,700 acres on the northern end of the Chickamauga Reservoir near Spring City, in East Tennessee. Each unit has a capacity of about 1,150 MW of electricity. Source: TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has urged conservation as it grapples with record-high power demand amid extremely cold temperatures and near-zero wind chill over its seven-state region in the Southeast. […]

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ERCOT Warns of ‘Tight Conditions’ as Intense Freeze Grips Texas

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2024 04:57:54 +0000

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has issued a conservation appeal as it braces for continued freezing temperatures, “very high” demand, and “unseasonably low wind” early in the morning […]

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PJM Urges Delayed Retirement of 840-MW Fossil Fuel Power Plant, Citing Reliability Impacts

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2024 19:17:22 +0000

The H.A. Wagner Power Plant, located outside Baltimore, MD, is fueled by coal, natural gas, and oil. It includes an approximately 13-megawatt gas turbine unit, which can serve as a peaking unit. Unit 3 will convert to run on oil by the end of 2023. Courtesy: Talen Energy

PJM has urged Talen Energy to delay its deactivation of two of four units at the 840-MW coal, oil, and gas–fired Herbert A. Wagner Generating Station in Maryland until transmission […]

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FERC, NERC Reveal Disturbing Details from Winter Storm Elliot Inquiry

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2023 20:04:31 +0000

Incremental unplanned generation outages triggered during Winter Storm Elliot spiked to 90.5 GW—significantly more than the 61.8 GW during Winter Storm Uri in 2021—representing 13% of the U.S. portion of […]

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South Korea’s First ‘K-Gas Turbine’ Begins Commercial Operation

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2023 04:19:21 +0000

Marking a significant inroad to establish a South Korean foothold in the world’s gas turbine technology market, heavy industrial company Doosan Enerbility this summer began commercial operation of its first

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Marnie Surfaceblow: Bowing Under Pressure

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2023 04:16:24 +0000

Just because something hasn’t failed doesn’t mean it won’t—especially when an “old dog” of a plant is taught new tricks. Two women wearing personal protective equipment waited impatiently in the

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Self-Tuning AI Strengthens Plant and Grid Reliability on Islands

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2023 00:21:35 +0000

Energy transition is progressively being adopted globally, pushing combined cycle power plants (CCPPs) to embrace flexible operation also on islands. CCPPs are, or will be, ramping loads up and down […]

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FERC Adopts ‘Historic’ Reforms to Ease Nationwide Generation Interconnection Backlog

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2023 20:41:26 +0000

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved key transmission reforms aimed at clearing a staggering backlog of more than 10,000 generation and storage projects—more than 2,000 GW—stalled in interconnection […]

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Hot Weather: How to Maintain Power Plant Readiness and Reliable Operation

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2023 18:22:53 +0000

Extreme temperature and weather events have become more prevalent in the past decade. In fact, July 2023 is shaping up to be “the hottest single month on Earth on record, […]

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