Southern CEO Fanning Set to Step Down

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 22:24:31 +0000

Longtime Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning plans to announce his retirement, perhaps by the end of this year, stepping down after leading the company since 2010. A Bloomberg report on July 29, citing “people familiar with the matter,” said the U.S. utility giant already has launched a search to find Fanning’s replacement. Bloomberg reported that […]

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Addressing the Challenges Presented by a Retiring Utility Workforce

Credit to Author: Gary McAuliffe| Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 13:52:36 +0000

POWER magazine has always held a special place in my heart. After my father left the Navy, he became a power engineer and a loyal subscriber to the magazine. As a kid, I remember stacks of the publication all over the house. At the high point my father had hundreds of issues amassed over decades. […]

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Palisades Nuclear Power Plant Closes After 50 Years of Operation, Employees Leave with Pride

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 26 May 2022 17:34:39 +0000

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After more than 50 years of operation, the Palisades nuclear power plant was taken offline for the final time on May 20. The station was scheduled to be permanently shut down on May 31, but plant operators “made the conservative decision to shut down the plant early due to the performance of a control rod […]

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Tri-State Moves to Retire Rifle Combined Cycle Power Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2022 17:10:29 +0000

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a wholesale power supply cooperative with 45 members in four states—Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Wyoming—announced its intentions to retire the Rifle Station, an 85-MW combined cycle facility in Rifle, Colorado. The announcement was made on April 5 in conjunction with a filing with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). […]

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After Long History, Paradise Coal Plant Ceases Operation

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 14:58:22 +0000

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The generator breaker for Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) Paradise Unit 3 was opened on Feb. 1, removing the coal-fired power plant from service for the final time after 50 years of operation. Notably, TVA retiree Jim Chappell performed the task. Chappell was the electrical control wing operator who originally placed Unit 3 in service. 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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Removing Asbestos and Regulated Materials Key to Power Plant Decommissioning

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

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Retiring and decommissioning coal power plants is becoming a more-frequent occurrence around the world. The job comes with many challenges, but projects in the U.S. and UK have proven that remediation and

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