NERC: Power Industry ‘Well-Prepared’ for COVID-19, Aggressively Confronting Pandemic Threats

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 14:22:57 +0000

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Industry responses to a Level 2 alert on contingency planning issued by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) early last month suggest the “vast majority” of registered participants in the North American bulk power system are well prepared for the COVID-19 crisis.  NERC, the interconnected bulk power system’s Electric Reliability Organization (ERO), has underscored […]

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What Does It Take to Develop Utility-Scale Solar Projects? [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:05:59 +0000

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Constructing a utility-scale solar project requires more than simply buying PV panels and mounting them in a field. It can take years to find the right location, conduct feasibility studies, obtain permits, and align the proverbial stars. A couple of experts, who have managed multiple projects through the process, were guests on The POWER Podcast. […]

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How One Fabrication Shop in Alabama Is Powering Through the Pandemic

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:52:56 +0000

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Drive one hour south of Birmingham and you will find the not-so-small town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, county population of more than 207,000. Known as the home of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa is rich in history, arts, young professionals, rooted families, and famous Southern hospitality. At the heart of this college town is a culture […]

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Exclusive: Why Oklo’s Demonstration of HALEU Could Be Groundbreaking for New Nuclear

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:06:59 +0000

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In an exclusive interview, executives from Silicon Valley–based Oklo, a company Idaho National Laboratory (INL) chose this week to demonstrate the first-of-its-kind use of recycled high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel in its full-size Aurora micro-reactor, told POWER that the project could have broad implications for the future of nuclear power. Marking a significant boost for […]

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Commercialization Boost for Cobalt-Eliminating Battery Technologies Developed at ORNL

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 14:31:38 +0000

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Energy Storage startup SPARKZ Inc. has exclusively licensed five technologies from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) designed to eliminate cobalt in lithium-ion batteries. The development portends a significant new direction for battery storage technology, which has been hindered by costs and availability of the rare metal. ORNL, which announced the […]

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Why the 2010s Were a Definitive Decade for Power

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 04:03:12 +0000

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Every one of the 13 decades that POWER magazine has been in print has been definitive for electric generation technology, policy, and business in some significant way, but few have been as transformative as the 2010s. The decade opened just as the global economy began to crawl toward recovery from a historically unprecedented downturn that […]

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National Labs Collaborate to Promote Technology Commercialization

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2019 12:43:12 +0000

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced 12 projects had been selected as part of its Practices to Accelerate the Commercialization of Technologies (PACT) Laboratory Call. The projects will receive about $2.5 million in awards, combined with more than $1 million in cost share “to develop new ways to increase technology commercialization by reducing barriers […]

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Uptake of GE’s Biggest Wind Turbines Gain Traction

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:33:55 +0000

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GE Renewable Energy has made major gains in orders for its 5.3-MW Cypress onshore wind turbine and the 12-MW Haliade-X offshore wind turbine. Prototypes of both are still being tested in the Netherlands. Key Contracts for Innovative 5-MW Onshore Machine  The GE business division introduced the first turbine in the Cypress platform, a 4.8-MW machine, […]

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Last Major Module Received at Vogtle Nuclear Site

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 17:21:30 +0000

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The final major module needed to construct Vogtle Units 3 and 4—the only new commercial nuclear power units currently under construction in the U.S.—has arrived at the site near Waynesboro, Georgia. That means all 1,485 major modules have been manufactured and safely delivered to the project. Georgia Power announced the milestone in a press release […]

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Healy 2: The Story of a Coal Unit’s Remarkable Resiliency

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000

Coal is the reason that Healy, Alaska, exists. To ensure low-cost power and reliability to interior Alaska—a remote place that is bereft of gas and has little sun—and sustain regional employment, Golden

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