DOE Grants First-Round Civil Nuclear Credit Award—$1.1B—to Diablo Canyon 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 16:12:24 +0000

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) first round of funding from its $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) Program is poised to go to Diablo Canyon Power Plant, California’s only operational nuclear plant. Pacific Gas & Electric  (PG&E), Diablo Canyon’s owner, could receive up to $1.1 billion in credits to extend the 2.2-GW plant’s operation for […]

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Waste Heat-to-Power Capture Pilot Launched in Ontario

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 16:35:56 +0000

Hamilton, a city in Ontario, Canada, will host a pilot project to demonstrate a new technology designed to capture excess hydrothermal energy from its district heating and cooling plant and convert it into grid-quality power. The pilot hosted by Hamilton Community Enterprises (HCE)—the city’s utility solutions arm— will use Extract Energy’s “Heat Engine,” whose core […]

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NET Power’s First Allam Cycle 300-MW Gas-Fired Project Will Be Built in Texas

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 15:30:05 +0000

NET Power Plant

NET Power, developer of the novel Allam-Fetvedt supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycle, will build its first 300-MW natural gas–fired power plant at an Occidental-hosted site near Odessa, Texas. The “serial number one” project will demonstrate—at utility scale—NET Power’s potentially revolutionary technology, which promises to provide low-cost gas-fired power generation, no atmospheric emissions, no water […]

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Using Technology to Improve Management of Utilities’ Fleets

Credit to Author: Erin Gilchrist Rugg| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 13:56:30 +0000

Utility fleet managers faced their share of challenges in recent years. They needed to respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations and rising customer expectations while keeping drivers feeling safe and supported. They also needed to maximize the utilization of vehicles while extending lifecycles and complying with regulations—even as they evolve faster than ever. Like […]

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Chimney Failure Takes Out Unit at Kusile, One of World’s Biggest Coal Plants

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 19:08:37 +0000

A severe failure on a duct exiting the sulfur dioxide absorber at Unit 1 of Eskom’s massive coal-fired 4.8-GW Kusile power plant, which is under construction in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, has shuttered the 800-MW unit and delayed Unit 2’s return to service. Eskom on Nov. 2 announced the section of the Kusile 1 flue […]

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Potential Deal Brewing for Second Polish Nuclear Plant Based on South Korean Technology 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 14:38:56 +0000

Days after Poland chose Westinghouse to supply its AP1000 technology to the country’s first nuclear plant in Pomerania, northern Poland, the government and two Polish energy firms signed a letter of intent with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) to “push ahead” with development of a second nuclear plant based on APR1400 technology in Pątnów, […]

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A Half-Century of Reliability: Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:18:00 +0000

Baltimore Gas & Electric set out to build the 1.8-GW Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in 1967 because fossil energy was becoming expensive and controversial. Over its nearly 50 years of operation

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New Units at Hongyanhe Further China’s Nuclear Ambition

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:17:00 +0000

An innovative design, emphasizing safety and economic efficiency, is key to the reactor technology at China’s newest—and now largest—nuclear power plant. China’s nuclear power program has utilized

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History of Power: Dominion Energy’s Fluid Transition

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:15:00 +0000

A company that has corporate roots that go back to the Colonial era, Dominion Energy has been shaped by acquisitions and market forces. It is now in the midst of an extraordinary transformation to expand its

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China Approves Commissioning of Thorium-Powered Reactor

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:13:00 +0000

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment on Aug. 2 gave Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP) the green light to commission the experimental 2-MWth thorium-based molten salt reactor (TMSR-LF1) at

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