GE Will Close Georgia Plant; 200 Jobs at Stake

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:54:16 +0000

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GE Renewable Energy has confirmed the company will close its GE Grid Solutions manufacturing plant in Waynesboro, Georgia, with the 200 workers at the facility offered the chance to relocate to a similar site in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, or apply for other jobs within the company. The plant is expected to close by year-end 2020. The […]

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The POWER Interview: Eaton Targets Skilled Labor Shortage With Hands-on Training

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 16:56:39 +0000

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POWER in 2018 reported on the lasting impact that a dip in training programs has had on the utility workforce. In the 1980s, there were fewer training programs and the impact is still being felt today. There are fewer utility workers able to move into middle- and upper-management positions, contributing to a workforce gap as […]

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EAM Solutions Stretch Capabilities of Lean Plant Maintenance Teams

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

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Of the many challenges power and industrial plant maintenance teams face, stretching the capabilities of their ultra-lean staff is one of the most critical. Assets can range from industrial generators, to

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Extended Power Uprate Is a Winning Strategy for Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:01:52 +0000

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The Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant completed an extended power uprate (EPU) that increased the total capacity of the facility’s three units by about 465 MW. The addition is an important part of the Tennessee

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Protecting DEF from Extreme Cold Is Important

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:28:15 +0000

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According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the winter of 2019–2020 will be filled with bitterly cold weather in the eastern parts of the Rockies and east to the Appalachians. The Northeast should also experience very cold temperatures. For municipalities, public utilities, landscapers, and others that are involved in outdoor work and snow removal, there is always […]

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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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How Remote Operation Centers Can Help Companies Transition

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 02:43:44 +0000

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The energy industry is currently moving from a traditional, highly regulated production model dominated by electricity utilities to a decentralized, deregulated model featuring a higher proportion of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. With subsidies in decline, renewables are reaching grid parity—with costs equal to or less than traditional sources. Not surprisingly, […]

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The X Factor in the Power Market’s New Math

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:44 +0000

How power companies are using experience management, or XM, to reshape customer relationships and reveal new revenue opportunities Here was a company with one of the largest investor-owned electric systems in the U.S.—the owner of close to a dozen electricity distribution entities—and a strong desire to pursue new opportunities outside its traditional regulated business. Those […]

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How to Ensure Plant Reliability and Regulatory Compliance

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:08 +0000

Lock in safe, reliable operations by opening the door to third-party expertise There’s still a big takeaway from a 2008 Florida blackout, and it’s not the size of the fine that followed. Although it was the largest penalty levied under the new reliability standards at that time, here’s the bigger elephant in the room: Florida […]

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Hope for the Blue Sky, Plan for the Storm

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:05:52 +0000

Organizations operating within a mission-critical environment must adopt appropriate technology to mitigate potentially life-threatening problems. As we acknowledge National Preparedness Month this September, we need to remember what is important to electric power customers. They expect to be kept safe, to be heard, and to receive realistic estimated restoration times—especially when a power line is […]

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