An Inside Look at a State-of-the-Art Training Facility [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2019 13:41:51 +0000

Royce Peters, senior technical coordinator for the Carpenters International Training Center (ITC) in Las Vegas, Nevada, was a guest on The POWER Podcast. The ITC is the largest and most-comprehensive training facility of its kind in the world. Following the completion of phase six of construction in 2018, the center now has more than 1.2 […]

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National Engineers Week: Engineering for the Power World 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:34:37 +0000

This week (Feb. 17–23) is National Engineers Week. “EWeek” as the National Society of Professional Engineers calls it, is a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations, and government agencies. Its key goal: raising public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to quality of life.  Over the […]

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POWER Interview: The Future of Power Sector Engineering Amid Market Disruptions

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:00:39 +0000

Last December, Danish engineering, design, and consultancy firm Ramboll Group, entered into an agreement to acquire U.S-based engineering and design consultancy OBG. Founded in 1945, OBG has delivered integrated engineering solutions within water, energy, environment and advanced manufacturing, and today, the company says it has extensive client relationships in both the private and public sectors, […]

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Global Report Warns of Looming Skills Shortages in Power, Nuclear, Renewables Sectors

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 14:48:25 +0000

Power companies worldwide are struggling to balance talent shortages with changing skills needed for an increasingly digitalized business, the newly released Global Energy Talent Index (GETI) suggests.  The Jan. 22–released annual energy recruitment and employment trends report by Airswift, a global energy workforce provider, and Energy Jobline, an online jobsite dedicated to the energy and […]

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Fate of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Site In Play

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:37:38 +0000

The Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel (DCDEP) on Jan. 8 released its recommendations for the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant and surrounding lands after the plant ceases operations in 2025. The panel—created to foster open and transparent dialogue between members of the local community and the plant’s owner Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E)—suggested a […]

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Governor to TVA: Keep Paradise Coal Unit Open

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 19:50:07 +0000

In a letter addressed to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) CEO Bill Johnson, Kentucky Gov. Matthew G. Bevin said it “would be a huge mistake” to permanently shut down Paradise Unit 3—the last operating coal unit at the Paradise site in Muhlenburg County, Kentucky. According to the governor, “the impact on our economy and our region’s […]

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Key Power Industry Conferences and Trade Shows to Think About in 2019

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 14:38:05 +0000

Conferences and exhibitions are a valuable way for power professionals to share ideas and network, gain up-to-date training, further education, understand regulatory or policy changes, and access the latest products and technologies. POWER‘s editors compiled this helpful list of events in 2019 that cater to the power industry.  FEBRUARY ARC Industry Forum February 4-7 Orlando, […]

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Regulators Back Dominion Takeover of SCANA

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:53:02 +0000

Dominion Energy’s bid to purchase SCANA Corp. and its South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) utility, approved by South Carolina regulators on Dec. 14, could bring some stability to SCANA. Shareholders hope that’s the case; they’re excited about swapping their devalued SCANA shares for more valuable Dominion stock. Workers, though, remain uncertain about their futures, […]

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Plagued by Grim Challenges, Vogtle Nuclear Expansion Lags Behind Schedule, Says Oversight Consultant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:36:55 +0000

The two-unit Vogtle expansion in Georgia faces major challenges that are poised to derail its schedule and ramp up costs—and the project is already behind schedule, a consulting firm tasked with construction oversight of the project told regulators. In revealing testimony filed with the Georgia Public Service Commission’s (PSC’s) public interest advocacy staff on November […]

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