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Ed Malley, a power plant redevelopment specialist with the Massachusetts-based TRC Companies, said there is no federal law to keep closed power plants from sitting cold and dark indefinitely. In deregulated power markets, like Pennsylvania, where companies can't pass the costs of decommissioning ... coal-fired power plants businesses
The only way the law can be complied with is by not closing NRC licensed (2032) Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in 2019. When the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant ... New York and Connecticut have passed laws to preserve their nuclear power plants, as clean air is important. New Jersey Sen. Cory ... Power Plant

Australia's Hunter Energy has signed a contract with the IOT Group, a cryptocurrency mining firm, in an effort to reopen a coal power plant in the Hunter Valley Region of Australia. The move would sell electricity at wholesale costs to blockchain companies in an effort to encourage blockchain innovation ...
Opponents of Entergy New Orleans' million peaking power plant in New Orleans East made it clear on Thursday: They are not going away. Opponents angrily denounced City Council members during their second-to-last meeting, chastising them for approving the power plant and displaying a giant ...
London-based financial services giant HSBC has announced that it will cease financing all new coal-fired power plants around the world with three ... published an update to its energy policy on Friday which contained the new decision to cease financing new coal-fired power plants around the ...
The open house comes as TVA is finalizing its plan to close two coal ash storage ponds at the Cumberland power plant and build a new dry landfill and ... The change is part of a bigger effort to move to dry storage of CCRs at all of TVA's coal-fired power plants in the wake of the 2008 failure of a coal ...

As a bribery scandal was brewing in New York, a top energy lobbyist with ties to the Trump administration received $180,000 in payments in 2017 from a company behind a controversial natural gas-fired power plant in New York. The money was for lobbying federal regulators in Washington. Mike ...
Bayat natural gas-fired power plant, which is planned to be constructed in Sheberghan, the capital of Jowzjan Province, Afghanistan, will be the first gas-fired power plant in Afghanistan. Bayat Power, a subsidiary of Bayat Energy, is the project developer. Bayat Power signed a memorandum ...
The United States still has the largest network of nuclear power plants in the world -- bigger even than France, which gets about three-quarters of its power from ... As David Roberts carefully explains, renewables are not in a position right now to take up the slack when a nuclear power plant is retired. nuclear power
Debate continues over a proposed $1.5 billion power plant that would be built in North Bergen, New Jersey, and would send electricity to New York City. ... The company operates four power plants in California and has other U.S. plants operated by Tenaska, representing more than 57 GW of generation. nuclear power
Coal Dust Controversy Spreads At Large Southeast Wisconsin Power Plant ... Wisconsin's largest coal-fired power plant, We Energies' Oak Creek generating facility, is actually two plants in one. The second ... Nationwide, more than 200 similar power plants have shut down in recent years, or plan to do so. nuclear power
The main fuel for the power plant is bituminous coal. According to the company website, the annual generation capacity of the plant was 32,547GWh in 2016. Taichung power station, Taiwan: With a capacity of 5.7GW, it is one of the world's biggest power plants. The coal fired power station is owned and ... nuclear power
Losing millions of dollars a year at its power plants, Ohio-based FirstEnergy has asked the Trump administration for help. Though it may have the ... It's been used to keep plants running after hurricanes Katrina and Ike, and when a lightning strike knocked out a power plant last year. What's the emergency ... nuclear power
Nuclear power plants that wish to participate in the program will have to be certified by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. In order to be eligible to be granted the ZECs, the board must determine that the nuclear power plant meets the objectives of the act. The ZECs are stated as being similar to ... nuclear power
A pre-planned outage at Berlin's wood-burning power plant ends Saturday night. The 75-megawatt Burgess Biomass Plant has been down for routine maintenance since last weekend. Plant manager David Walker says they've been doing this twice a year since 2016. "Biomass plants will typically schedule ... nuclear power
The press release reported that, according to Griffin, the new power plant could create an estimated 400 temporary construction jobs and 40-60 full time jobs, with ... The intent is to build a small 77 megawatt net "clean coal" generation plant at the site of the old FutureGen clean coal power plant facility. nuclear power
It takes a lot of energy to "mine" bitcoins; as we noted earlier, computers have to run "proof of work algorithms." Bitcoins alone are estimated to consume 32 terawatt-hours of electricity per year, about as much as all of Denmark uses. And there are other Blockchain operations that also suck a lot of power. nuclear power

That's the idea behind the Blockchain Application Centre -- an Aussie tech initiative that will see one of the country's now-shuttered coal-fired power plants reopened to provide cheap power for blockchain applications. It's the work of Australian tech company IOT Group, which has partnered with local power ... nuclear power
After a three-and-a-half-year saga to defeat the Puente gas-fired power plant project, Oxnard won. Last week, California energy regulators approved a clean alternative to the polluting plant. It will improve energy reliability in the region and save money to boot. In doing so, they wiped out the need for both ... nuclear power
If built, that solar-power plant will be about 200 times the size of the biggest solar plant operating today. It would more than triple ... Though the country has talked about investing in clean energy for quite some time, it was only in 2017 that it began taking bids to build solar-power plants. And if any country ... nuclear power
He announced the proposed changes March 1, a day before the deadline for power plant operators to release information about groundwater contamination that showed contamination near more than 70 coal-fired power plants and ash dumps from Alaska to Virginia. “The EPA is choosing to side with ... nuclear power
Terrebonne Parish President Gordy Dove gave an overview of the Morgan City power plant review and several other ongoing parish projects during ... MISO operates a regional electrical grid system that now feeds into Houma, connecting various power plants including the one in Morgan City. The review ... nuclear power
AKRON, Ohio — A subsidiary that runs FirstEnergy Corp.'s nuclear and coal-fired power plants has filed for bankruptcy after the utility said earlier that it planned to close its three nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The move announced by FirstEnergy Solutions late Saturday signals the parent ... nuclear power
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – Citing market challenges,” electric utility FirstEnergy says it will close three nuclear plants in Ohio and ... the grid operator for mid-Atlantic states, to provide “just and reasonable” compensation to its fleet of aging coal and nuclear power plants in order to keep them open. nuclear power
The subsidiary that owns the Perry Nuclear Power Plant and the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. FirstEnergy Solutions and FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company filed for the bankruptcy late into the night on March 31st. The company announced earlier ... nuclear power
She said the images taken from power plants in Hidalgo County — Calpine Magic Valley, Merit Compressor Station and STEC Red Gate power plant — were “as bad as (she's) seen anywhere.” Representatives of the three companies did not respond to a request for comment. Since at least 2009, the TCEQ ... nuclear power
The fight to save the Perry Nuclear Power Plant is not over yet, but it is adding a new sense of urgency. On March 28, FirstEnergy Solutions announced plans to decommission the three nuclear power plants it owns in Ohio and Pennsylvania over the course of the next few years. The Perry plant, located in ... nuclear power
FirstEnergy Solutions, the FirstEnergy unit responsible for competitive generation, said it plans to close the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, in 2020; the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pa., in 2021; and the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio, in 2021. The plants ... nuclear power
It's a dystopian nightmare for some, an obvious solution to a long-term problem for others: a decommissioned coal-fired power plant, kick-started and brought back online (partly) to mine cryptocurrency. That's the stated plan of two companies: IOT Group and Hunter Energy. IOT Group is the ... bitcoin
Banning City Council members are expected on Tuesday, Feb. 27, to approve spending $55,000 to hire a firm to audit its electric utility. Banning runs its own electric utility and residents have been asking for a forensic audit of its books. City officials are suggesting a contract with BPB, a Denver-based CPA ... bitcoin
Johns Hopkins computer security experts recently traveled to Hawaii to see how well their hacker-resistant software would operate within a working but currently offline Honolulu power plant. The successful resilience testing, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, was triggered in part by growing ... bitcoin
Ukraine's reserves of coal at thermal power plants fell 2.6% over the past month to 1.47 million mt Monday, the energy and coal industry ministry said Monday. Reserves of anthracite at power plants dropped 8.9% to 601,100 mt, while stocks of thermal coal rose 1.4% to 866,700 mt. Ukraine's power plants ... bitcoin
After the 1.3 gigawatt Pittsburg Generating Station closed in December of 2016, the Delta Energy Center became the largest power plant in the Bay Area by generation capacity. When running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Delta Energy Center can meet the electricity demands of more than ... bitcoin
Oil is a relatively expensive fuel and is used to generate less than 1 percent of the electricity on the mainland United States, deployed by utilities to power backup generators when a power plant's main boilers are taken offline for maintenance. Also, like the government which owns it, PREPA is in financial ... bitcoin
Skip Brennan, of Schenectady, N.Y., the project manager for General Electric, takes a photo Tuesday of the grounds where the CPV Fairview Energy Center will be built in Jackson Township. By Todd Berkey/ CPV Fairview Power Plant. A conceptual drawing supplied by developers of ... bitcoin
JACKSON — A Hattiesburg oilman and longtime critic of Mississippi Power Co. says he won't sue to overturn a settlement that regulators approved earlier this month. Thomas Blanton said Tuesday in a statement that he still believes the Mississippi Public Service Commission didn't have the power to ... bitcoin
More recently, the Spire developers from Johns Hopkins were invited to get their feet wet in Hawaii. At the end of January, Amir and his team went to an offline Hawaiian Electric Company plant in Honolulu and spent two weeks testing the Spire system on the power plant's equipment with the help of HECO ... bitcoin
Now the new virtual power plant seems to be the result of that effort, but just how much of an impact it could have on the price of electricity for those 50,000 homes? It turns out that it can make an important difference. Each home will be equipped with a 5 kW solar array and a Tesla Powerwall 2 home battery ... bitcoin
Using solar power technology Musk has developed, Musk will now improve homes, not just cars. This technology could money for homeowners, grid operators, and Tesla. The virtual power plants is inherrently cost effective. Virtual power plants are essential to the future of renewable energy. bitcoin
Entergy's bid to build a new power plant in eastern New Orleans cleared a major hurdle Wednesday afternoon when a city council committee voted 4-1 in favor of the smaller of two plants offered by the company. The decision ultimately came down to councilmembers' conclusion that the plant will guard ... bitcoin
A Hattiesburg oilman and longtime critic of Mississippi Power Co. says he won't sue to overturn a settlement that regulators approved earlier this month. Thomas Blanton said Tuesday in a statement that he still believes the Mississippi Public Service Commission didn't have the power to change the plant's ... bitcoin
The company entered into payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreements with the Brooke County Commission and the Brooke County Board of Education, as well as a lease agreement with the commission. Another potential natural gas-fired power plant, Moundsville Power, remains stalled, though officials ... bitcoin
21) on whether to allow Entergy New Orleans to construct a peaking power plant in Michoud that would run during times of surging demand. The proposed facility is expected to cost more than $200 million, which would add a projected $5.84 per month to the average Entergy residential customer who ... bitcoin
On Saturday, Perry Schools Superintendent Jack Thompson and Lake County Commissioner Jerry Cirino hosted a "Save the Perry Nuclear Power Plant" rally at Perry High School. Two years ago, the plant announced it would be exiting the power business due to 'unfavorable' markets. Since then, public ... bitcoin
Virtual power plants aren't a new idea for advanced energy companies, but a 250 MW virtual power plant takes the concept to a new level. Stem Inc. completed a 1 MW energy storage virtual power plant in Hawaii early in 2017 using commercial energy storage installations. SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) is ... bitcoin
Most of the reliable reporting about the clean-up of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant since it suffered three meltdowns in March 2011 has been from on-site workers. Even when articles appear in major media outlets about the situation at the crippled reactor, it's usually presented through the ... bitcoin
Kozlowski and so many others packed Perry High with one thing in mind, what's gonna happen to the Perry Nuclear Power Plant? "Overall, it's gonna effect more than just Perry and I don't think people realize that," Kozlowski said. The 1100-Acre sight could possibly shut down operations due to the fact that ... bitcoin
(AP) — NorthWestern Energy won't buy a distressed power plant in southeastern Montana that could be forced to shut down if a buyer isn't found by ... Chris Puyear, a spokesman for the PSC, said it was “patently ridiculous” that the commission hampered NorthWestern's ability to consider the power plant. bitcoin
In this episode of The POWER Podcast, Chris Grove, director of industrial security for Indegy, offers some tips for keeping bad actors out of power plants. Gaining visibility into systems is an important first step. Once companies understand what risks they're exposed to, getting a broad-based team of both ... bitcoin
“It's like losing your old friend, you know, that's been very loyal and good to you for the time that they've been here,” said Jeff Looney, Fairfield City Administrator. Fueled largely by locally mined coal, Big Brown Power Plant began operations in 1971 and employed more than 200 people, many of them living ... bitcoin


Welcome to the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC). NERC's mission is to ensure that the bulk electric system in North America is reliable, adequate and secure. Since its formation in 1968, NERC has operated successfully as a voluntary organization, relying on reciprocity, peer pressure and the mutual self-interest of all those involved. Through this voluntary approach, NERC has helped to make the North American bulk electric system the most reliable in the world.


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