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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Duke Energy begins operating Idaho’s largest solar plant

January 26, 2023

Via: Power Engineering International

Idaho’s largest solar plant is now commercially operable. This is Duke Energy’s first utility-scale renewable energy project in the Potato State. The 120 MW Jackpot Solar project will provide energy to Idaho Power through a 20-year power purchase agreement. SOLV […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE funds projects to work on overcoming fusion energy hurdles

January 19, 2023

Via: Power Engineering International

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced $2.3 million in funding for 10 projects intended to pair private industry with DOE’s national laboratories to overcome challenges in fusion energy development. In December, DOE announced that a team at Lawrence Livermore National […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

U.S. aims to streamline offshore wind development

January 17, 2023

Via: Power Engineering International

The U.S. Department of the Interior proposed updating its rules for offshore wind development, a move that the agency said could save developers some $1 billion over a 20-year period. The proposed regulations would aim to modernize regulations, streamline overly […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

DOE encourages 33 groups to submit regional clean hydrogen hub applications

January 13, 2023

Via: Power Engineering

The Great Lakes Clean Hydrogen coalition (GLCH) said it received encouragement from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to submit of a full hydrogen hub application. The coalition, which includes Linde, Energy Harbor, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., GE Aerospace and the University […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Pioneering U.S. Wave Energy Power Plant Unveiled

January 12, 2023

Via: PowerMag

One of the first U.S.-based wave energy power plants is set to be deployed at AltaSea’s 35-acre campus located at the Port of Los Angeles. Israeli firm Eco Wave Power, which unveiled the project on Jan. 12, said the AltaSea […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Construction Underway on South Dakota’s Largest Solar Project

January 10, 2023

Via: PowerMag

A 128-MW solar energy project that will serve customers of a regional electric power cooperative is under construction in South Dakota, with the facility expected to enter commercial operation later this year. National Grid Renewables on Jan. 10 said work […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Renewable Natural Gas Projects Announced for South Dakota, Florida

January 9, 2023

Via: PowerMag

More projects to increase the supply of renewable natural gas (RNG) have been announced in Florida and South Dakota, as investments continue in technologies to produce a low-carbon fuel that could replace diesel and other fossil fuels. OPAL Fuels, headquartered […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Biden Administration Rolls Out ‘Durable’ WOTUS Definition in Final Rule

December 30, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The Biden administration has rolled out in a final what it says is a “durable” definition of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS), potentially capping a legal and political battle that has raged for nearly two decades. The final rule issued […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Updates on Five Big Nuclear Energy Developments POWER Was Watching in 2022

December 30, 2022

Via: PowerMag

In January 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) published a list of five nuclear energy stories to watch in 2022. Here’s an update on the items the NE felt were important for industry insiders […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Bulk Power System Deficiencies During Winter Storm Elliot Prompt Inquiries

December 29, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Assessments are underway to pin down factors that prompted emergencies, tight grid conditions, and even load-shedding by major entities as Winter Storm Elliot bore down on the North American bulk power system (BPS) this past week. The Federal Energy Regulatory […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE Proposes New Distribution Transformer Standards as Crippling Shortages Persist

December 29, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Almost all distribution transformers produced or imported into the U.S. under a new energy efficiency standards proposed by the Department of Energy (DOE) could require amorphous steel cores starting in 2027. The measure, unveiled as industry grapples with a crippling […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Covering More with Less: Securing Renewable Energy Sources

December 27, 2022

Via: PowerMag

A wide range of industries fall under the umbrella of critical infrastructure, and they are all—as the name implies—critical. From energy production and water treatment to transportation and data storage, everything within critical infrastructure serves an essential purpose when it […]


Miscellaneous

The 12 Most-Read POWER Global Monitor Articles of 2022

December 27, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Every month, POWER magazine publishes several articles in its Global Monitor section covering topics important to the electric power generation industry. The articles typically feature interesting updates on progress made at notable projects around the world, big policy changes, or […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Advanced cooling water treatment concepts (Part 4)

December 22, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

For decades, oxidizing biocides have served as the core treatment for microbiological control in cooling systems. Chlorine is the most well-known biocide, but the evolution of scale/corrosion control programs, and the related shift from slightly acidic to moderately basic pH, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

New Report Shows EU Solar Installations Rise Nearly 50%

December 20, 2022

Via: PowerMag

A new report from industry group SolarPower Europe shows that solar installations in the European Union increased by almost 50% year-over-year in 2022, to a record 41.4 GW of generation capacity. “The numbers are clear. Solar is offering a lifeline […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How the Inflation Reduction Act is changing the energy storage supply chain

December 15, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

To meet its ambitious climate goals, the U.S. must develop 100 gigawatts (GW) of energy storage by 2030. While energy storage capacity in the U.S. tripled last year, the market has only made a small dent with just more than […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DTE Energy officially retires two coal plants

December 14, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

DTE Energy announced the retirement of two coal-fired power plants in Southeast Michigan as part of a long-term plan to accelerate decarbonization goals. With the retirement of the Trenton Channel and St. Clair plants, nearly one-third of the electricity generated […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

New Jersey’s last operating coal plant imploded

December 12, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

A former coal-fired power plant in New Jersey was imploded earlier this month as the state moves aggressively to adopt clean energy policies. Starwood Energy demolished the former Logan Generating Plant and announced plans for a new $1 billion venture […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Congress likely to intervene to prevent rail strike, keep coal supply on track

November 30, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Congress is likely to intervene to prevent a potentially devastating rail strike that would hamper shipments of coal and other commodities. President Joe Biden has asked Congress to impose a compromise labor agreement and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Federal Railroad Administration releases priorities for Northeast Corridor

November 18, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently released its list of priority projects in the Northeast Corridor (NEC), a railroad line that spans from Boston to Washington, D.C. The NEC Project Inventory guides up to $24 billion in funding FRA will […]