Tag: power plants

Public Utilities, Waste Management

The Biden Administration Announces Funding for Nuclear Waste Recycling

October 24, 2022

Via: Waste360

On Friday the Biden Administration announced it will be funding projects to recycle nuclear waste from power plants. A portion of this funding will be going to through reprocessing, which is not a commonly practiced technology in the United States […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

South Carolina electric co-ops unveil generation plan, won’t opt in to proposed natural gas plant

October 21, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

A group representing 20 independent power producers in South Carolina unveiled a plan to diversify its generation supply, rather than rely on a natural-gas fired plant proposed by public utility company Santee Cooper. The plan from Central Electric Power Cooperative […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Advantages of Leak Detection Technology in Power Plants

June 9, 2022

Via: PowerMag

The first step to solving a problem is recognizing that one is present. An operations team cannot adequately put a sufficient maintenance plan in place if there is no awareness that maintenance is required. One particular area that used to […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Propelling the transition: The battle for control of virtual power plants is just beginning

August 18, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The largest power plants in the the U.S. — massive feats of engineering like the over 5,000 foot-long, 6,800-MW capacity Grand Coulee Dam — are proving to be no match in scale to the combined power of the rooftops and […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Report: Natural gas is a loser for long-term utility shareholder value

April 20, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The question of when or if natural gas investments will become “stranded assets” has been controversial in the investment community. Some argue that even with political and societal pressures to move toward net-zero emissions, natural gas will still be a […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Washington utilities need better carbon cost estimates in IRPs, regulator says

May 9, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The utilities that serve Washington State have been moving away from coal-fired power, but going forward the UTC wants the utilities to step up those efforts. And it wants them to improve consideration of carbon costs in their estimates of […]

Basic Services

How Utilities Charged Consumers $40 Billion for Failed Power Plants

December 22, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Good journalism is more important than ever. In our last episode of the year, we’re choosing our favorite energy reporting of 2017. We’ll start off with a conversation about a damning investigative piece on how U.S. utilities put ratepayers on […]

Electric Utility, Other Utilities

AES Looks to Drones and Robots for Inspecting Power Plants in Extreme Heat

November 9, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

Energy storage solutions provider AES Corp. on Nov. 7 launched an open innovation contest targeted at improving the safety and increasing availability of power plants through unmanned inspections in extreme heat. “AES takes our mission of improving lives seriously and […]

Civil Service, Electric Utility, Other Utilities

Pokemon Are Taking Over Nuclear Power Plants and Substations

July 18, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

We’ve entered a strange new era for the electric power sector — for all of humanity, really. Utility workers are familiar with obscure terms like differentiator circuits, ohmmeters and potentiometers. But they’re now being forced to learn about Charmanders, Bulbasaurs […]