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DOE Steps Up Investments into Electric Generation Technology Research

DOE Steps Up Investments into Electric Generation Technology Research The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) over the past two weeks has made a string of funding announcements, including nearly a half-billion dollars of new investment in power-related initiatives. The funding backs advancements in cybersecurity, advanced nuclear, solar, bioenergy, fuel cells, geothermal, and energy storage. $25 … Continue reading DOE Steps Up Investments into Electric Generation Technology Research

Biggest U.S. Electric Grid Has Plan to Keep Power Plants Afloat

Biggest U.S. Electric Grid Has Plan to Keep Power Plants Afloat PJM proposes two-stage auction to keep prices competitive Asks federal regulator to make a decision by June 29 The largest U.S. electricity market is asking federal regulators for help in keeping useful power plants from an early retirement. Beset by complaints from producers that … Continue reading Biggest U.S. Electric Grid Has Plan to Keep Power Plants Afloat

New power lines approved as aging #Oxnard power plants ready for early exit

New power lines approved as aging Oxnard power plants ready for early exit The operator of the state’s electrical grid has approved new transmission lines in and around Ventura County that are expected to meet nearly all the electricity needs created by the demise of Oxnard’s aging power plants. A California Independent System Operator board … Continue reading New power lines approved as aging #Oxnard power plants ready for early exit

PJM greenlights #FirstEnergy to deactivate coal plant units at #Pleasants_Power_Station

PJM greenlights FirstEnergy to deactivate coal plant units at Pleasants Power Station PJM Interconnection reviewed FirstEnergy’s request to deactivate the Pleasants Power station and found no grid impacts, clearing the way for closure by Jan 1. 2019. The plant began operating in 1979. A spokesperson for the company told West Virginia Public Broadcasting that unless … Continue reading PJM greenlights #FirstEnergy to deactivate coal plant units at #Pleasants_Power_Station

‘Good news’ and ‘roadblocks’ on #Renovo_Energy project

‘Good news’ and ‘roadblocks’ on Renovo Energy project RENOVO — Borough Council received a highly anticipated phone call from Tom Emero regarding the progress of the proposed gas power plant, Renovo Energy Center LLC, during Wednesday’s council meeting. Emero, director of Innovative Power Solutions, was on speaker phone and gave council an update on plant … Continue reading ‘Good news’ and ‘roadblocks’ on #Renovo_Energy project

#NRG_Energy ‘s #GenOn sells #Pennsylvania power plant for $520M

NRG Energy’s GenOn sells Pennsylvania power plant for $520M NRG Energy’s (NRG +0.2%) bankrupt GenOn unit agrees to sell its Hunterstown power generation facility in Gettysburg, Pa., to P-E firm Platinum Equity for $520M. Hunterstown is a combined-cycle gas turbine generating power plant that provides 810 MW to the PJM electricity grid, with the ability … Continue reading #NRG_Energy ‘s #GenOn sells #Pennsylvania power plant for $520M

#FirstEnergy will close or sell #Pleasants by Jan. 1, 2019

FirstEnergy will close or sell Pleasants by Jan. 1, 2019 FirstEnergy Corp. announced Friday it will power down or sell its coal-fired, 1,300-megawatt, Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia, on Jan. 1, 2019, Kallanish Energy reports. The plant de-activation by Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy’s Allegheny Energy Supply unit is subject to review by the PJM Interconnection, … Continue reading #FirstEnergy will close or sell #Pleasants by Jan. 1, 2019