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#Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant

Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant ATLANTA (AP) — Monitors say even the most recent pushback of completion dates for two new nuclear reactors in Georgia isn’t enough to account for all the delays and increased costs they see coming. Testimony filed Wednesday with the Georgia Public Service Commission by engineer … Continue reading #Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant

#Honeywell to test new long-duration flow battery with #Duke

Honeywell to test new long-duration flow battery with Duke Honeywell has developed a new flow battery technology capable of storing and discharging renewably-generated electricity for up to 12 hours, the company announced Tuesday. The company will test the 400 kWh unit at Duke Energy’s Emerging Technology and Innovation Center in Mount Holly, North Carolina next … Continue reading #Honeywell to test new long-duration flow battery with #Duke

Watts Bar Unit 1 Begins Scheduled Refueling, Maintenance Outage

Watts Bar Unit 1 Begins Scheduled Refueling, Maintenance Outage Monday, November 1, 2021 The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 1 safely began a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage late Friday evening after generating more than 14 billion kilowatt-hours of carbon-free energy during 507 days of operation. “For the past 18 months, Watts … Continue reading Watts Bar Unit 1 Begins Scheduled Refueling, Maintenance Outage

#TVA Ends Key Link to Long-Unfinished Alabama Nuclear Plant

TVA Ends Key Link to Long-Unfinished Alabama Nuclear Plant The Tennessee Valley Authority told a federal regulator it won’t renew permits requiring it to maintain the partially completed 1,256-MW Bellefonte nuclear plant site in northeast Alabama—officially ending any plan to finish work that was started in the 1970s and indicating new redevelopment plans. TVA’s mid-September … Continue reading #TVA Ends Key Link to Long-Unfinished Alabama Nuclear Plant

#TVA IS LARGEST SELF-REGULATED ELECTRIC UTILITY

TVA IS LARGEST SELF-REGULATED ELECTRIC UTILITY Mississippi is unique to the rest of the U.S. in that electricity is provided by two of the largest investor-owned utilities Mississippi Power and Entergy Mississippi) along with cooperatives and municipal utilities. The creation of cooperatives dates back to the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) in 1935 in order to … Continue reading #TVA IS LARGEST SELF-REGULATED ELECTRIC UTILITY

#SC #Utilities and solar builders at odds over price for #power contracts

SC utilities and solar builders at odds over price for power contracts South Carolina’s power companies and the solar industry are at odds over how much utilities should pay for the large arrays that continue to pop up across the state. The seven members of the S.C. Public Service Commission soon will decide how much … Continue reading #SC #Utilities and solar builders at odds over price for #power contracts

Long-Delayed #Vogtle Nuclear Plants Want To Delay Reporting How Much Longer They’ll Be Delayed

Long-Delayed Vogtle Nuclear Plants Want To Delay Reporting How Much Longer They’ll Be Delayed When centrists insist we need to build more nuclear power plants as part of the decarbonization push to prevent climate change, they ignore two very important things: New nuclear power plants are fiendishly expensive and have a lousy track record of … Continue reading Long-Delayed #Vogtle Nuclear Plants Want To Delay Reporting How Much Longer They’ll Be Delayed

Remembering #Duke_Energy ‘s Jim #Rogers: A ‘Cathedral’ Thinker

Remembering Duke Energy’s Jim Rogers: A ‘Cathedral’ Thinker The unexpected death last month of James E. (Jim) Rogers at the age of 71 left the energy sector bereft of one of the boldest leaders in its history. Rogers, a CEO in the electric utility and natural gas industry for 25 years, amassed a jaw-dropping track … Continue reading Remembering #Duke_Energy ‘s Jim #Rogers: A ‘Cathedral’ Thinker

Tropical Storm #Michael could hit Florida Gulf Coast as a #Category_2 #hurricane

Tropical Storm Michael could hit Florida Gulf Coast as a Category 2 hurricane An intensifying storm system that became Tropical Storm Michael Sunday afternoon is setting its sights on the northern Gulf Coast, and forecasters say it could be a Category 2 hurricane when it makes landfall. “In fact, nearly every piece of intensity guidance … Continue reading Tropical Storm #Michael could hit Florida Gulf Coast as a #Category_2 #hurricane