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#Dominion_Energy applies for additional 20-year license for its #North_Anna Power Station nuclear reactor units

Dominion Energy applies for additional 20-year license for its North Anna Power Station nuclear reactor units Dominion Energy, Virginia’s largest utility company, is seeking approval from federal regulators to continue operating its two nuclear reactor units in Louisa County until the years 2058 and 2060. The Richmond-based company said Friday it has filed an application … Continue reading #Dominion_Energy applies for additional 20-year license for its #North_Anna Power Station nuclear reactor units

China’s first homegrown nuclear reactor begins loading fuel

China’s first homegrown nuclear reactor begins loading fuel [BEIJING] China’s homegrown nuclear technology took a significant step forward as a Hualong One reactor began loading fuel for the first time. China National Nuclear Power Co, a unit of China National Nuclear Corp, said fuel loading started at the Fuqing No 5 reactor, the first to … Continue reading China’s first homegrown nuclear reactor begins loading fuel

#Kentucky_Power proceeding with Pike, Floyd upgrades

Kentucky Power proceeding with Pike, Floyd upgrades ASHLAND, Ky.(Press Release) – Kentucky Power representatives are resuming plans for power upgrades in Pike and Floyd counties. The Kewanee – Enterprise Park 138-kV Transmission Project involves building approximately five miles of transmission line and a new substation to address electrical needs in the area. Company representatives announced … Continue reading #Kentucky_Power proceeding with Pike, Floyd upgrades

ERCOT expects to have sufficient resources this fall and winter: reports

ERCOT expects to have sufficient resources this fall and winter: reports Houston — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ latest resource adequacy assements for fall and winter show growing excesses of resources over peakloads under various scenarios, but natural gas prices may be a bigger factor in power prices during those period, an analyst said … Continue reading ERCOT expects to have sufficient resources this fall and winter: reports

#Mexico ’s fight against renewable energy: the story so far

Mexico’s fight against renewable energy: the story so far When Andres Manuel López Obrador was elected president of Mexico in July 2018, he promised to return the country’s energy companies to their former glory. Since then, his policies have turned away renewable investment and prompted an internal legal struggle. In his first speech following election, … Continue reading #Mexico ’s fight against renewable energy: the story so far

Construction begins on energy storage system relying on gravity

Construction begins on energy storage system relying on gravity Gravity has been the center of wonderment for physicists, mathematicians and thinkers of all kinds for centuries. In the early 1600s, astronomer Galileo dropped balls from the Tower of Pisa and declared that gravitational acceleration is the same for all objects. Decades later, Isaac Newton expanded … Continue reading Construction begins on energy storage system relying on gravity

Batteries begin storing wind and solar energy for the Texas grid

Batteries begin storing wind and solar energy for the Texas grid Conventional wisdom maintains that wind and solar power depend on affordable energy storage, and until battery prices drop, the United States will rely on natural gas and coal-fired power plants. A few years ago, most analysts thought it would take decades, but the clean … Continue reading Batteries begin storing wind and solar energy for the Texas grid

DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate #California Power Crisis

DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate California Power Crisis The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Sept. 6 took the rare but drastic action of issuing an emergency order under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to authorize the maximum operation of three natural gas–fired facilities on the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO’s) grid whose full … Continue reading DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate #California Power Crisis

#Mexico blocks private renewable energy expansion

Mexico blocks private renewable energy expansion Earlier this year, Mexico’s National Center of Energy Control (CENACE) issued a controversial directive limiting the amount of renewable energy that could be generated in the country. The order suspended licences for renewable energy plants set to begin operational testing after May 3. Two weeks later, the Energy Secretariat … Continue reading #Mexico blocks private renewable energy expansion

CAISO Lifts Stage 2 Emergency Alert; No Outages Ordered

CAISO Lifts Stage 2 Emergency Alert; No Outages Ordered California’s Independent System Operator lifted its Stage 2 emergency declaration a little over two hours after it was declared on Sunday night. CAISO called for the Stage 2 emergency on Sunday evening at 6:23 p.m., warning residents about the possibility of rotating blackouts and advising them … Continue reading CAISO Lifts Stage 2 Emergency Alert; No Outages Ordered