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Dominion Files To Keep Surry Running 80 Years

Nuclear Power - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:27
Dominion Energy said this week it had filed an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to renew Surry Power Station's operating licenses for an additional 20-year term, which makes it the third nuclear plant in the country to seek permission to operate its reactors for up to 80 years.(read more)

UK-Ireland link passes regulatory hurdle

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:13
IRELAND: The energy regulator has decided that a proposed 500MW, 205-kilometre interconnector between Ireland and the UK is in the public interest.
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NRC Grants License Amendments For Oyster Creek

Nuclear Power - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:05
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that it had Exelon Generation Company’s request to modify the emergency preparedness plan for the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lacey Township, N.J. in a manner that reflects the power plant's decommissioning phase.(read more)

Could Sustainable Clean Energy Securitization Save the Planet?

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:19
The financial instrument that nearly collapsed the global economy is being re-engineered to create a new market with a lofty goal: to save the planet.

Industry and Academia Partner To Train Next Generation of Digital Grid Experts

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:00
Last week, Siemens and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) announced a new new academic partnership that they say will provide students with the skills needed to operate and advance the nation’s energy grid.

New Iron Mountain power deal in Kansas

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 09:43
UNITED STATES: Data company Iron Mountain will buy the electricity from 145MW of NextEra Energy's 220MW Pretty Prairie project, under development in eastern Reno County, Kansas.
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RES to repower first French wind farm

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 09:37
FRANCE: RES will repower an entire project for the first time by upgrading the first wind farm it built in France.
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New centre to aid corporate power deals

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:45
AUSTRALIA: The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) has helped launch a new A$1.74 million (US$1.24 million) company to aid corporations in the country to procure renewables.
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Energy Storage in California is About to Get MUCH Cleaner. Here’s How.

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 16:47
California recently joined other leading states, provinces, cities, and corporations around the world by setting an ambitious 100 percent carbon-free electricity target. It’s a landmark, not because California was the first, but because it is the biggest. The state ranks as the fifth-largest economy in the world.

Voith and Siemens to collaborate on hybrid plants that include hydropower

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 16:00

Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG and the Siemens Energy Management Division have signed a letter of intent for collaborating on appropriate hybrid power projects containing hydropower.

SEFOR Core Lifted, Waiting Trip To Nevada

Nuclear Power - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:15
The reactor core for the former research reactor at the University of Arkansas' SEFOR site has been lifted and is close to making its journey to the National Security Site in Nevada, an Energy Solutions spokesman confirmed.(read more)

Global Electrification Goals Are Driving Microgrid Market

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:05
According to the Microgrid Market Growth Potential - Industry Size Outlook Report 2024, the microgrid market is expected to reach $19 billion by 2024, nearly five times the original valuation of this business space in 2016.

IAEA Preparedness Review Notes Pros and Cons In Belarus

Nuclear Power - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 14:25
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of expert visited Belarus, which is building its first nuclear power facility, to assess its preparedness in the event of a nuclear, radiological emergency. The IAEA noted strengths and areas that could use improvements, the agency said.(read more)

Denmark Does U-Turn on Electric Cars to Reach Fossil-Free Future

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:08
Denmark plans to postpone tax increases on electric vehicles as part of a slew of new measures the government is seeking to consolidate the country’s reputation as a “green pioneer” and help it achieve its climate goals.

Cybersecurity Pact for Europe’s Energy Sector

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:57

A European cybersecurity pact has been agreed that is intended to make “the tools of the energy transition safe for citizens and secure for providers”.

Grid operators plan wind-to-gas pilot

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:15
GERMANY: Three electricity and gas grid operators have unveiled a plan to build a 100MW wind power-to-gas pilot plant in Lower Saxony, northern Germany.
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No-deal Brexit 'lose-lose' for EU energy sector

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:10
EUROPE: Failure to reach a Brexit deal would deliver a major blow to Europe's energy sector, industry leaders have warned policymakers.
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SoCal Edison Selects esVolta for Energy Storage Projects

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:00

The projects, which are pending approval by the California Public Utilities Commission, include the Wildcat Energy Storage project (3 MW/12 MWh) near Palm Springs and the three Acorn Energy Storage projects (total combined capacity of 6.5 MW/26.5 MWh) in Thousand Oaks.

Vaisala acquires lidar producer Leosphere

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 08:12
FINLAND: Measurements specialist Vaisala has acquired French lidar provider Leosphere for €38 million as the Finnish firm expands its offering.
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LM signs three-year supply deal with Goldwind

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 08:09
CHINA: LM Wind Power will provide blades for Goldwind's onshore 3-4MW platform under a three-year supply deal between the two companies.
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