EHS for Power Plants News

  • NuScale submits first SMR application to U.S. regulators

    NuScale Power has submitted its small modular reactor (SMR) design to U.S. regulators, the first design certification application for any SMR in the country. The company submitted its 12,000 page application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) last week. The NuScale SMR design consists of integrated pressurized water reactor modules capable of generating up to 50 megawatts (MW) of ...

  • EIA: Renewables to grow with or without Clean Power Plan

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says it predicts renewable energy sources will continue to grow at a record pace regardless of whether the incoming administration of President-elect Trump does away with key regulations like the Clean Power Plan (CPP). According to the EIA’s 2017 Annual Energy Outlook, the United States will become a net energy exporter sometime in the next ...

  • Thailand’s new substations will improve the electrical power system reliability for Bangkok’s growing industrial base

    The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is rolling out a series of electrical power system substation and transmission projects that will significantly improve the reliability of electricity supply for industrial customers and increase the competitiveness of Thailand to attract investment. The EGAT made progress on the electrical power substation improvement program with the ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Clarke Energy Exhibits at Biogaz Europe 2017

    Clarke Energy is the approved distributor and service provider for GE’s Jenbacher reciprocating engines. We are committed to provide high quality facilities offering a reliable service as well as long-term support for the maintenance of the installations. Our offerings range from the supply of an engine through to the turn key installation of a multi-engine power plant. Applications include ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • City of Gallup selects CH2M for design-build operate services to improve city services

    The City of Gallup, New Mexico, council members approved an 8-year contract with CH2M to take over operations and maintenance of the city’s 5-million-gallon-per-day wastewater treatment plant. In addition to Operations Management Services, CH2M will design and construct an upgrade to the current facility. Upgrades will help the community with odor-control issues and boost efficiency of ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • City of Gallup selects CH2M for design-build operate services to improve city services

    The City of Gallup, New Mexico, council members approved an 8-year contract with CH2M to take over operations and maintenance of the city's 5-million-gallon-per-day wastewater treatment plant. In addition to Operations Management Services, CH2M will design and construct an upgrade to the current facility. Upgrades will help the community with odor-control issues and boost efficiency of biosolids ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • ARPA-E Announces $70 Million in Funding for New Programs to Power Transportation and Store Carbon in Soil

    The Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced up to $70 million in funding for its two newest programs: Renewable Energy to Fuels Through Utilization of Energy-Dense Liquids (REFUEL) and Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration (ROOTS). REFUEL projects will use water, molecules from the air and electricity from renewable sources to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Nuclear Retirements Could Lead to Significant Increases in Short- and Long-Term Carbon Emissions, According to Brattle Economists

    A whitepaper by Brattle economists finds that the vulnerability of some U.S. nuclear power plants to premature retirement could create a major threat to the attainment of carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction. According to the Brattle analysis, the retirement of a 1,000 ...


    By The Brattle Group

  • Forecasting Europe’s water quality from space

    Drinking water accounts for about 18% of the total fresh water abstractions in the European Union (EU). Providing safe and reliable drinking water to over 508 million inhabitants, places the water sector at the centre of environmental, social and economic decision-making. Performance efficiency in water utilities has traditionally been associated with good water quality production and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • FirstEnergy to sell Pennsylvania gas plants

    FirstEnergy Corp. has filed paperwork with federal regulators stating its intent to sell four natural gas-fired power plants in Pennsylvania, part of the company’s overall strategy to exit the competitive electricity business. In a Form 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, FirstEnergy subsidiary Allegheny Energy Supply Co. has entered into a non-binding letter of ...

  • Trump taps climate change skeptic to head EPA

    President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a well-known critic of President Obama’s carbon reduction policies, to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a move which lays bare Trump’s determination to dismantle the EPA’s efforts to curb global climate change. Pruitt has openly questioned the scientific consensus that man-made ...

  • Entergy to close Palisades nuclear plant in 2018

    Entergy Corp. announced plans last week to permanently close the issue-plagued Palisades nuclear power plant in Southwest Michigan in late 2018, part of the company’s strategy to reduce its reliance on nuclear amid low wholesale prices. Entergy and Michigan-based Consumers Energy say they’ve agreed to end a power purchase agreement for the plant.  The planned shutdown is expected ...

  • IEA urges the Czech Republic to set conditions to boost energy investments

    The International Energy Agency praised the Czech Republic for supporting the development of robust natural gas and electricity infrastructure in its latest review of Czech energy policies. The country has the highest level of electricity interconnection capacity within Central Europe and is equally well connected to neighbouring natural gas markets. Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA's executive director, ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Biogen Food Waste AD Plant, St Asaph

    Biogen provides an integrated food waste management solution for supermarkets, caterers, pubs, hotels, food manufacturers and local authorities across the UK. The plant in Waen, St Asaph processes waste from a variety of county’s such as Conwy, Swansea, Denbighshire and Flintshire. The anaerobic digestion (AD) plant processes 22,500 tonnes of food ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Innovation in Facilities Management Expo 2016

    Clarke Energy is sponsoring and speaking at the Innovation in Facilities Management Exhibtion, hosted by and held at Barts Health NHS Trust on 13th December 2016. The event is now in its second year and the first innovation in facilities management (FM) event. The concept for this exhibition has been driven by a desire to challenge the norms in FM ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Want to analyze wears metals on-site? - Webinar: `On-site wear metal analysis for optimized equipment maintenance`

    What do the U.S. Air Force, Formula One race car teams and nuclear power plants all have in common? They rely on SpectrOil analyzers to protect their mission-critical assets from premature failure. By monitoring trace metals in system oil samples, this analyzer pinpoints high wear components, enabling timely oil changes and ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Clarke Energy Wins With Pink Power

    Clarke Energy achieved ‘Sustainable Project of The Year’ at the 2016 Builder and Engineer Awards with the Barts NHS Trust Pink Power Project. The Builder and Engineer awards is one of the largest and most established awards programmes in the ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Illinois legislature saves Exelon nuclear plants

    Both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly passed a sweeping energy bill last week that includes financial support for two failing Exelon nuclear plants. In what is described as the largest energy bill the state has seen in over two decades, Illinois lawmakers agreed to require ratepayers statewide to provide $235 million in annual subsidies to keep Exelon’s nuclear facilities in Quad ...

  • Software and Hardware Upgrades Could Cut Global CO2 Emissions from Coal and Gas Power Plants by One Billion Metric Tons

    GE today released a new analysis of global power plants, which found that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the world's fleet of coal and gas plants can be reduced by 10 percent -- the equivalent of removing 95 percent of cars off U.S. roads -- when existing hardware and software solutions are fully applied. The analysis is the first to quantify the emission reductions of using existing ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Water Works Association and the National Association of Water Companies challenged a new rule on steam power plant discharges, arguing that it does not adequately protect drinking water consumers. In challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Effluent Limitation Guidelines for ...

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