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U.S. Senate forwards bill to license advanced nuclear power
A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators easily advanced a bill last week that will update regulations to help drive advanced nuclear power plants into the market. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted 18-3 to pass the bill, sponsored by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), which is an updated version of a similar bill that stalled in the Senate last year. The bill would require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to develop a regulatory framework enabling the licensing of advanced nuclear reactors,...
One of the World`s Largest Geothermal Power Plants Commences Commercial Operation
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) and Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ORA) today announced that the first unit of the Sarulla geothermal power plant, one of the world`s largest power plants, located in Indonesia`s North Sumatra, has commenced commercial operation. The approximately 110 MW power plant, which combines flash and binary technologies to provide a high efficiency power plant and 100% reinjection of the exploited geothermal fluid, is operated by Sarulla Operations Ltd. (SOL). As participants in the...
GE & Caithness Announce Innovative Power Deal that Could Exceed $1B to Build Multiple HA Combined-Cycle Power Plants in US
GE and Caithness Energy recently announced an exclusive agreement with the intent to pursue development of multiple new HA combined-cycle power plants in the United States. The equipment package that GE will deliver as part of the agreement has a total value that could exceed $1 billion. The package is configured to include up to six high-efficiency HA gas turbines, six steam turbines, six heat recovery steam generators and other equipment - known as the power island. The agreement is expected to be effective...
mPrest and New York Power Authority (NYPA) Announce Software to Ensure Reliability of Statewide Critical Power Infrastructure
mPrest, a provider of mission-critical monitoring, control and analytics software for utilities, and the New York Power Authority (NYPA), New York state`s largest public power organization, announced the decision to deploy operationally a predictive health analytics application which enhances operational reliability and cost-effectiveness of NYPA`s critical assets network. mPrest`s Asset Health Management application was developed in collaboration with NYPA and is already deployed and monitors the operational...
DESMI Pumps More Than a Match for Power Plant Residues
Powering forward The world is gradually moving away from traditional energy production such as coal and gas and, as a result of the drive towards sustainability in recent years, waste-to-energy and biomass power plants have become a popular production method. Like their fossil-fuel colleagues, however, these plants must remove or ‘scrub’ potentially hazardous pollutants from the flue stage of the process. The system requirements for flue gas cleaning depend on a long list of factors. Gas cleaning of...