Hitachi and Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy have announced that the UK ABWR has successfully completed the UK Nuclear Regulators’ Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process within the target period of five years.
The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the grid operator for New York state’s power grid, has said in a report that the state will have enough electricity after the closure of two reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in 2020 and 2021.
Siemens has announced that it has signed contracts with the state-owned utility General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to expand Libya’s power generation capacity by around 1.3 GW.
GE Power has announced that it has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the extension of the Gabal El Zayt 22/220 kV Gas Insulated Substation, connecting an additional 120 MW of power to the national grid by the end of 2018.
A unit of China Three Gorges Corporation has announced that it will construct a $151 million floating solar power plant, the largest in the world, in the Chinese province of Anhui.
GE has announced that it will cut 12,000 jobs worldwide in its power division as alternative energy supplants demand for coal and other fossil fuels.
South Korea’s Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) has won preferred bidder status for Toshiba’s NuGen, the business developing the Moorside nuclear project in Cumbria, UK.
GE Power has announced that its largest and most efficient gas turbine, the HA, is available at over 64 per cent efficiency in combined cycle plants.
Israel has signed an agreement to join the US-led Power Africa Initiative in Jerusalem on 4 December.
The UK Government is expected to fund development of the first generation of small modular reactors (SMRs) in Britain later this week, with up to £100 million being made available.