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.
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.
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.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $5.5 million in federally funded financial assistance for cost-shared research and development projects under the first phase of the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) Advanced Components for 65 per cent Combined Cycle Efficiency, SCO2 Power Cycles, and Advanced Modular Hybrid Heat Engines.
The electricity generator Luminant has announced that it is closing three coal-fired power plants and a coal mine in Texas, USA, with a consequent loss of around 600 jobs.
A major outage in Puerto Rico has plunged more than 80 per cent of the island back into darkness.
Tyr Energy has chosen Siemens as technology partner for the Hickory Run Energy Centre, a new 1000 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant to be built by Kiewit Power Constructors Co in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.
Bill Gates’ nuclear firm TerraPower and the China National Nuclear Corporation have signed an agreement to develop a world-first nuclear reactor, one that uses the waste of other nuclear reactors as fuel.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced that it will supply 310 wind turbines of different types for five projects in the USA.
GE has announced the signing of an agreement with the New York State Power Authority (NYPA) to advance NYPA’s goal to be the world’s first fully digital utility.