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Category: Conventional Fuels


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Exelon Set to Decommission Illinois Nuclear Plants

July 29, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Exelon Generation has filed plans to decommission its Dresden and Byron nuclear power plants in Illinois, citing a lack of action from state lawmakers on clean energy legislation that would help save the facilities. The nation’s largest operator of nuclear […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Progress on Kairos Power’s Advanced Nuclear Reactor Demonstration Project

July 22, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Leaders in Tennessee and officials from Kairos Power announced last week that a privately funded project to establish a low-power demonstration reactor at the East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge is moving forward. Alameda, California-based Kairos Power plans to […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Developer Abandons Virginia Gas-Fired Power Project

July 12, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A Michigan-based energy company that planned to build a 1.1-GW gas-fired power plant in Virginia has pulled the plug on the project. NOVI Energy on July 9 said it would abandon development of the C4GT plant in Charles City County, […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Long-Duration Energy Storage: A Strategy for Retiring Coal Plants?

June 29, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

As the U.S. moves toward cleaner energy sources, and utilities work toward carbon reduction mandates, coal plants are closing at rapid rates across the country. Approximately 79,000 Americans were employed in coal-fired electricity generation in 2019, 13,000 fewer than in […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

New Gas-Fired Units Would Replace Coal at Indiana Plant

June 28, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

CenterPoint Energy could begin construction of two new natural gas-fired units to serve electricity customers in Indiana as soon as next year, if state regulators approve the utility’s plan that includes the closure of two units of a coal-fired power […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Consumers Energy to Quit Coal by 2025, Speeding Closure of Five Units

June 24, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Michigan’s largest energy provider Consumers Energy will stop using coal as a fuel source for power generation within the next four years—15 years earlier than previously planned. In an updated integrated resource plan (IRP) filed with the Michigan Public Service […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

GE Hitachi: Nuclear Costs, Innovation Must Be a Pivotal Focus for Carbon-Free Future

June 23, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Nuclear energy’s future as a critical pillar in a decarbonized world will depend on its adaptability to rapid change, but the sector must focus on costs, certainty of outcome, reliability, and experience to cement its role beyond the transition, GE […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Despite South Carolina IRP Rejection, Duke Energy Seeks 80-Year Operation for Oconee Nuclear Units

June 22, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Duke Energy has kicked off an effort to renew the operating licenses of all its 11 nuclear reactors for 20 more years, starting with Oconee Nuclear Station, its largest nuclear plant. The utility on June 21 filed an application with […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Enapter Makes Headway on AEM Electrolyzer Mass Production 

June 17, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Enapter, a German manufacturer of Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) electrolyzers, is gearing up to deploy an automated production line to scale up electrolyzer manufacturing and ramp up green hydrogen production. The company on June 14 said that after “months of […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

GE Will Pilot F-Class Dual-Fuel Gas and Hydrogen Plant in Australia

June 16, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

GE will supply a 50-Hz F-class gas turbine that is capable of combusting natural gas and hydrogen-blended fuels at EnergyAustralia’s 316-MW Tallawarra B Power Station in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, in a project that will demonstrate how the coal-rich […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Loyalty in fuel retail is more than just collecting points

June 15, 2021

Via: PetrolPlaza

It’s no secret: the fuel retail market is changing rapidly. The products and services made available through forecourts are continuously evolving, driven by an increased customer demand for convenience. Retailers are transforming their business from a fuel-centric to a convenience-centric […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Nuclear First—Work Starts on Russian Fast Neutron Reactor

June 8, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Construction of a 300-MW nuclear power unit showcasing a fuel specially developed for the reactor is underway in Siberia, a project that industry experts say could provide a dramatic leap forward in nuclear power technology. The project is being hailed […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Coal Substitutes Touted as Way to Keep Coal-Fired Power Plants Open

June 1, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The move away from coal-fired power generation has supported the growth of other technologies to produce electricity. Discussions often revolve around renewable resources such as solar and wind, or the increased use of natural gas. Another technology also is looking […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Looking for Carbon-Free Energy Resources? Don’t Forget Nuclear Power

May 20, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

As leaders around the world take steps to decarbonize energy supplies, many people have focused their attention specifically on wind and solar power. What they may fail to recognize is that nuclear power provides more electricity in the U.S. than […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Hydrogen from Nuclear Power Test Set at Idaho Lab

May 18, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A California company that introduced a new electrolyzer technology last year has announced an agreement with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to test how nuclear energy can create clean hydrogen using the product. San Jose-based Bloom Energy on May 18 said […]