Additional power and lower electricity tariff for Nigerians as 14 solar developers sign a $1.75bn deal with the federal government

Yesterday, 14 solar developers signed a Front- Runner Solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) of 1.75 billion dollars with the federal government to build power infrastructures and generate 1,125 megawatts capacity of renewable energy in Nigeria. Having signed the agreement on behalf of the federal government, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, said the agreement ...

World nuclear performance report

Nuclear | Pakistan Observer
The world nuclear performance report 2016 by the World Nuclear Association has given an updated account on the nuclear energy for sustainable development while critically evaluating the recent industry highlights; the history of global nuclear industry has been recorded with missed outcomes. This is a fact that the industry is mounting, albeit too gradual and leisurely, the number of reactors ...

ROSATOM proposes solutions for Africa's renewable power industries

Arab Finance: ROSATOM held a workshop on its capabilities in the traditional energy industry "Modern Russian Technologies and Solutions for Africa's Thermal Power and Renewable Power Industries" as part of Power-Gen Africa exhibition and conference. The event was attended by over 100 representatives of African generating companies, suppliers of equipment for power stations of different types, ...

Wind farms add economic diversity

Wind | Erik Johnson
The rural farm economy follows the 20-year cycle of commodity prices, which means 12 to 15 years of break-even or slightly more prices, then 5 to 8 years of new bins and new pickup trucks. As we have just exited the new pickup phase in the last couple of years, it is a good time to look at ways of diversifying the rural economy and add elements to stabilize income for farmers and ...

Safety questions about solar panels answered

Solar energy is expected to be the leading source of new utility-scale electric generating capacity in the United States in 2016, according to the Energy Information Association - and Danville Utilities is trying to join that trend. Danville Utilities - the supplier of electricity in Danville and southern Pittsylvania County - wants to be the sole customer of a 6 megawatt solar power project ...

Solana Beach looks for energy provider

Business & Corporate | By Phil Diehl, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Solana Beach could become the first city in San Diego County to create its own power company, with the goal of moving to 100 percent renewable energy. The city -- already the first in the region to ban single-use plastic bags and polystyrene food containers -- is now searching for a company to develop, finance, launch and operate a power system based completely on solar, wind, ...

PUC to hear testimony this week on proposed Burrillville power plant

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Alex Kuffner, The Providence Journal, R.I.
The first round of evidentiary hearings on the natural gas-burning power plant proposed in Burrillville will take place this week and will focus on whether the regional electric grid actually needs the 1,000-megawatt facility and what the effects on Rhode Island ratepayers will be if it is built. The hearings will be held before the state Public Utilities Commission, and although the ...

Work at first US offshore wind farm enters final phase

Wind |
Construction at the site of the nation's first offshore wind farm is entering its final phase. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island, Rhode Island. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo visited the Port of Providence on Monday to see the main components for the turbines before they're brought offshore. Raimondo says Rhode Island is leading the way ...

ScottMadden to Discuss the Role of Utilities in REV at NY Energy REVolution Summit

Annoucement |
ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, will soon join top experts as a sponsor and presenter at the 2nd Annual Infocast NY Energy REVolution Summit being held July 26–28 at The Westin NY Times Square in New York, NY.

California Energy Commission meets stiff opposition in Oxnard power plant proposal

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Wendy Leung, Ventura County Star, Calif.
Two words kept getting repeated Thursday when the California Energy Commission led a workshop in Oxnard -- environmental justice. When the state evaluates projects like the new power plant being proposed for Mandalay State Beach, it must consider poverty level and ethnic makeup of the nearby neighborhood. In the case of Oxnard, which is predominantly Latino and low-income, the state ...

NRC seeks safety details about proposed nuclear waste site

Nuclear | By Corey Paul, Odessa American, Texas
Waste Control Specialists recently began providing federal regulators with more details about plans to store high-level nuclear waste in Andrews County, after a letter from the agency fueled opponents' criticisms that the company is unfit for the task. The June 22 letter from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Mark Lombard said the company's application "does not contain sufficient ...

The first fatality? Leaders discuss future of North Dakota coal power plants after announced closure

Fossil & Biomass | By John Hageman, Grand Forks Herald
A North Dakota coal-fired power plant scheduled to close within the next year may not be the last one shuttered here, a congressman and a state regulator said this week. Great River Energy announced last week it would retire the Stanton Station power plant in Mercer County by May. The company cited low prices in the regional energy market for the decision, but it also comes during ...

Talen Energy announces plans to cut 53 jobs at power plant

Nuclear | By Denise Allabaugh, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Talen Energy will eliminate 53 positions at the Susquehanna Power Plant in Salem Township, according to a company spokesman. Todd Martin, spokesman for Talen Energy, said another seven positions that support operations for the Susquehanna Power Plant in Allentown are being cut. Martin said the job cuts are another step in the company's restructuring process that he ...

Study outlines economic impact of wind farms

Wind | By Lenore Sobota, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill.
The state's 25 largest wind farms generate $30.4 million in annual property taxes and $13.86 million in extra income annually for landowners who lease their land to wind farm developers, according to a study released Thursday at Illinois State University. The economic impact study, conducted by ISU's Center for Renewable Energy, also concluded the total economic benefit for ...

EPA's oversight of Pilgrim questioned

Policy, Regulatory & Legal | By Christine Legere, Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.
Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency took a lot of flak during Thursday's hearing on a long-overdue water discharge permit at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Speakers representing environmental groups on both sides of the bridge criticized practices allowed in the past and called for tighter requirements and increased monitoring for the future. The water ...

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