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2012-11-20 04:20:16

BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected Monday (11/19) from the regional power grid shortly after returning to service because of a hydraulic oil leak on a system that controls the flow of steam into the turbine. Operators are manually shutting down the reactor and plant systems are responding as designed. Susquehanna employees are investigating the cause of the oil leak. "Shutting down the reactor is the safest course of...

2012-11-20 00:21:46

BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity for the regional power grid safely and reliably on Monday (11/19) after completing a turbine blade inspection and repairing a computer system that malfunctioned on Nov. 9, causing operators to shut down the reactor. The previously announced turbine inspection revealed signs of cracking on a small number of blades. Those blades have...

2012-11-19 16:24:27

WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Doble Engineering Company and Electrical Builders, Inc. (EBI(TM)) are pleased to announce a new alliance to provide customers with complete on-line and off-line solutions for isolated phase bus diagnostics and maintenance. EBI is a leader in bus duct maintenance, off-line inspection, repairs, retrofits and new construction. Doble is a leader in diagnostic solutions and consulting services for the energy sector. Through their new agreement, EBI...

2012-11-07 20:22:46

BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity for the regional power grid safely and reliably on Wednesday (11/7) after completing a turbine blade inspection. The inspection found signs of cracking on a small number of turbine blades, confirming data from diagnostic equipment installed in the spring of 2012. Those blades were replaced. "The inspection was another step in what has...

2012-11-02 15:21:13

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power today asked its Virginia regulator to approve construction of a 1,358-megawatt combined cycle, natural gas-fired power station that would serve growing customer demand and replace electricity from aging coal-fired power stations that are being retired for economic and environmental reasons. If approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC), the $1.3 billion power station would be built in Brunswick County on a...

2012-11-01 07:22:52

HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Generation Operating Company has awarded Wood Group GTS a contract to upgrade a Speedtronic Mark V control system fitted to an early model GE LM6000. Included within the agreement is a turbine controls upgrade, new voltage regulation system, all-electric fuel metering valves and vibration monitoring system. Under this turnkey contract, Wood Group GTS is responsible for design, site installation, testing and commissioning of the new system. The...

2012-10-31 15:23:06

Importance of Reliable Emergency Power Is Especially Vital For Hospitals, Emergency Response Centers and Other Critical Facilities WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As communities throughout the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic continue to deal with the devastating winds and flooding from Hurricane Sandy, diesel-powered emergency backup generators are working to provide power to hospitals, nuclear power plants, emergency response centers, and other critical facilities....

2012-10-22 04:02:15

Designed by Charney Architects with Vanderweil Engineers, Cogeneration Plant Powers Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 21, 2012 The new 15 MWe cogeneration expansion at Yale University´s Sterling Power Plant in New Haven, Conn., was recognized with the 2012 Honor Award for design excellence and sustainability from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Connecticut chapter. Designed by Charney Architects with Vanderweil Power Group, a...

2012-10-20 07:20:03

BERWICK, Pa., Oct. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant safely shut down the Unit 1 reactor Saturday (10/20) to begin an inspection of turbine blades. The previously announced inspection will help confirm diagnostic data that is expected to result in a long-term solution to the issue of turbine blade cracking that was first identified in 2011. "The inspections are part of our systematic and deliberate approach to this issue and reflect our...

2012-10-10 19:20:31

POOLER, Ga., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In what Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MPSA) is describing as a historic corporate milestone, the first commercial M501GAC gas turbine has been shipped from Savannah Machinery Works just 18 months after the $325 million gas turbine manufacturing and service facility was dedicated. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121010/NY90856) This marks the first of three M501GAC gas turbines and one steam turbine that will be delivered to...