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2012-06-06 22:20:17

BERWICK, Pa., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity for customers Thursday (6/7) after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Plant operator PPL Susquehanna LLC also announced that it has found no turbine blade cracks on Unit 2, which was shut down May 30 for inspection based on the discovery of cracks on some Unit 1 turbine blades, which were replaced during the just-completed outage. "Our...

Thirsty Power Plants Hog Water
2012-06-04 13:27:31

Michael Crumbliss for redOrbit.com Often left out of the discussion on climate change is the effect that it will have on power production. 90% of US electricity production is dependent on huge amounts of water for cooling and steam, including all nuclear and fossil fuel power plants (though natural gas plants use less than coal). These power plants account for 40% of US freshwater use. In Europe these power plants provide 75% of power and use half the water. A study by European and...

2012-05-31 02:21:33

LARGO, Fla., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GDT Tek, Inc., (OTC: GDTK) announced today that GDTK is seeking Representative Companies and/or Independent Contractors to work with landfill owners and operators to offer them a way to increase electrical energy produced at their landfill location by installing Phoenix Units at those sites. The Phoenix uses waste heat to produce electricity. The Company is seeking to have an national presence in all 50 states. For individuals and or Rep Companies...

2012-05-18 02:21:52

MADISON, Wis. and HOUSTON, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT), announced today that it exercised its option to purchase Riverside Energy Center, LLC, which owns the Riverside Energy Center, from Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020405/LNTLOGO) The Riverside Energy Center (Riverside) is a 600MW combined cycle natural gas-fired electric generating facility...

2012-05-10 02:23:46

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX Corporation today announced that its Thermal Equipment and Services segment has been awarded a contract to supply an air-cooled condenser (ACC) for a new 1.3 GW natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant. Dominion Virginia Power, a subsidiary of Dominion, plans to build the new power station facility in Warren County, Virginia. The contract was awarded to SPX by Warren County Energy Partners, a joint venture of Burns & McDonnell and...

2012-05-05 06:20:13

NEWPORT, Mich., May 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant returned to service today when operators synchronized the plant to DTE Energy's electrical system, following a safe, successful refueling and maintenance outage that began March 26. Currently operating at about 25 percent power, the plant will gradually increase to full power over the next several days. "The Fermi 2 team completed an enormous amount of work during the outage, while always keeping safety as the top...

2012-05-02 02:21:47

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Turboden recently entered the UK market with awards for two biomass-fueled Combined Cooling, Heat and Power plants for two of the country's most well known institutions - British Sky Broadcasting and Heathrow Airport. Both will receive clean, carbon-neutral power by utilizing Turboden Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbogenerators. Turboden is a Pratt & Whitney Power Systems company, and Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp....

2012-05-02 02:21:45

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Power Systems has been awarded a contract to deliver a 13 MW biomass heat recovery power plant for West Fraser Timber Company in British Columbia, Canada. The state-of-the-art power plant will provide clean, carbon-neutral power to the company's Chetwynd Forest Industries plant utilizing two Turboden 65 HRS Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbogenerators. Turboden is a Pratt & Whitney Power Systems company, and Pratt &...

2012-04-24 10:22:17

BERWICK, Pa., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A planned follow-up inspection of the Unit 1 main turbine at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania revealed indications of cracks in blades that are similar to, but less extensive than, damage discovered and repaired in 2011. Based on the inspection, PPL will replace one row of blades on the Unit 1 turbine during the current refueling and maintenance outage, and has decided as a precaution to shut down the Unit 2...

2012-03-30 22:20:03

BERWICK, Pa., March 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators safely shut down the Unit 1 reactor at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania early Saturday (3/31) after 282 days of consecutive operation to begin a planned refueling and maintenance outage. Each of the two units at the Susquehanna plant is taken out of service for refueling and maintenance every 24 months. Workers will replace about 40 percent of the uranium fuel and complete hundreds of scheduled equipment...