The Nuclear Regulatory Commission set a June 2017 deadline for two of three Western U.S. operating nuclear power plants to conduct in-depth analyses of their updated earthquake risk. The NRC is requiring Columbia (Benton County, Wash.) and Diablo Canyon (Avila Beach, Calif.) to submit their detailed risk analysis by June 30, 2017. The NRC continues to examine information from Palo Verde (Wintersburg, Ariz.); if the agency concludes the plant needs the in-depth risk analysis it must complete the work by Dec. 31, 2020.
CLEAResult named David Mehok CFO; Dominion East Ohio named v.p. Jeff Murphy its top executive; Emera named Rob Bennett COO of Emera Eastern Canada and Scott Balfour COO for Emera Northeast United States and Caribbean; Sacramento Municipal Utility District made several executive appointments; Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was elected to serve as honorary chair of the Alliance to Save Energy; FirstEnergy elected Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton to its board of directors; And others ...
Vattenfall awards Siemens Energy contract for wind turbines; Minnesota Power to build solar energy array at Minnesota National Guard Camp Ripley; Echelon agrees to sell grid operations to S&T AG; DTE Energy teams with Ford Motor Company to build Michigan’s largest solar array.
State regulators address transformative forces.
In Fortnightly’s Regulators’ Roundtable, commissioners from Idaho, Illinois, and Minnesota consider transformative forces and the regulatory response.
The rationale for microgrids.
Despite an array of challenges, microgrids are becoming a force in the market. Innovative projects bring greater efficiency and resilience.