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Recent scholarly studies cast doubt on whether wind and solar power alone can address global climate change without support from nuclear power. NuScale Power's small modular reactor technology is ideal for public power utilities given its small footprint and other favorable siting features, scalability, compatibility with other energy resources, and its competitive cost.
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday signed a bill that aims to keep online financially challenged nuclear and coal plants.
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MEAG Power on July 19 announced the completion of a limited public debt offering, raising $619 million, which will fund SPVJ’s share of the anticipated completion costs related to the Vogtle Units 3 & 4 Project near Waynesboro, Ga. SPVJ is a wholly-owned affiliate of MEAG Power.
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Members of Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems have executed power sales contracts totaling more than 150 megawatts of subscription in a 12-module small modular reactor that will be built at the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory under UAMPS’ Carbon Free Power Project.
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Among the recommendations included in a final Tennessee Valley Authority integrated resource plan is the addition of up to 2,400 megawatts of storage by 2028, between 1,500 and 8,000 MW of solar by 2028 and up to 500 MW of demand response by 2038, depending on availability and cost of the resource.
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In April 2019, U.S. monthly electricity generation from renewable sources exceeded coal-fired generation for the first time based on Energy Information Administration data, EIA reported on June 26.
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Energy Northwest’s 1,207-megawatt Columbia Generating Station recently reconnected to the Northwest power grid on June 21 following its 24th nuclear refueling.
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There should be time for a reasonable transition when it comes to a utility’s move to a 100 percent carbon free or renewable energy portfolio, said Dave Geschwind, executive director and CEO of Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency at the American Public Power Association’s 2019 National Conference in Austin, Texas.
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With time running out on Pennsylvania’s legislative calendar, Exelon Generation on May 8 said it plans to follow through on its previously announced plan to close its Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear plant in Pennsylvania on Sept. 30. Two years ago, Exelon said that “absent needed policy reforms,” it