The U.S. Air Force’s first nuclear microreactor planned for Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska under a federal nuclear microreactor pilot program will be an Oklo liquid metal-cooled fast reactor. […] The post U.S. Air Force Selects Fast Microreactor for Nuclear Power Pilot appeared first on POWER Magazine.
An innovative battery energy storage project, using a non-lithium technology, will be deployed at a research center in Arizona. Salt River Project (SRP), the state’s community-based, not-for-profit public power utility, […] The post Arizona Site Will Host Long-Duration Energy Storage Project appeared first on POWER Magazine.
While power outages are not uncommon in the U.S., widespread blackouts that last more than a couple of hours are pretty rare. However, this summer marks the 20th anniversary of […] The post Power Grid Investments Improve Reliability and Make Blackouts Less Likely appeared first on POWER Magazine.
Energy transition is progressively being adopted globally, pushing combined cycle power plants (CCPPs) to embrace flexible operation also on islands. CCPPs are, or will be, ramping loads up and down […] The post Self-Tuning AI Strengthens Plant and Grid Reliability on Islands appeared first on POWER Magazine.
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed into law just more than a one year ago, improves the economics for battery energy storage projects in the U.S. Standalone storage projects are […] The post The POWER Interview: Pomega Energy Storage Manufacturing Takes Shape in U.S. appeared first on POWER Magazine.
Centrus, a firm poised to demonstrate high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) production, will partner with microreactor technology developer Oklo on several pioneering steps to build out the HALEU front-end supply chain, […] The post Centrus, Oklo Set Out to Solidify HALEU Fuel Cycle, Trade Advanced Nuclear Power and Fuel appeared first on POWER Magazine.
A California judge rejected a lawsuit from an environmental group seeking to keep Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) from extending the operating life of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. […] The post Judge Rejects Lawsuit Challenging California Nuclear Plant’s Operations appeared first on POWER Magazine.
Westinghouse Electric Company signed a long-term agreement with Slovenské elektrárne to license and supply VVER-440 fuel assemblies to its nuclear power plants in Slovakia. Westinghouse said the agreement “supports Slovakia’s […] The post Westinghouse Will Supply Nuclear Fuel for Russian-Designed Reactors in Slovakia appeared first on POWER Magazine.
The North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) will for the first time consider “energy policy” among five significant evolving and interdependent risks to grid reliability. In its latest biennial ERO Reliability […] The post NERC Identifies Energy Policy as Key Risk to Grid Reliability Amid Evolving Challenges appeared first on POWER Magazine.
Canada’s federal government has committed C$74 million ($55 million) to support SaskPower’s potential deployment of a 300-MW small modular reactor (SMR) in the mid-2030s. Federal agency Natural Resources Canada on […] The post Federal Funding Bolsters Saskatchewan’s First Proposed 300-MW Nuclear Project appeared first on POWER Magazine.