Technostrobe, a Canadian company that develops obstruction lighting solutions to guide aircraft, has purchased Dutch marine navigation specialist ITO Navaids, according to the company. The acquisition will allow it to begin offering obstruction lighting solutions for offshore wind farms both in Europe and North America, Technostrobe said.
Sweden is expected to add 2.5 gigawatts of new installed land-based wind capacity in 2018, bringing the country's total to more than 9 GW, according to the Swedish Wind Energy Association. The report noted that land-based wind costs have declined dramatically.
The Davison County, S.D., Planning and Zoning Commission has rejected a nine-turbine wind farm and scheduled a May 1 meeting to review the county's rules for wind development. Chairman Brenda Bode said since there aren't any pending applications, it's the ideal time to reassess guidelines for future projects.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission unanimously adopted a moratorium Tuesday that would prevent wind projects from being constructed on 1.5 million acres of state game land. The commission has rejected 19 wind proposals since 2005.
The public is invited to attend a series of meetings hosted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to discuss the proposed interim storage site for used nuclear fuel in southern New Mexico. The public can comment on the plan through the end of May.
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating officially notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it will retire three nuclear power plants, citing "severe economic challenges" as a reason for the closures. Shutdown activities will begin at Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ohio by May 31, 2020, Perry nuclear plant in Ohio by May 31, 2021, and Beaver Valley nuclear plant in Pennsylvania by Oct. 31, 2021.
The South Carolina House of Representatives is debating a bill that would eliminate the fees on ratepayers for SCANA's halted V.C. Summer nuclear power plant expansion. Dominion Energy said it probably won't follow through on buying SCANA if the bill passes.
Westinghouse and its partners have begun loading fuel into a reactor at the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China. The reactor, the first AP1000 design to get as far as fuel loading, will undergo testing before it starts commercial operations.
Sri Lanka Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez told the UN committee for nuclear nonproliferation that equal access to technology for peacefully using nuclear energy should be promoted to help countries' economic development. He also emphasized the importance of disarmament.