Wind farms in the Southwest Power Pool's electric system are expected to generate a record 21,825 megawatts of wind energy during peak period on Saturday. SPP has added 1,410 MW of new installed wind capacity this year.
Officials in Lowville, N.Y., have delayed voting on zoning waivers for Invenergy Wind North America's proposed Number Three Wind farm. The town council is now scheduled to vote Nov. 16.
Nuclear power plants can store fuel supplies and provide large amounts of electricity, offering a reliable source in times of need, such as after a natural disaster, former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., writes. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should adopt the Energy Department's proposal on resiliency, he writes.
Ameren is performing a $128 million repair project at its Callaway nuclear power plant in Missouri, which includes an overhaul of the main generator. The plant will be offline for 60 days for the repairs.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry's request for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to adopt pricing regulations that would support nuclear and coal power aims to protect the electricity market and provide reliability, Rod Adams writes.
Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., said the Trump administration is willing to consider the value of coal and nuclear power, an especially important topic in case the country experiences an event like the polar vortex of 2014. "Now we have someone across the table who's willing to listen to the threat," he said.
Workers are preparing the site for Fennovoima's Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland. Assuming a license is granted in 2019, the site will go online in 2024 using Rosatom's VVER 1200 pressurized-water reactor.
South Korea said it will restart work on two nuclear energy reactors whose planning had been suspended. A panel that studied public opinion of nuclear energy recommended that construction of the reactors be allowed to continue.
Mexico, which already is planning a deepwater Gulf of Mexico oil-block auction in January and a shallow-water auction in March, likely will add a third auction next year. The terms of bidding for conventional onshore oil and natural gas blocks are expected to be announced later this year or early next year, and contracts may be awarded in the summer, Mexico's head of the National Hydrocarbons Commission said.
Aker Solutions, an oilfield services company, says it will deliver a record-size steel-tube umbilical system to an unnamed customer for a subsea development. The Norwegian company has received a $201 million contract for the project, which will include 250 kilometers of umbilicals, said Aker CEO Luis Araujo.