Regulatory & Legal

  • The Farmington Electric Utility System could receive nearly $3 million as part of an ownership restructuring agreement the City Council has approved for the San Juan Generating Station.
  • Lawmakers on Tuesday directed state utilities regulators to study and create a new way to reimburse homeowners or businesses that generate a portion of their own electricity.
  • A proposed $900 million power plant has cleared its first regulatory hurdle with Jackson Township supervisors' approval of a conditional use permit for a property near Vinco.
  • Annapolis could leap to the front of the green-energy movement if plans for a 16.8-megawatt solar energy facility are approved.
  • The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. is bidding out the operation and maintenance service contract for the 650-megawatt Malaya Thermal Power Plant in Pililla, Rizal.
  • The Watts Bar Nuclear Plant near Spring City, Tenn., has become the first nuclear power plant in America to gain regulatory approval for meeting new equipment and safety standards adopted in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.
  • SUMMARY: Targray Americas Inc. (Targray) has applied for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.
  • SUMMARY: Powerex Corp. (Applicant or Powerex) has applied to renew its authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act.
  • Use of coal and oil needs to decline after 2020, and natural gas, to be replaced by nuclear and renewable energy, for the world to begin curbing emissions in the next decade.
  • The builder of Taiwan's problem-plagued fourth nuclear power plant officially suspended construction of the facility Wednesday in accordance with a government order.
  • The North Dakota Public Service Commission is considering a proposed wind farm that would feature 59 turbines in the northern part of the state.
  • On January 27, 2010, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) notified the public of its opportunity to participate in the scoping process associated with the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS)
  • A bill to support the manufacturing of small modular reactors in Washington state passed the state Senate 31-12 on Tuesday as the Legislature wrapped up its work.
  • The groundwork for the construction of a 72 megawatt hydroelectric dam over the Menchum River in the North West Region is taking shape
  • Canada and the U.K. signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance co-operation in the field of civil nuclear energy, Monday, according to Natural Resources Canada, the government ministry responsible for natural resources.
  • SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1305, "Acceptance of Commercial-Grade Design and Analysis Computer Programs for Nuclear Power Plants."
  • Why the Supreme Court decision isn't what it seems

    The U.S. Supreme Court
    Jul 03, 2015 | Allen Greenberg

    Why coal producers had no reason to be so jubilant after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the EPA's rule on mercury and acid gases from coal-burning power plants was improperly crafted.

  • The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Kingdom on nuclear energy cooperation.
  • The crisis rocking the power sector over the establishment of the Electricity Management Service Limited, EMS, and the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Authority, NEMSA, has taken a new dimension.
  • The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is increasing oversight at the Talen Energy Corp. Susquehanna Nuclear LLC facility in Salem Township after plant employees didn't act in a timely manner in an emergency preparedness practice scenario.