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5/25/2018

Matt Maley has joined Acciona Energy USA Global's marketing team and will help commercial and industrial companies meet sustainability goals. Maley has more than 25 years of experience in the energy and utility space.

5/25/2018

Arroyo Energy Investors will purchase the Chile operations of Pattern Energy Group for $67 million. Pattern owned an 81 MW interest in the the 115 MW El Arrayan Wind project.

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5/25/2018

The comment period for offshore wind energy development in the New York Bight region was extended from May 29 to July 30 by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The bureau is also asking for information and nominations for wind power commercial leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf in the New York Bight.

5/25/2018

New guidelines from China's National Energy Administration addresses the 12% of wind power and 6% of solar energy wasted last year. The guidelines ask companies to put priority on cross-regional wind power bases that deliver electricity to different regional grids.

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5/25/2018

Energy Northwest brought its Columbia nuclear power plant in Washington state back online Thursday morning after an outage triggered by an issue with transformers. The operator won't know the cause of the problem until an analysis comes back.

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5/25/2018

Exelon and FirstEnergy are not changing their plans to retire some of their nuclear power plants despite the high prices set by the PJM Interconnection auction. None of the plants won the capacity auctions.

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5/25/2018

The US and eight other countries have launched an alliance Thursday to promote nuclear energy as a clean power source. The initiative will also push for more investment in new or improved technologies, such as integrated power systems and ways to blend nuclear and renewable systems.

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5/25/2018

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a summary detailing a visit to NextEra Energy's Seabrook nuclear power plant in New Hampshire. The visit was part of an ongoing review process for the plant's license extension application, which involves NextEra's plans for addressing concrete degradation at the plant.

5/25/2018

Unit 2 of Arizona Public Service's Palo Verde nuclear power plant in Arizona automatically shut down Wednesday after a control rod dropped into the core. Despite the setback, the reactor will be ramped up to full power over the holiday weekend.

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5/25/2018

The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report that Iran is following the demands laid out in the 2015 nuclear deal, including limits on enriching and stockpiling uranium. However, the report said Iran is acting slowly on providing complementary access inspections.

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