Daily Archives: November 22, 2021

A Call to Action – Save the Versatile Test Reactor

By Dan Yurman The House Appropriations Committee zeroed out funding for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) for 2022. The reasons were mostly due to an absence of organized advocacy for it from commercial developers of advanced nuclear reactor designs, individually and as a trade group, and despite there being very organized support for it from…

Cloud providers are wasting their time pursuing NERC CIP

By Richard Brooks I completely agree with Tom Alrich, an industry expert on NERC CIP-013-1 Supply Chain standards, that cloud providers are wasting their time pushing for Bulk Electric System entities under NERC jurisdiction to use the cloud infrastructure for NERC CIP compliance. I do see a supporting role for cloud services to assist an…

Whitelee green hydrogen facility to power public transport

By Charley Rattan The UK government has pledged £9.4m to the project at Whitelee wind farm in East Renfrewshire to make clean fuel. Greg Hands, the UK government’s energy and climate change minister, said: “This first-of-a-kind hydrogen facility will put Scotland at the forefront of plans to make the UK a world-leading hydrogen economy, bringing…

Verogy installs 835 kW of solar across Connecticut school district

By Billy Ludt Solar energy developer Verogy completed solar projects at three city schools in West Haven, Connecticut. The 1,888 panels comprising West Haven’s three projects will produce approximately 969,685 kWh of renewable energy in their first year. West Haven and Verogy made a power purchase agreement (PPA) that makes it possible for West Haven…

NASA Seeks Industry Partners to Design a Nuclear Power Plant for the Moon

By Dan Yurman Battelle Energy Alliance / INL, NASA Seek Industry Partners To Design Nuclear Power System For Lunar Applications NASA Thinks US Needs Nuclear-powered Spacecraft to Stay Ahead of China Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory wins $1 billion contract from AFRL for Space Nuclear Prototypes US / New Funding Includes Site Feasibility Study…

West Virginia utilities plan to build 50 MW of solar thanks to new state policy

By Kelsey Misbrener Mon Power and Potomac Edison, subsidiaries of FirstEnergy, have submitted an application to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia for approval to build five utility-scale solar energy projects throughout the companies’ West Virginia service territory. Together, the facilities would generate 50 megawatts of clean, renewable energy to help make West Virginia…

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