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Hurricane Ida highlights need for renewable distributed electricity grid

New York Times ($): Most of New Orleans went dark on Sunday after Hurricane Ida took out transmission lines and forced power plants offline. It was an all too familiar scene in a city that has often lost power during big storms. But this was an outage that was never supposed to happen. The utility […]

August 31, 2021 Read More →

Entergy proposes natural gas/hydrogen power plant in Texas

Reuters: U.S. electric company Entergy Corp (ETR.N) wants to build a power plant in Texas capable of burning a combination of natural gas and hydrogen as more consumers seek to transition from dirty fossil fuels to carbon-free sources of energy. This is just one of several hydrogen projects that U.S. utilities are developing. But before […]

August 2, 2021 Read More →

Delays and costs rise again at troubled Vogtle Nuclear Plant

Wall Street Journal ($):  The only nuclear-power plant under construction in the U.S. is facing delays and additional costs. Again. Earlier this week, an engineering expert working for the Georgia Public Service Commission testified that the startup of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant would likely be delayed until the summer of 2022 and […]

June 9, 2021 Read More →

Solar, wind replacing nuclear, according to 2021 U.S. power plans

S&P Global Market Intelligence: Nearly one-third of the power generation resources planned to come into service in the U.S. in 2021 is located in the Electric Reliability Council Of Texas Inc. market, according to an S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis. Overall, 63,667 MW of new resources are projected to come into service, while 10,693 MW […]

April 27, 2021 Read More →

Judge okays Entergy plan to close two large coal plants in Arkansas

Talk Business & Politics: A federal judge approved Thursday (March 11) a settlement agreement for Little Rock-based utility Entergy Arkansas to retire two coal-fired plants and a natural gas plant by the end of 2030. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge had sought review of the agreement to close the plants operated by the utility of […]

March 12, 2021 Read More →

Entergy’s Louisiana utility seeking bids for 500MW of solar capacity

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Entergy Services LLC on March 5 launched a request for proposals seeking up to 500 MW of solar photovoltaic resources on behalf of Entergy Louisiana LLC. The request, or RFP, aims to procure new build-solar resources that can provide cost-effective energy supply, fuel diversity and other benefits to Entergy Louisiana’s […]

March 8, 2021 Read More →

Entergy, Mitsubishi team up to boost hydrogen, battery storage in U.S. utility’s service territory

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): In another indication of growing U.S. utility interest in energy from hydrogen and in large-scale battery storage, Entergy Corp. and Mitsubishi Power Americas Inc., an affiliate of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., said that they will jointly develop “decarbonization projects” for Entergy’s utility operations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. […]

September 24, 2020 Read More →

Opponents sound alarm over planned gas plant expansion in New Orleans

New York Times ($): Susan Guidry stepped up as a volunteer in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, helping clear debris from the streets as part of a group calling itself the Katrina Krewe. She saw firsthand the disaster’s toll, including the crippling of the power supply. When voters elected her to the City Council, she […]

November 11, 2019 Read More →

Entergy Arkansas to close White Bluff and Independence coal plants

Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Entergy Arkansas plans to stop burning coal at the state’s two largest coal-fired power plants and close one fueled by natural gas by 2030. In the interim, the utility plans to focus on new power-generation sources, mostly renewable energy, the utility said Friday. Entergy Arkansas’ planned phaseout is in accordance with a […]

November 19, 2018 Read More →

U.S. Nuclear Industry Is in Trouble

Bloomberg News: More than half of America’s nuclear reactors are bleeding cash, racking up losses totaling about $2.9 billion a year, based on a Bloomberg New Energy Finance analysis. Nuclear power plants are getting paid $20 to $30 a megawatt-hour for their electricity, Nicholas Steckler, an analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said in a […]

June 15, 2017 Read More →