Power Breakfast for April 10, 2014


A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • The unexpected shutdown of a New Jersey reactor dropped the nation’s nuclear power output to the lowest level in almost a year, according to a Bloomberg report. Planned and unplanned shutdowns at 19 plants come at a time when operators take advantage of a lull in demand during mild weather to replace spent fuel rods.
  • Houston is one of the most congested areas in the state’s electric grid, and a new project just authorized by ERCOT is expected to help deliver additional power from other parts of the state, the Houston Business Journal says.
  • EPA officials have met with more than 200 stakeholders about its upcoming rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, The Hill reports. Critics of the rule have said the EPA did not sufficiently discuss the rules as they were being crated with those most affected.
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