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In Texas’s Black-Swan Blackout, Everything Went Wrong at Once

The finger-pointing began immediately: It was the frozen wind turbines that foolishly replaced traditional sources. No, fossil fuels were at fault. No, Texas’s deregulated power market, unique in the country, had allowed companies to skimp on maintenance and upgrades. As …

India Coal-Fired Power Plant Explosion Kills 32 After 7 Months of Operation

An explosion at a newly commissioned unit of a coal-fired power plant in northern India killed 32 people, while about 80 are still recovering from injuries in one of the nation’s worst industrial disasters in recent years. Flue gases and …

Kentucky Governor Awards Power Plant for 2 Million Accident Free Hours

A western Kentucky power plant is being honored with working more than 2 million hours without a lost-time accident. The employees of the Big Rivers Sebree station recently received the Governor’s Safety and Health Award for the feat. Kentucky Labor …

Wildfire in California Damages Five Big Power Plants

A California wildfire damaged five power plants at Calpine Corp.’s Geysers geothermal complex in Lake and Sonoma Counties. The so-called Valley Fire burned local power distribution lines, cooling towers and communication equipment at the power plants, the Houston, Texas-based company …