North America

Westinghouse Electric Co.will provide nuclear fuel fabrication services for the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina.

China Huaneng Group will pay $1.23bn to buy GMR Group’s entire share in InterGen a US-based power utility in a deal that is expected to close in the first half of next year.

After soaring between 2004 and 2008, nuclear plant construction costs are now reflecting the general slide in prices since the global downturn hit, reports the Nuclear Energy Institute. But developers are also adopting modular approaches to keep a grip on their investment in getting nuclear capacity online.

The Central Electrical Authority (CEA) of India wants the federal government to reduce the size of its ultra mega power projects (UMPPs) from 4000 MW, which currently qualifies projects for this special status, to 2000 MW.

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has approved ten locations and rejected four others as suitable sites for a new fleet of nuclear power stations.

Brazil suffered a serious blackout that left nearly 60m people in the dark for four hours and raised concerns about the country’s ability to guarantee electricity to support its surging economy.

The Indonesian state oil and gas company Pertamina has announced that it will resume work on a geothermal project at Karaha Bodas in Garut, West Java next year.