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TVA says Alabama nuclear units shut for 2-3 weeks

Tennessee Valley Authority officials said the 3,200-megawatt Browns Ferry nuclear station in Alabama will likely remain shut another two to three weeks while TVA's high-voltage transmission grid is repaired to allow power to flow from the plant to customers. Full story

New England seen meeting summer electricity demand

The operator of New England's electric grid says the improving economy is expected to lead to more electricity use this summer, but the region should have enough power to meet rising demand. Full story

Exelon to buy Constellation Energy for $7.9 billion

BANGALORE (Reuters) - Power company Exelon Corp <EXC.N> is to buy rival Constellation Energy Group <CEG.N> for $7.9 billion, the latest in a series of deals in a fragmented U.S. utility industry that faces new costs to upgrade power grids and meet environmental controls. Full story

Storms knock out TVA nuclear units and power lines

Severe storms and tornadoes moving through the U.S. Southeast dealt a severe blow to the Tennessee Valley Authority on Wednesday, causing three nuclear reactors in Alabama to shut and knocking out 11 high-voltage power lines, the utility and regulators said. Full story

Storm's death toll rises to 23 in North Carolina

Shards of glass from old bottles and furniture smashed by a tornado that tore through town littered the concrete floor of Rhonda Carter's antique store, shattering her plans to open an auction house in nearby Salemburg. A storage area in the back was flattened. Full story

Power Grids, Oil Refineries Face 'Staggering' Level of Cyberattacks

Critical infrastructure firms such as power grids and oil refineries are facing “staggering” level of cyberattacks, and are not adequately prepared to defend themselves, finds a new report published today (April 19) by the security firm McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies ( Full story

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  Japan reactor fight turning corner?

Workers in Japan have reconnected power lines to all six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, raising hopes that water pumps could start running again soon. NBC's Robert Bazell reports.

  Has a major nuclear meltdown been averted in Japan?

Author Michio Kaku responds to reports that a power line has been hooked up to cooling water pumps at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex.

  Good news and bad news at nuclear complex

Rachel Maddow reviews what's at stake in the battle to prevent the distressed reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex from completely melting down and reports on the latest news that a new power line has been extended to the site with the potential to restart cooling water pumps.

  Wild weather rips across the country

A dangerous weather system toppled trees and power lines, creating scary scenes across the South; meantime, snow shut down the Pacific Northwest. TODAY’s Al Roker reports.

  Monster storm cripples Midwest

Public school and airports in the Windy City remain closed while residents dig out from the latest winter blast. TODAY’s Al Roker reports from Chicago, Ill.

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