The ADVANCE Act—Legislation Crucial for a U.S. Nuclear Renaissance—Clears Congress. Here’s a Detailed Breakdown

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2024 19:46:13 +0000

The U.S. Senate has passed the Accelerating Deployment of Versatile, Advanced Nuclear for Clean Energy (ADVANCE) Act, sweeping legislation that seeks to promote U.S. nuclear leadership, accelerate advanced nuclear technology […]

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NVIDIA CEO: AI Will Impact the Future of Energy

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2024 03:04:30 +0000

The future of energy may depend on technology with roots in the video game industry, by a company founded more than 30 years ago that wanted to use accelerated computing […]

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Kemmerer 1 Breaks Ground: A Look at TerraPower’s Natrium Fast Reactor Nuclear Power Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2024 15:50:50 +0000

Bill Gates’ nuclear innovation firm TerraPower has broken ground on the non-nuclear portion of Kemmerer Unit 1, a 345-MW Natrium sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR) power plant. The groundbreaking on June […]

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Advancing Ceramic Matrix Composites and Environmental Barrier Coatings for Hydrogen Turbines: Challenges and Opportunities

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2024 12:31:22 +0000

Decarbonization goals call for advancing high-impact energy technologies. The U.S. has pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, a goal that presents both challenges and opportunities in the field of […]

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The POWER Interview: The Best Use of Digital Construction in Electrical Engineering and MEP Design

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2024 18:27:14 +0000

Engineering firms are increasingly recognizing the importance of digital construction and its transformative impact on electrical engineering and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) design. Leveraging digital construction tools enables firms […]

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White House Launches Initiatives to Bolster New Nuclear Deployments

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 May 2024 12:05:33 +0000

The White House has unveiled a suite of new measures aimed at slashing risks associated with new nuclear reactor development and construction, underscoring its policy push to champion nuclear. At […]

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The Vogtle Electric Generating Plant is one of Georgia Power's two nuclear facilities and is one of three nuclear facilities in the Southern Company system. Plant Vogtle is co-owned between Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia and Dalton Utilities. Unit 1 began commercial operation in 1987 and Unit 2 in 1989. The company recently achieved commercial operation on Vogtle Units 3&4, historically making Plant Vogtle the largest generator of clean energy in the U.S. Unit 3 entered commercial operation on July 31, 2023, and Unit 4 entered commercial operation on April 29, 2024. Courtesy: Southern Nuclear

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Effective Training and Mentoring Programs Are Critical to Power Project Success

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 30 May 2024 10:20:23 +0000

The power industry has long been lamenting its aging workforce. While turnover has been happening for years, there remains a large percentage of power professionals on the verge of retirement. […]

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EPRI: Industry Has Marked Significant Progress on its Advanced Nuclear Reactor Roadmap 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 May 2024 14:01:40 +0000

A year after EPRI and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) unveiled the first phase of their Advanced Reactor Roadmap, the nuclear industry and its stakeholders have rallied to make significant […]

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A 2022 study by Vibrant Clean Energy shows the cumulative scale of potential advanced reactor electricity generation deployments—on the order of about 300 GWe by 2050. Source: EPRI Advanced Reactor Roadmap/“Role of Advanced Nuclear Technologies in Decarbonizing the U.S. Energy System.” NEI Board of Directors presentation, Washington, D.C., May 2022.

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Tennessee Tech Launches New Degree Program in Nuclear Engineering

Credit to Author: Stephanie Irwin| Date: Tue, 21 May 2024 20:48:43 +0000

The College of Engineering at Tennessee Tech University announced on May 21 the launch of its Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering degree program, only the second such program currently […]

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Smart Software Bolsters Utility-Scale Solar Projects

Credit to Author: Jake Bartosch| Date: Mon, 20 May 2024 12:58:05 +0000

The solar industry is on a continuous innovation curve — driving advancements, pushing boundaries, and harnessing solar energy’s power to increase returns and drive down the lower levelized cost of […]

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