Exelon Installs New Accident Tolerant Fuel at Illinois Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:50:56 +0000

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Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), a GE-led joint venture with Hitachi Ltd. that supplies boiling water reactor fuel and fuel-related services around the world, said lead test assemblies utilizing its ARMOR-coated zirconium cladding and IronClad Accident Tolerant Fuel solutions have been installed at Exelon’s Clinton nuclear plant in Illinois. “We continue to work with our customers […]

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PJM Stakeholders at Odds on Timing for Next Capacity Auction

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:19:42 +0000

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PJM Interconnection will not run a base residual auction (BRA) until the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approves recalculated Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) floor prices for new and existing resources as directed by the federal entity’s ground-shaking Dec. 19 capacity market order. But when that will occur is still highly uncertain. In a presentation […]

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Mixed Reactions to FERC’s Recent MOPR Order from Power Generators

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 16:27:40 +0000

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On Dec. 19, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) directed PJM Interconnection to dramatically expand its Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) to nearly all state-subsidized capacity resources. It’s the latest of a series of dramatic revisions to the grid operator’s rule, which essentially functions to provide a minimum offer screening process to bar new market […]

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EDF Will Bail on Three Nuclear Plants, Exelon Holds the Bag

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:38:24 +0000

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Exelon Generation said EDF Group—a French integrated electricity company—is exercising a put option to sell its 49.99% interest in the R.E. Ginna, Nine Mile Point, and Calvert Cliffs nuclear energy facilities. The two companies will now begin negotiations for Exelon to acquire full ownership of the plants. EDF’s involvement in the facilities was through the […]

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Exelon Utilities’ CEO Retires as Federal Investigation Continues

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:35:34 +0000

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The CEO of major U.S. energy company Exelon Utilities retired on Oct. 15, leaving the company as federal officials investigate Exelon’s lobbying activities the Illinois State Capitol. The retirement of Anne Pramaggiore, 61, who became CEO of Exelon Utilities in 2018, comes less than a week after Exelon subsidiary Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Illinois’ largest utility, […]

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Exelon’s Byron 2 Completes First Insertion of Westinghouse Accident-Tolerant Fuel 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:55:30 +0000

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Exelon’s Byron Unit 2 nuclear power plant has completed installation of EnCore Fuel, Westinghouse Electric Co.’s accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) solution, marking the start of the first test of uranium silicide fuel pellets in a commercial nuclear reactor.  The installation, completed during the plant’s scheduled 18-day spring refueling outage this April, but publicly announced on Sept. […]

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Exelon Is Exploring Nuclear Power Plant Hydrogen Production

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:21:21 +0000

A first-of-its-kind project spearheaded by Exelon, the nation’s largest nuclear power generator, and Norwegian firm Nel Hydrogen could demonstrate an integrated hydrogen production, storage, and utilization facility at an existing nuclear plant site. If the project comes to fruition, it could shed light on a new and potentially lucrative revenue stream for existing nuclear power […]

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How Nuclear Hybrids Could Redefine the Industry’s Future

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000

The world’s nuclear sector is struggling to stay economically afloat amid a deluge of renewables and natural gas power, and reinvigorating it will require operational flexibility from new or existing

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Power Plant Emissions Down Substantially in U.S. Since 1990

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:21:45 +0000

Power plant SO2 and NOx emissions have decreased 92% and 84%, respectively, since Congress passed major amendments to the Clean Air Act in 1990. Meanwhile, mercury air emissions from power plants have decreased 90% since 2000, as federal limits on mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal-fired power plants went into effect in 2015. […]

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Nuclear Subsidy Dispute Now Rests with FERC, Competitive Generators Say 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:41:28 +0000

The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to reconsider industry-led challenges to state nuclear subsidy programs in New York and Illinois leaves the contentious matter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  The high court on April 15 declined to accept petitions for review of decisions by the Second Circuit and Seventh Circuit, dealing a major blow […]

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