Consistent Excellence Makes Byron Nuclear Plant Special

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 16:45:00 +0000

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A focus on continuous improvement has helped the nuclear power industry shine in recent years. The U.S.'s fleet of nuclear reactors has achieved average capacity factors of more than 92% over the past five

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Exelon Makes Plans to Retire Byron and Dresden Nuclear Plants in 2021

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 19:02:16 +0000

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In a stunning announcement, Exelon Generation, which operates the largest U.S. fleet of nuclear plants—21 reactors at 12 facilities in Illinois, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania—said it will retire the Byron and Dresden generating stations next fall for economic reasons. “Although we know in our heads that shutting down the uneconomic Illinois plants is necessary […]

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Exelon Makes Plans to Retire Byron and Dresden Nuclear Plants in 2021

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 19:02:16 +0000

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In a stunning announcement, Exelon Generation, which operates the largest U.S. fleet of nuclear plants—21 reactors at 12 facilities in Illinois, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania—said it will retire the Byron and Dresden generating stations next fall for economic reasons. “Although we know in our heads that shutting down the uneconomic Illinois plants is necessary […]

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Why Plan For Fleet Electrification In The Middle Of A Pandemic?

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:00:38 +0000

Fleet electrification could spread like wildfire when one Fortune 100 utility company commits to an electric vehicle future

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Hydrogen May Be a Lifeline for Nuclear—But It Won’t Be Easy

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:54:56 +0000

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Four U.S. nuclear generators—Energy Harbor, Xcel Energy, Exelon, and Arizona Public Service (APS)—are making headway on projects to demonstrate hydrogen production at nuclear plants, but scaling those efforts up to net new end-users and sources of revenue is still ridden with hurdles, company officials said in a panel discussion at the American Nuclear Society’s (ANS’s) […]

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Nuclear Power Plants Set Performance Records in Spite of Pandemic

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Sun, 10 May 2020 12:16:17 +0000

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It’s spring outage season in the power industry. A time when plants of all types typically shut down and perform scheduled maintenance to ensure all essential equipment is as ready as possible to run reliably at full load for days on end during the peak summer season. This year, outages have been complicated by the […]

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Palo Verde’s Refueling: Ensure Safety, Reliability

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:36:48 +0000

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It’s a rite of spring for the U.S. nuclear power industry. Plant operators schedule refueling outages, taking a reactor offline not only to refuel but also to perform repairs or other maintenance, and facility upgrades. It’s a task made more problematic this year, as social distancing and travel restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Energy Groups Supply Gear, Donate Millions to Fight COVID-19

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 19:16:42 +0000

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Energy companies and equipment suppliers to the power generation industry have been at the forefront of efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilities have suspended shutoffs of services to customers impacted by the economic crisis, and have instituted protocols to maintain proper staffing levels to ensure the reliable delivery of electricity during a time when […]

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Exelon’s Peach Bottom Nuclear Plant Licensed for 80 Years—Will It Make It?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 13:31:18 +0000

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted a 20-year license extension for Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Units 2 and 3. The extension authorizes the two reactors—both of which began commercial operation in 1974—to continue operating through 2054. “We are pleased with the NRC’s decision to grant a subsequent license renewal for Peach Bottom Units […]

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The POWER Interview: Exelon Discusses Digitalization

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 21:21:46 +0000

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Digitization in the power generation sector continues to expand. Its goal in simple terms—providing easy access to data for power plant operators and engineers, enabling the use of advanced analytics to improve equipment performance and efficiency—has resulted in reduced operating costs for utilities, and also has enhanced plant safety. POWER’s upcoming Connected Plant Conference, set […]

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