POWER Digest—September 2019

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000

Kenya Launches Africa’s Largest Wind Farm. Kenya in July began operating the 310-MW Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) facility, which the government said is Africa’s largest wind power farm. The LTWP project

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Applying IEEE 1584 in Power Generation Facilities

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

An arc flash is the explosive energy released when an electrical fault causes an arc. This rapid release of energy causes excessive temperatures in addition to air and metal in the path of the arc expanding

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Positive Developments for Small Modular Reactors

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 21:05:47 +0000

NuScale Power, Rolls-Royce, and China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC)—three companies working on different small modular reactor (SMR) technology—recently announced positive developments for their respective designs. NRC Makes Progress on NuScale Design Review Portland, Oregon-based NuScale said on July 22 that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) completed the second and third phases of its SMR […]

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NRC Staff Recommends Scaling Back Reactor Inspections

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:22:45 +0000

In a bid to enhance the reactor oversight process (ROP), staff at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recommended the commission change qualitative descriptions for some color labels that signify risk, scale back on the time and scope of some annual inspections at the nation’s nuclear power fleet, as well as increase intervals between inspections.  […]

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Fully Digital Nuclear I&C Upgrade Gets ‘Unprecedented’ NRC License

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:18:42 +0000

A fully digital nuclear reactor instrumentation and control system (I&C)—the first of its kind in the U.S.—at a Purdue University research reactor in West Lafayette, Indiana, has been licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).  Upgrades to digitalize Purdue University Reactor Number 1 (PUR 1)—a pool-type12-kWt reactor (that runs at 1 kW) originally built in […]

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Judge: TVA Deal for Bellefonte Nuclear Plant Stays in Place

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 17:27:43 +0000

A federal judge this week ruled the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) must continue to honor an agreement to sell the unfinished Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant to a real estate developer who has said he would complete construction of the long-idled project. U.S. District Court Judge Liles C. Burke, in a 17-page opinion issued after a […]

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NuScale Gains Potential Financial Backing for Worldwide SMR Deployment 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 22:35:20 +0000

NuScale Power, the front-runner in the race to commercialize small modular reactors (SMRs), has bagged another major backer that could broaden its nuclear supply chain base and expand its financial standing.  On April 29, NuScale signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction (DHIC), a South Korean–based engineering, procurement, and construction […]

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NRC Certifies South Korea’s APR1400 Nuclear Reactor Design for U.S. Use

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 22:06:43 +0000

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has certified the Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400), a third-generation design developed by deployed by South Korean state-owned companies Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP). The U.S. nuclear regulatory body on May 1 said it will issue a direct final rule certifying the reactor […]

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Flexible Operation of Nuclear Power Plants Ramps Up

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000

A widespread misconception persists that nuclear plants can only function as inflexible baseload sources of power—and it’s hurting prospects for the nuclear sector’s role in the world’s future power

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Myhrvold Pushes Advanced Nuclear at NRC Conference

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 21:34:15 +0000

Nathan Myhrvold, the long-time polymath idea man for Bill Gates, his former boss at Microsoft, on March 12 told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) annual regulatory information conference, “Energy is the fulcrum that gives leverage to human ingenuity.” Nuclear, he said, must be a large part of providing that leverage to the world. Myhrvold, speaking […]

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