Despite South Carolina IRP Rejection, Duke Energy Seeks 80-Year Operation for Oconee Nuclear Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:28:27 +0000

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Duke Energy has kicked off an effort to renew the operating licenses of all its 11 nuclear reactors for 20 more years, starting with Oconee Nuclear Station, its largest nuclear plant. The utility on June 21 filed an application with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a subsequent license renewal (SLR) for the three-unit 2.5-GW […]

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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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Seven Nuclear Plants Get COVID-19–Related NRC Work-Hour Exemptions

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 13:49:08 +0000

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To help nuclear generators manage worker fatigue amid the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has so far granted individually requested exemptions from work-hour controls to seven U.S. nuclear power plants. As described by NRC Director of Nuclear Reactor Regulation Ho Nieh in March 28 letters sent to at least three industry leaders, […]

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COVID-19 Threatens Outages Scheduled at 97% of U.S. Nuclear Sites in 2020

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 04:00:54 +0000

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Challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. nuclear industry has asked the Trump administration to ensure nuclear workers, suppliers, and vendors will have access to nuclear plants and personal protective equipment (PPE) during the 2020 spring and fall refueling outage seasons and beyond. All but two of the nation’s nuclear sites had scheduled planned outages  […]

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COVID-19 Threatens Outages Scheduled at 97% of U.S. Nuclear Plants in 2020

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:43:54 +0000

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Challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. nuclear industry has asked the Trump administration to ensure nuclear workers, suppliers, and vendors will have access to nuclear plants and personal protective equipment (PPE) during the 2020 spring and fall refueling outage seasons and beyond. In a March 20 letter to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, Nuclear Energy […]

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THE BIG PICTURE: The Diffusion of Nuclear Technology

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 05:01:49 +0000

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Novel Floating Power Plants on the Horizon

For decades, floating power plants have been used widely as a source of flexible, decentralized power generation for several reasons. Among them are that they can be built cost-effectively and rapidly; they

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