Is Nuclear Power Poised for a Resurgence?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 15:40:49 +0000

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Since 1990, nuclear power has consistently supplied about 19% to 20% of the electricity used in the U.S. However, very few nuclear plants have been added to the U.S. fleet over that time. Currently, the only new nuclear project in the U.S. is Southern Company’s Plant Vogtle expansion, which is expected to add two new […]

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Is Nuclear Power Poised for a Resurgence?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 15:40:49 +0000

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Since 1990, nuclear power has consistently supplied about 19% to 20% of the electricity used in the U.S. However, very few nuclear plants have been added to the U.S. fleet over that time. Currently, the only new nuclear project in the U.S. is Southern Company’s Plant Vogtle expansion, which is expected to add two new […]

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The Role of Digital Insight in a Safer Nuclear Industry

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 15:43:33 +0000

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The impact of COVID-19 has placed a sharp focus on the importance of not only keeping key personnel safe but also how to better manage risk with fewer resources on site. One unexpected result is the acceleration of interest in digitisation initiatives. Ten years of digital innovation has brought new ways of modelling and managing […]

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The Role of Digital Insight in a Safer Nuclear Industry

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 15:43:33 +0000

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The impact of COVID-19 has placed a sharp focus on the importance of not only keeping key personnel safe but also how to better manage risk with fewer resources on site. One unexpected result is the acceleration of interest in digitisation initiatives. Ten years of digital innovation has brought new ways of modelling and managing […]

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5 Reactors Connected to the Grid, 5 Removed in 2020

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 23:01:21 +0000

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Nuclear power capacity continues to grow worldwide, as larger reactors are added to the grid while smaller units are retired. Furthermore, uprates to some existing reactors have also added to the world’s nuclear power capacity. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports the total net installed capacity is about 393 GW today. Nuclear reactor additions […]

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A Hopeful Narrative for the Nuclear Industry

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 18:36:15 +0000

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Although there is only one nuclear power plant construction project in progress today in the U.S., that doesn’t mean the nuclear industry has gone dormant. A lot of research and development are ongoing, and the federal government is putting millions of dollars behind some of the efforts. The Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program “The Department of […]

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Fusion Power May Be Closer Than You Think

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:14:03 +0000

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Fusion research and development have been ongoing for decades, and many people probably believe a fusion power system will remain out of reach for decades longer. But the truth is that more than 100 tokamaks have been constructed and the science behind fusion is well-understood. What has been elusive is generating net energy from a […]

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Fusion Power May Be Closer Than You Think

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:14:03 +0000

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Fusion research and development have been ongoing for decades, and many people probably believe a fusion power system will remain out of reach for decades longer. But the truth is that more than 100 tokamaks have been constructed and the science behind fusion is well-understood. What has been elusive is generating net energy from a […]

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Is Nuclear Power As Safe As The BBC Claims?

Credit to Author: George Harvey| Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 21:05:58 +0000

The nuclear industry has based much of its analysis on what I believe is demonstrably flawed thinking. I would classify numbers from the nuclear industry in three types. Some are predictably spot-on. Some are predictably off, with the true value turning out to be greater by a factor of two or more. And some are predictably, and sometimes demonstrably, off by at least an order of magnitude. Which number falls into which category seems to depend entirely on what it is to be used for

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Derecho Damage Results in Early Retirement of Duane Arnold Nuclear Power Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 12:07:52 +0000

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The Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC, Figure 1)—a 615-MW nuclear power plant located in Palo, Iowa—will reportedly not restart after high winds caused extensive damage to the station’s cooling towers. The plant owner, NextEra Energy Resources, had planned to retire the unit on Oct. 30, but after assessing damage caused by an Aug. 10 derecho, […]

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