Small Modular Reactors Have High-Level Support

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:03:58 +0000

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry is headed to Brussels, Belgium, to promote small modular reactor (SMR) concepts to European Union (EU) prospects. Perry will be a featured speaker during the “1st U.S.-EU High-Level Industrial Forum on Small Modular Reactors,” which will be held Oct. 21. “The U.S. and the EU share a […]

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Nuclear Performance Improves, but More Reactors Needed

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 19:22:12 +0000

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“The world’s nuclear plants continue to perform excellently,” Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association, wrote in the preface to the recently released World Nuclear Performance Report 2019. Yet, if the nuclear industry is to reach its “Harmony” goal, which is for nuclear generation to supply 25% of the world’s electricity before 2050, […]

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2018 Exceptional Year for Nuclear Power Firsts

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2019 13:18:54 +0000

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Last year, five of the world’s 449 operable nuclear reactors reached 50 years of operation for the first time, four first-of-their kind reactor designs were brought online, and while the industry showed capacity factor impacts from load-following, the global nuclear fleet performed  at an average capacity factor of about 80%, says a new report from […]

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Friends Of The Earth Blasts TVA Plan For Memphis

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 01:50:36 +0000

For the first time in many years, the TVA is offering to lower electricity prices to its customers by 3% if they will sign a 20-year power purchase agreement. That’s a bad deal, says Friends of the Earth.

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Southern Nuclear Adds New Power Plant Simulators

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:52:48 +0000

GSE Systems said it has delivered and commissioned three additional full-scope simulators for Southern Nuclear’s new Operations Training Centers. The simulators are for the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, and the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant. Simulators provide efficient hands-on learning for power plant operators. While power plants of […]

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Vogtle Nuclear Expansion Unlikely to Meet Aggressive Schedule Deadline

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 19:57:57 +0000

A team that reviewed Southern Nuclear Company’s (SNC’s) April 2019 Vogtle Units 3 and 4 Re-baseline of Forecast Schedule and Cost said it believes the working schedule predicated on commercial operation dates of May 23, 2021, and May 23, 2022, for the respective units, is unachievable. Furthermore, the reviewers said the regulatory-approved schedule from the […]

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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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Worried About Climate Change? Save Nuclear Plants [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 18:35:15 +0000

Nuclear power advocates suggest there are many benefits associated with nuclear energy. They point to high-paying jobs; billions of dollars in economic activity for plant-hosting communities; and secure, reliable, baseload electricity. But the most-important benefit of nuclear power may be that it emits no greenhouse gases, and therefore, does not contribute to climate change. According […]

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