TVA, Kairos Partner to Deploy Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor Demonstration

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 17:01:45 +0000

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In a notable, dedicated effort by a major U.S. utility to boost the development of an advanced reactor technology, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Kairos Power, developer of a novel fluoride salt-cooled, high-temperature nuclear reactor, on May 6 said they will team to demonstrate Kairos’ Hermes test reactor at the East Tennessee Technology Park […]

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Surry Nuclear Plant Gets 20-Year Extension as Indian Point Goes Dark

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 15:59:09 +0000

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved 20-year subsequent renewed licenses (SRLs) for Dominion Energy Virginia’s Surry Power Station Units 1 and 2 near Newport News, Virginia, making them only the fifth and sixth reactors in the U.S. cleared to operate for 60 to 80 years. But the number of operating U.S. nuclear reactors fell […]

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TVA, Eyeing Coal Phaseout by 2035, Will Rely on Nuclear

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 14:47:27 +0000

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The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) expects to phase out its coal generation by 2035, but achieving net-zero carbon emissions without raising power prices or adversely affecting reliability will require substantial investments in energy storage and carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). TVA also will need to extend the lifetime of its nuclear power, and adopt the […]

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The POWER Interview: Argonne Lab Advancing Nuclear Energy

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 13:25:00 +0000

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Argonne National Laboratory is at the forefront of research into the design of portable nuclear reactors, working to make the technology viable for use at places such as military bases and remote communities. Micro-reactor concepts are being developed that could fit power generation into a small area, such as in the back of a truck, […]

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Advanced Technology, Innovative Solutions Enhance Nuclear Operations and Maintenance

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:24:18 +0000

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Incorporating new technology and solutions being used by others could help nuclear power plant staff improve operations and maintenance practices. Nuclear power plants face many challenges. Monitoring heat

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How the Department of Energy Is Helping Keep Nuclear Power Relevant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:20:20 +0000

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In the decade following World War II, the U.S. government took a keen interest in helping to create a commercial nuclear power industry. Although there were military leaders and members of Congress who

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POWER Digest [May 2021]

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 04:16:35 +0000

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Uzbekistan Wind Farm Project Expanding. Masdar, a global renewable energy company, has signed an agreement with Uzbekistan’s government to extend the capacity of its utility-scale wind farm project in the

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Vogtle Unit 3 Starts Hot Functional Testing; Eyes December In-Service

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 13:04:24 +0000

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Georgia Power has announced more milestones for its Vogtle nuclear power plant expansion project, including the start of hot functional testing for Unit 3 at the facility in Waynesboro, Georgia. The utility also said it could bring the reactor online as soon as December of this year, despite continued construction delays due in part to […]

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Vogtle Unit 3 Starts Hot Functional Testing

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 13:04:24 +0000

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Georgia Power announced two more milestones for its Vogtle nuclear power plant expansion project, including the start of hot functional testing for Unit 3 at the facility in Waynesboro, Georgia. The utility on April 26 also said the last major crane lift project at the site was completed, as a massive water tank was placed […]

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Innovative ‘Steel Bricks’ Design Expected to Reduce Time, Cost of SMR Construction

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:56:05 +0000

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An innovative second-generation steel-composite modular construction system that is planned for use in GE Hitachi’s (GEH’s) BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) plant could dramatically reduce the amount of labor required during nuclear island construction. Brian Johnson, vice president and BWRX-300 product director with GEH, explained various details about the company’s SMR design as part of […]

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