POWER Coverage of the Coronavirus Disease COVID-19

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:33:25 +0000

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The world is currently under siege by a novel coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, which has disrupted our entire way of life. Nearly all gatherings of more than a handful of people have been postponed or canceled. A few countries, and even some states, have enacted complete lockdowns of their citizens, with exceptions for only […]

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POWER Coverage of Coronavirus COVID-19

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:33:25 +0000

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The world is currently under siege by the coronavirus COVID-19, which has disrupted our entire way of life. Nearly all gatherings of more than a handful of people have been postponed or canceled. A few countries, and even some states, have enacted complete lockdowns of their citizens, with exceptions for only the most vital services. […]

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POWER Coverage of Coronavirus COVID-19

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:33:25 +0000

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The world is currently under siege by the coronavirus COVID-19, which has disrupted our entire way of life. Nearly all gatherings of more than a handful of people have been postponed or canceled. A few countries, and even some states, have enacted complete lockdowns of their citizens, with exceptions for only the most vital services. […]

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Sole U.S. Uranium Conversion Plant Secures NRC License Renewal

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:45:29 +0000

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Honeywell International’s uranium conversion plant in Metropolis, Illinois, has received the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) approval to run for 40 more years. The approval for the nation’s sole conversion facility is key to ensure it can continue supplying  uranium hexafluoride (UF6), a basic component of enriched nuclear fuel used in commercial nuclear power reactors. The […]

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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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Live Updates: Power-Related Regulatory Responses to COVID-19

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 15:34:22 +0000

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Federal regulators with oversight over U.S. power matters have issued a series of actions over recent weeks to respond to the potentially devastating impact that COVID-19, the new coronavirus, could have on North American power workforce operations and reliability. POWER will update this post regularly with COVID-19 response news and documents from the Federal Energy […]

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COVID-19 Response: Electric Power Industry Closely Coordinating With Federal Partners

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 01:44:08 +0000

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 23, 2020) – The nation’s investor-owned electric companies, public power utilities, and electric cooperatives are working together to protect the energy grid and ensure continued access to safe and reliable electricity during the COVID-19 global health crisis. The electric power industry has been planning for years for an emergency like the COVID-19 […]

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NRC Preparing Rule Changes Due to Coronavirus

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 22:58:42 +0000

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The agency that regulates nuclear power in the U.S. is preparing to allow reactor operators to work longer shifts, and could also issue new rules that would let facilities put off some maintenance and plant inspections. The actions are in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Comments during a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) conference call on […]

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Utilities Plan to Keep Key Staff Housed at Power Plants

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 16:17:39 +0000

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U.S. electric utilities and other energy companies are preparing to have key personnel remain at power plants and operations centers to ensure the facilities remain online during the coronavirus pandemic. The federal government considers power plants part of the nation’s critical infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for working with power […]

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Oklo Submits First Non-LWR Combined License Application to NRC

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 15:17:20 +0000

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Oklo, developer of the 1.5-MW Aurora micro-reactor, has submitted the first-ever combined license application (COLA) for an advanced non-light water reactor (LWR) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The move formalizes the start of a new era for nuclear regulation in the U.S. The Silicon Valley company, which last year received a first-of-its-kind site use […]

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