With Vogtle Completion in Sight, Southern Company Targets Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 13:26:44 +0000

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Fresh off the announcement that the final module for Vogtle Unit 3 was placed at the nuclear expansion project in Georgia, Southern Company said on May 27 that it was setting “a long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.” The announcement was made during Southern Company’s annual stockholders meeting, which […]

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[VIDEO] POWER Insights: Nuclear Reactor with 3D-Printed Core Slated for Operation in 2023

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 12:00:00 +0000

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In the first installment of POWER’s brand new video interview series, POWER Insights, Kurt Terrani, technical director of the Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR) program, talks to POWER Senior Associate Editor Sonal Patel about the innovative microreactor program spearheaded by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and project partners, including Idaho National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and […]

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DOE  Launches Program to Demonstrate Advanced Nuclear Reactors Within 5 Years

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 17:28:54 +0000

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Bolstered by $230 million in Congressionally appropriated funding, the Department of Energy (DOE) has officially launched the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) to help U.S.-based private developers of advanced nuclear reactors demonstrate their technology in the U.S. Much anticipated by industry, the program formally established under the Office of Nuclear Energy program on May 14 […]

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Advanced Nuclear Reactor Designs to Get Digital Twins

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 12:56:45 +0000

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Nine projects will get $27 million in federal funding to develop digital twin technology for promising advanced nuclear reactor designs—including Kairos, Xe-100, BWRX-300, and the SSR-W—and help achieve a ten-fold reduction in their operations and maintenance (O&M) costs. The funding announced by the Department of Energy (DOE) on May 13 will be furnished under the […]

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The Green Cowboy, David Freeman Dies at 94

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 12:30:10 +0000

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Engineer, attorney, author, and former head of some of the largest public power utilities in the U.S., S. David Freeman passed away on May 12 outside of Washington, D.C., following a heart attack at the age of 94. Freeman was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and received a degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute […]

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Nuclear Reactor with 3D-Printed Core Slated for Operation in 2023

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 12 May 2020 17:27:04 +0000

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A first-of-its-kind nuclear reactor that will use a 3D-printed core, advanced materials, and integrated sensors and controls is on track for completion by 2023. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, work is ramping up to demonstrate the Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR), an innovative micro-reactor program spearheaded by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and project partners, to include […]

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FERC Plans Discussion of COVID-19 Impacts

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 16:19:40 +0000

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is planning a technical conference this summer that would look at long-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the energy industry. The discussion would look at how the industry should approach investments and infrastructure development should the trend of lessening demand for electricity, and oil and gas, continue. Industry […]

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Nuclear Power Plants Set Performance Records in Spite of Pandemic

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Sun, 10 May 2020 12:16:17 +0000

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It’s spring outage season in the power industry. A time when plants of all types typically shut down and perform scheduled maintenance to ensure all essential equipment is as ready as possible to run reliably at full load for days on end during the peak summer season. This year, outages have been complicated by the […]

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Is Vogtle Nuclear Expansion on Schedule? CEO Sounds Confident

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 21:05:11 +0000

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“We still expect to meet the November regulatory-approved in-service dates for both Units 3 and 4,” Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning said during the company’s first quarter earnings call on April 30. The in-service dates he was referring to are November 2021 and November 2022 for Units 3 and 4, respectively, at the Vogtle nuclear […]

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A Nuclear Power Side Venture: Medical Isotope Production

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 04:09:00 +0000

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Earlier this year, nuclear technology giant Framatome and power sector lifecycle management service company Kinectrics launched an Ontario-based joint venture, Isogen, whose mission is to enable the use of

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