DOE Grants California’s Request to Revise Civil Nuclear Credit Program Eligibility, Extends Deadline

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 13:39:06 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) has revised eligibility criteria for the first-award cycle of its $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) program and extended its application period to Sept. 6, 2022. The action responds to a request for adjustments from the California governor’s office to better address Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E’s) 2,240-MW Diablo Canyon […]

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Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field Demonstrates Hydrogen Integration

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:12:00 +0000

The Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field is revitalizing an earthquake-stricken region and providing a remarkable boost to Japan’s ambitions to launch a hydrogen society. While global interest in

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Risks and Opportunities: It’s an Interesting Time to Be in the Power Industry

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:11:00 +0000

War rages in Europe. Natural gas prices are through the roof. Drought threatens hydro production. Weather extremes are becoming commonplace. Supply chains are strained. Demand for electricity is headed

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Nuclear Power on the Upswing, Numerous Projects Take Shape Around the World

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:42:33 +0000

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) says momentum is building for nuclear power in many countries amid soaring fuel prices and growing energy security concerns. “In today’s context of the global energy crisis, skyrocketing fossil fuel prices, energy security challenges and ambitious climate commitments, I believe nuclear power has a unique opportunity to stage a comeback,” […]

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California Legislature Passes Bill to Support Reliability Reserve, Lifeline for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 13:52:21 +0000

California’s State Legislature has passed a bill that could extend the operating lives of existing generating facilities slated for retirement, potentially providing a new lifeline for the 2,240-MW Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP), which has a premature closure date in 2025. Both houses on June 29 passed AB-205 Energy, an energy trailer bill that Gov. […]

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We Don’t Need Base Load Power

Credit to Author: George Harvey| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 17:35:22 +0000

Rick Perry, the former Governor of Texas and former Secretary of the Department of Energy, told Fox News in an interview that we need base load power. He believes we need base load power because it is what we use when we turn a light on at 2:00 in the morning. He’s wrong. But unfortunately, […]

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SaskPower Picks SMR Technology for First Two Potential Nuclear Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 13:23:47 +0000

SaskPower has chosen GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s (GEH’s) BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) technology for Saskatchewan’s first two nuclear units, which the provincial utility plans to deploy by the mid-2030s. The announcement on June 27 wraps up a four-year process to evaluate specific SMR designs and furthers planning for SaskPower, a Crown corporation, which has […]

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NASA Picks Three Nuclear Power Concepts for Demonstration on the Moon

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:38:28 +0000

Three teams comprising some of the most prominent engineering and technology firms in the U.S. will provide initial designs for a fission surface power (FSP) system as part of a federal project to demonstrate a 40-kW nuclear reactor for power applications on the moon. NASA and Battelle Energy Alliance—the contracted entity that manages and operates […]

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Unit 3 at Barakah Nuclear Plant Licensed, Set to Load Fuel

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2022 22:56:32 +0000

The third unit of the Barakah nuclear power plant (NPP), the first such facility in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Arab world, is ready to begin fuel loading, according to a statement issued by the country’s nuclear regulatory agency on June 19. The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) on Sunday said it […]

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Finnish Nuclear Plant Under Construction Since 2005 Faces Yet Another Delay

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 19:02:37 +0000

Commercial operation of Olkiluoto 3 (OL3), a nuclear power plant (NPP) unit that has been under construction in Finland for nearly 17 years, will be delayed for another three months due to foreign material issues observed in the turbine’s steam reheater, plant owner Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) reported on June 15. The setback is just […]

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