Exelon Installs New Accident Tolerant Fuel at Illinois Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:50:56 +0000

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Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), a GE-led joint venture with Hitachi Ltd. that supplies boiling water reactor fuel and fuel-related services around the world, said lead test assemblies utilizing its ARMOR-coated zirconium cladding and IronClad Accident Tolerant Fuel solutions have been installed at Exelon’s Clinton nuclear plant in Illinois. “We continue to work with our customers […]

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10 Power Sector Insights from the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2019

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) November 2019–released World Energy Outlook 2019 (WEO2019) is studded with interesting findings about emerging trends in the power sector. Here are 10 from the

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Evolution of the Smart Grid at Forefront of Transformative Change

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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The power industry is in the midst of a shake-up, a revolution in how electricity is generated and distributed. Smart grid technology is changing the way utilities and customers interact, and providing support

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Transformative Coal Power Technologies Take Shape

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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The coal power industry acknowledges that to play a stable role in future power markets, it needs to modernize, and perhaps even overhaul its long-held status as a “conventional generator.” Could new

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Power Industry Disrupters: Gas, Renewables, and Storage

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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The power industry is experiencing significant changes. Natural gas, wind, solar, and battery storage seem to be the wave of the future. What’s compelling the transformation? Some people point to

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Canadian Company Has Funding for Fusion Demonstration Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 21:36:28 +0000

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A Canada-based company that wants to commercialize nuclear fusion technology announced Dec. 16 that it raised more than $100 million in its latest round of financing, doubling its financial support. General Fusion, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is backed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The company, which includes investors Bezos Expeditions and Chrysalix Venture Capital, […]

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The POWER Interview: New Directions for GE Digital

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:14:45 +0000

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In a recent conversation with POWER, GE Digital CEO Pat Byrne discussed why GE made key changes to the lucrative business, streamlining it to focus on four key markets, including electric utilities and power generation.  (To learn more about how digitalization is transforming the power industry, register now to attend POWER and Chemical Engineering’s upcoming […]

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NRC Issues First Subsequent License Renewals, Extends Nuclear Reactor Life to 80 Years

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:17:57 +0000

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Marking a major milestone for the U.S. nuclear power sector, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has for the first time issued license renewals that authorize nuclear reactor operation beyond 60 years and up to 80 years.  The regulatory body on Dec. 5 issued subsequent license renewals (SLRs) for Units 3 and 4 at Florida Power […]

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Hydropower Industry Launches Major International Project to Demonstrate Flexibility

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:15:32 +0000

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In a new attempt to secure a concrete role for the international hydropower industry within the decarbonization movement, several utilities, equipment manufacturers, universities, research centers, and consultancies have scaffolded to demonstrate how modern hydropower plants can provide flexibility to markets that are increasingly inundated by variable generation like wind and solar. On Dec. 10, the […]

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China Starts Up First Nuclear Cogeneration Project—at AP1000 Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 20:53:22 +0000

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China has started up its first commercial nuclear cogeneration system, using two newly operational AP1000 reactors at the Haiyang Nuclear Power Plant to heat 700,000 square meters of housing.  Shandong Nuclear Power Co. (SDNPC), a subsidiary of State Power Investment Corp. (SPIC), and owner of the Haiyang plant, on Nov. 15 said the first phase […]

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