U.S. Utility Survey Suggests Industry Mulling Additions of 90 GW of New Nuclear

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 18:24:35 +0000

A Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) survey suggests U.S. utility members expect to add up to 90 GW of new nuclear generation by the 2050s, including more than 300 new small modular reactors (SMRs) in the U.S. over the next 25 years. The nuclear industry group’s survey, unveiled on July 29, sought to gather input from […]

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A New Approach for Gas-Insulated Substations

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 14:40:05 +0000

For decades, gas-insulated substations (GIS) have been used primarily in densely populated metropolitan areas. They take up only 10% of the footprint of outdoor or air-insulated substations and provide reliable medium- and low-voltage service where space needed to service areas for industrial locations, hospitals, and housing may be limited. However, as rural environments become desirable […]

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Group: EPA’s Coordinated Regulatory Assault on Coal Power Could Push Retirements Beyond 86 GW by 2030

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:30:38 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is readying a regulatory sweep targeting more stringent limits on traditional pollutants that could accelerate coal power plant closures. A coal generation trade group estimates that even without new rules, an estimated 86 GW of coal generation is slated to retire by 2030. While the Supreme Court in June curtailed […]

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Group: EPA’s Coordinated Regulatory Assault on Coal Power Could Push Retirements Beyond 86 GW by 2030

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 19:30:38 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is readying a regulatory sweep targeting more stringent limits on traditional pollutants that could accelerate coal power plant closures. A coal generation trade group estimates that even without new rules, an estimated 86 GW of coal generation is slated to retire by 2030. While the Supreme Court in June curtailed […]

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Vogtle 3 Gets NRC’s Approval to Begin Operation in Significant Regulatory Milestone for U.S. Nuclear Industry

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 16:38:15 +0000

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has given Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC) the green light to load fuel and begin the operation of an AP1000 nuclear reactor at Vogtle 3. The authorization makes Vogtle 3 the first reactor in the nation to reach the milestone as part of the regulator’s Part 52 combined license process. […]

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A Japanese Project Demonstrates a Carbon Neutrality Pathway for Coal Power

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:20:00 +0000

Osaki CoolGen Corp.’s complex three-phase demonstration project in Hiroshima Prefecture seeks to achieve highly efficient coal-fired power generation with near-zero emissions by integrating carbon

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Holtec Unveils Green Boiler Designed to Repurpose Coal Plants

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:15:38 +0000

Holtec International, an equipment provider that specializes in the design and manufacture of parts for nuclear reactors, in May unveiled a “green boiler” technology that is designed to repurpose existing

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Southern Company: A History of a Prolific Power Technology Pioneer

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:18:32 +0000

Atlanta-based energy giant Southern Co. has rapidly evolved to keep in step with the evolution of power. As part of its corporate growth, the company has notably pioneered technologies that have reshaped

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NRC Moves to Issue Final Design Certification for NuScale Nuclear Module

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 20:09:20 +0000

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has indicated it will certify NuScale’s 50-MWe (160 MWth) small modular reactor (SMR) design, marking another definitive milestone for the reactor vendor and its technology prospects. The NRC on July 29 said it directed staff to issue a final rule that certifies the standard SMR design, for which NuScale submitted […]

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Putting AI to Work for Better ESG Data

Credit to Author: Richard Martin| Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 20:24:13 +0000

Environment, social, and governance (ESG) reporting has never been easy—and with pressures rising from investors, corporate leaders, and the government, organizations are struggling to meet the needs of all stakeholders. Facility managers must grapple with reaching and documenting progress toward ESG goals that align with the desires of sustainability-minded investors while boards and corporate leaders […]

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