Vogtle Unit 4 Achieves Commercial Operation, Now Largest Nuclear Power Plant in the U.S.

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2024 14:41:01 +0000

The road was long and the challenges difficult, but Plant Vogtle is now the largest nuclear power plant in the U.S., as Unit 4 was declared commercially operational on April […]

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22 Countries, Including U.S., Pledge to Triple Nuclear Power Capacity

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sat, 02 Dec 2023 21:57:09 +0000

The U.S. and 21 other countries have said they want to triple the global generation capacity of nuclear power by mid-century. The pledge, announced Dec. 2 at the United Nations’ […]

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Nuclear Power Is Making a Comeback: What Will It Take to See Meaningful Growth?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2023 04:16:00 +0000

There are many reasons for the nuclear power industry to feel optimistic about the future. For example, the entry of Vogtle Unit 3 into commercial operation on July 31 was a significant milestone and one worth

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Unit 3 at Vogtle Nuclear Plant Reaches 100% Power Output

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 30 May 2023 19:26:29 +0000

Georgia Power officials said Unit 3 at Plant Vogtle has reached 100% power output, as the first reactor in a two-unit expansion at the site in Waynesboro, Georgia, nears commercial […]

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Classic Megaproject Early Mistakes Will Create A Fiscal Disaster For Netherlands Nuclear

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2023 19:25:22 +0000

DALL·E generated image of pouring euros into a nuclear reactor construction site, digital artRecently, the new coalition government of the Netherlands looked across its decarbonization portfolio, realized that it had failed to meet renewables targets, and so announced that it would build two nuclear power reactors with 1-1.6 GW capacity each. And the government is claiming that it will have them running in 2035, but has only outlined […]

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Hot Functional Testing Begins on Unit 4 at Vogtle Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2023 14:06:43 +0000

Georgia Power announced that hot functional testing for Unit 4 at the Vogtle nuclear power plant has begun, as the utility moves closer to bringing both reactors of the two-unit expansion at the facility online. Hot functional testing marks the last series of major tests for Unit 4 prior to the initial loading of fuel […]

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Vogtle 3 Reaches Initial Criticality, Marking Pivotal Nuclear Startup Milestone

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2023 23:59:35 +0000

Vogtle 3, one of two 1,117-MW Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors Southern Nuclear Operating Co. is building in Georgia, has reached initial criticality. The event marks a pivotal milestone for the Generation III+ pressurized water reactor (PWR)—the first of its kind built in the U.S. “Initial criticality is a key step during the startup testing sequence […]

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Vogtle Unit 3 In-Service Date Slides to May or June

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2023 19:09:21 +0000

Southern Company said in its annual report filing issued on Feb. 16 that remediating certain equipment and component issues will force the projected in-service date for Plant Vogtle Unit 3 to be pushed out to May or June 2023. “The projected schedule for Unit 3 primarily depends on the progression of final component and pre-operational […]

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Pipe Issue Delays Startup of New Vogtle Nuclear Unit

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2023 00:08:11 +0000

Startup of the first of two new reactors at the Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia is being pushed back to at least April, one month after officials with Georgia Power had planned to start generating electricity from the unit. Georgia Power, part of Atlanta-based Southern Co., announced the latest setback for the oft-delayed two-unit expansion […]

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China Will Add Two More AP1000 Nuclear Reactors

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2022 16:46:38 +0000

China’s State Council has approved two AP1000 nuclear reactor units for State Power Investment Corp.’s (SPIC’s) Lianjiang Nuclear Power Plant in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, reactor technology supplier Westinghouse said on Oct. 12. If built, the units will become ninth and tenth reactors based on Westinghouse’s Generation III+ advanced reactor technology in China. Four AP1000 units are […]

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