How Nuclear Hybrids Could Redefine the Industry’s Future

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0000

The world’s nuclear sector is struggling to stay economically afloat amid a deluge of renewables and natural gas power, and reinvigorating it will require operational flexibility from new or existing

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Dispute Flares About Equipment at Abandoned V.C. Summer Nuclear Project

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 13:24:22 +0000

The fight about who owns equipment at the now-abandoned V.C. Summer 2 and 3 AP1000 reactors in South Carolina intensified on May 14, as key stakeholder Santee Cooper sued lead contractor Westinghouse for certification documentation related to that equipment.  The lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division, […]

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Vogtle 2 Installs World’s First Full Accident-Tolerant Fuel Assemblies

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2019 22:45:46 +0000

The world’s first complete advanced fuel test assemblies containing accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) have been installed at Southern Co.’s Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant’s Unit 2 in Georgia.  Nuclear giant Framatome delivered the GAIA lead fuel assemblies containing enhanced ATF (EATF), including both pellets and cladding, to the plant owned by Georgia Power in January. […]

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Flexible Operation of Nuclear Power Plants Ramps Up

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000

A widespread misconception persists that nuclear plants can only function as inflexible baseload sources of power—and it’s hurting prospects for the nuclear sector’s role in the world’s future power

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Bagging DOE Support, Westinghouse Eyes Demonstration for Nuclear Micro-reactor by 2022

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 13:04:53 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) is funding a project that would prepare Westinghouse’s 25-MWe eVinci micro-reactor for nuclear demonstration readiness by 2022.  The agency on March 27 said it will provide $12.9 million of the estimated $28.6 million Westinghouse needs for a project to prepare the micro-reactor for a demonstration, including for design, analysis, licensing […]

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Vogtle Loan Guarantees Praised, Criticized

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:39:51 +0000

Energy Secretary Rick Perry on March 22 said his department will guarantee up to $3.7 billion in additional loans to finance continued construction of two new nuclear reactors at the Vogtle plant in Georgia. While Perry and other government officials stressed the importance of the project to the U.S. nuclear industry, critics called it a […]

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Trump Administration Set to Guarantee $3.7 Billion to Finish Vogtle Nuclear Expansion

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 20:58:56 +0000

Energy Secretary Rick Perry will reportedly announce March 22 that the Trump administration will finalize $3.7 billion in loan guarantees to support completion of the Vogtle nuclear plant construction project. The announcement is expected when Perry visits the site near Waynesboro, Georgia, on Friday along with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Southern Co. CEO Tom […]

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U.S. Will Build Nuclear Plants in India

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 02:40:12 +0000

The U.S. has agreed to build six nuclear power plants in India, according to a joint statement from the two countries issued March 13 in Washington, D.C. The countries held two days of talks this week, discussing international security and nuclear cooperation. The talks involved Andrea Thompson, the U.S. undersecretary of state for arms control […]

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Southern Company CEO: Vogtle Ahead of Schedule

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:20:53 +0000

Southern Company CEO Thomas Fanning on February 20 said construction of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle is on track and could possibly beat the current regulatory approved startup dates for the AP1000 units. Fanning spoke Wednesday on the company’s fourth-quarter 2018 earnings call. He said Georgia Power, a Southern Company subsidiary and the […]

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Regulators Back Dominion Takeover of SCANA

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:53:02 +0000

Dominion Energy’s bid to purchase SCANA Corp. and its South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) utility, approved by South Carolina regulators on Dec. 14, could bring some stability to SCANA. Shareholders hope that’s the case; they’re excited about swapping their devalued SCANA shares for more valuable Dominion stock. Workers, though, remain uncertain about their futures, […]

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