Russia Completes First-Phase Testing of Nuclear Accident-Tolerant Fuel

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:41:56 +0000

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Russia has completed the first phase of nuclear accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) reactor testing at a government research facility. The achievement paves the way for ATF testing at a Russian commercial nuclear plant, which could begin in 2020. TVEL Fuel Co. of Rosatom, a company that provides nuclear fuel to 72 reactors in 14 countries, including […]

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Westinghouse Will Acquire Rolls-Royce’s Civil Nuclear Business 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 23:19:59 +0000

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Westinghouse Electric Co. will acquire Rolls-Royce’s Civil Nuclear Systems and Services business in North America for an undisclosed amount under a “definitive agreement” announced on Sept. 26.  The merger will conjoin two of the most traditionally significant nuclear businesses in the U.S. and the UK and give the two industry giants more clout in the […]

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Exelon’s Byron 2 Completes First Insertion of Westinghouse Accident-Tolerant Fuel 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:55:30 +0000

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Exelon’s Byron Unit 2 nuclear power plant has completed installation of EnCore Fuel, Westinghouse Electric Co.’s accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) solution, marking the start of the first test of uranium silicide fuel pellets in a commercial nuclear reactor.  The installation, completed during the plant’s scheduled 18-day spring refueling outage this April, but publicly announced on Sept. […]

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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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