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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

White House Launches Initiatives to Bolster New Nuclear Deployments

May 30, 2024

Via: PowerMag

The White House has unveiled a suite of new measures aimed at slashing risks associated with new nuclear reactor development and construction, underscoring its policy push to champion nuclear. At a May 29 White House summit that showcased recent policy […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hot Functional Testing Begins on Unit 4 at Vogtle Nuclear Plant

March 21, 2023

Via: PowerMag

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 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Constellation extends nuclear maintenance contract with Allied Power

February 13, 2023

Via: Power Engineering International

Allied Power will continue to provide maintenance at 12 Constellation nuclear plants through mid-August 2028, per an extension signed by the companies. The new agreement includes staff augmentation and has an option for a five-year renewal. The 12 plants are […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Accelerating the Transition to Green Energy with Product Lifecycle Management

February 9, 2023

Via: PowerMag

Rising concerns over climate change have caused a major shift in the energy ecosystem, away from fossil fuels and toward renewable, clean, and sustainable energy. Currently, the earth is about 1.1C warmer than in the late 1800s. As outlined in […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE funds projects to work on overcoming fusion energy hurdles

January 19, 2023

Via: Power Engineering International

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced $2.3 million in funding for 10 projects intended to pair private industry with DOE’s national laboratories to overcome challenges in fusion energy development. In December, DOE announced that a team at Lawrence Livermore National […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Updates on Five Big Nuclear Energy Developments POWER Was Watching in 2022

December 30, 2022

Via: PowerMag

In January 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) published a list of five nuclear energy stories to watch in 2022. Here’s an update on the items the NE felt were important for industry insiders […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Advanced nuclear reactor company X-energy to go public

December 6, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Advanced nuclear reactor company X-energy will become a publicly-traded company after a business combination agreement with special-purpose acquisition company Ares Acquisition Corporation. The merger with Ares Acquisition Corp. would value X-energy at about $2 billion, according to the Dec. 6 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

These four U.S. nuclear plants will start producing clean hydrogen

November 11, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is partnering with utilities on four hydrogen demonstration projects at U.S. nuclear power plants. Hydrogen would be produced at the nuclear plants through high- or low-temperature electrolysis, a process of splitting water into pure […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Constellation talks up its nuclear and hydrogen future after a bumpy Q3

November 8, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Constellation Energy sounded upbeat about its existing nuclear fleet as well as future prospects for hydrogen production as it reported third quarter financial results on November 8. The Baltimore-based utility holding company cited both state and federal support for carbon-free […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Constellation to seek license extensions for two Illinois nuke plants

October 31, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Constellation said it plans to ask the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to extend the operating licenses of its Clinton and Dresden nuclear plants in Illinois by an additional 20 years. If approved by the NRC, Clinton could operate until 2047 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

SaskPower targets two sites for possible nuclear power plants

September 27, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Save the date: 2029. That’s the year when Canadian utility SaskPower could decide whether or not to deploy one or more small modular reactors. As part of the utility’s planning and regulatory work, it identified two areas for further study. […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Here’s how to decarbonize the electric grid by 2035

August 31, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

A new report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) examines the types of clean energy technologies, along with the scale and pace of deployment needed for the U.S. to reach 100% clean electricity by 2035. The NREL study, Examining […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Ultra Safe Nuclear, Hyundai Engineering to explore high temperature reactor

August 29, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, which is working to deploy a gas-cooled micro reactor, said it has a new supplier agreement with Korean EPC firm Hyundai Engineering Co. Hyundai Engineering would leverage its supplier network to procure materials and services to […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Ukrainian nuclear plant near fighting cut off from power grid

August 25, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Ukrainians are once again anxious about the fate of a nuclear power plant in a land that was home to the world’s worst atomic accident in 1986 at Chernobyl — and alarm only increased Aug. 25 when the plant operator […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Ultra Safe Nuclear opens facility to produce advanced reactor fuel

August 22, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. announced the opening of its fuel production facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The PFM (Pilot Fuel Manufacturing) facility is expected to produce TRISO and ceramic microencapsulated nuclear fuel, designed for use in USNC’s micro modular reactors […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

IEEE launches nuclear equipment certification program

August 16, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

IEEE and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) launched a new equipment certification program which aims to help the nuclear industry improve safety. The organization said the IEEE Nuclear Power Electrical Equipment Certification Program would help stakeholders by “implementing cost […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

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

August 11, 2022

Via: PowerMag

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 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Spent Nuclear Fuel: A Valuable Resource—Not a Waste

August 1, 2022

Via: PowerMag

Did you know that more than 90% of the potential energy that exists in fuel rods when they’re loaded into commercial nuclear reactors still remains in the fuel after five years of operation? Well, that’s true, according to the U.S. […]


Electric Utility, Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Surprise Senate climate deal includes incentives for hydrogen, nuclear, renewables

July 28, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

The unexpected inflation reduction legislation announced by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has lawmakers and clean advocates scrambling to read the 725-page bill. The sweeping bill includes nearly $370 million on energy and climate change initiatives. […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

The POWER Interview: SMR Growth Tied to Plan for Nuclear Waste

July 27, 2022

Via: PowerMag

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, based on research from Stanford University and the University of British Columbia, addressed the problem of nuclear waste from small modular reactors (SMRs). The study said that […]