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Dominion reduces power output at Surry 2 nuclear unit

Jan 27 - Global Data Point - Unit 2 at the Surry nuclear power plant has capacity to generate 838MW of electricity. "We took it down early this morning to 60 percent to allow workers to repair a pump," Dominion spokesman Rick Zuercher said. More...

NRC to Conduct Webinar on Feb. 5th on Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning Topics

Jan 26 - Global Data Point - "There has been considerable interest in Vermont and neighboring states about how the decommissioning process will work. More...

Duke Energy to upgrade sirens around Catawba Nuclear Station

Jan 22, 2015 -- MarketLine - Duke Energy Corporation, an electricity company, has announced that it will begin upgrading 89 public alert notification sirens around Catawba Nuclear Station. More...
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Clinton nuclear plant offline for maintenance

Jan 22 - Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL) - Operators removed Clinton Power Station from service at 5:24 p.m. More...

TVA on Track for 2015 Startup of Watts Bar 2

Jan 20 - Global Data Point - Gordon Arent, TVA manager for new generation licensing and industry affairs, noted that the project's focus on meeting stringent safety and quality targets is reflected in the 31 million man-hours completed without a lost-time accident and a "98 percent quality control acceptance rate." More...

Accenture and Exelon Rollout State of the Art Mobile Technology Solution

CHICAGO, Jan 20, 2015 -- BUSINESS WIRE - Exelon, the nation's largest private operator of nuclear power plants, has collaborated with Accenture (NYSE:ACN) to implement a mobile technology solution to enhance the productivity of its workforce and increase efficiencies in plant operations and maintenance. More...

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By Michael Keller
On: November 19, 2014
Seems to me nuclear power is essentially a 1950's vintage technology entering the twilight stage of life. However, 21st century advancements can solve the shortcomings of the earlier atomic age. It is time to move more...
By Mike Varney
On: November 17, 2014
As a former U.S. Navy captain with over 20 years' experience in operating nuclear-powered submarines, Mike Varney draws insightful parallels between commanding a submarine and operating a utility. He offers relevant lessons learned from his more...
By Ferdinand E. Banks
On: November 5, 2014
"Wir Spielen mit dem Feuer" (We're playing with fire), is Peter Ramsauer's opinion of Germany's Nuclear Retreat. More will be said about this later, but first some numbers that you might find useful. more...
By Brad Smalldridge
On: November 4, 2014
According to Navigant Research, O&M costs account for 69 percent of the total power production costs for commercial nuclear plants. So, lost time during outages can mean loss of significant dollars. more...
By Ferdinand E. Banks
On: October 2, 2014
This is a version of the keynote address I planned to give at the 2011 international conference of the International Association of Energy Economists (IAEE), and which took place that year in wonderful summer Stockholm. more...

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