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EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook: NatGas Generation Tops Coal in July


For just the second time in history, gas-fired power generation surpassed coal-fired generation in July.  That's according to the short-term energy outlook (STEO) released Oct. 6 by the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Small Fire Extinguished at TMI Nuclear Power Plant


Workers at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania declared an alert at the plant after a small fire was discovered.

Some Nuclear Power Plants Underprepared for Cyber Attack, Report Says


Many nuclear power plants around the world are not well prepared to defend against cyber attacks, according to a report from international think tank Chatham House.

Sendai 2 Nuclear Unit Set to Restart Soon


Kyushu Electric Power Co. said it completed loading fuel into 157 assemblies Sept. 13 and plans to begin final inspections Friday. Unit 1 returned to service in August.

Westinghouse Electric Buys Nuclear Plant Safety Product Line


U.S. Technologies Inc. sold its Multibus I product line to Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC for use in certain safety systems at nuclear power plants.

Nuclear Operations Support Contract Extended


GSE Systems (NYSE: GVP) said that its Hyperspring LLC subsidiary will continue nuclear operations support services at an unnamed nuclear utility in the southern U.S.

Sequoyah Nuclear Reactors Can Operate Another 20 Years: NRC


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved the license renewals for units 1 and 2 of the Sequoyah nuclear power plant.

UBS Warns More Nuclear Retirements on the Way


UBS has issued a “sobering view of nuclear unit viability” across many parts of the United States and said that leading operators Entergy (NYSE:ETR) and Exelon (NYSE:EXC) have several units in danger of premature retirement.

Areva Chosen as Talen Energy's EOC for Nuclear Power Plant


Areva Inc. was picked as Talen Energy’s Engineer of Choice (EOC) for nuclear operations at the Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant in Pennsylvania.

TVA Completes Safety Testing at Watts Bar 2 Nuclear Site


The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) completed week-long tests on the safety features system for Watts Bar 2 in Tennessee.

2 Companies Picked as Preferred Bidders for UK Nuclear Project


EDF Energy said two companies were chosen as preferred bidders for the Hinkley Point C nuclear project in the UK.

Valve Failure Leads to White Finding at Dresden Nuclear Power Unit


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a white finding of low- to-moderate safety significance to Unit 2 of the Dresden Nuclear Power Station in Illinois.

Nuclear Power Maintenance Outage Begins Early at Fermi 2


DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) started a refueling and maintenance outage at the 1,170-MW Fermi 2 nuclear power unit in Michigan after the unit was manually shut down.

NRC Begins Special Inspection at Callaway Nuclear Plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) started special inspections at the Callaway nuclear power plant following a reactor shutdown in August.

Loviisa 1 and 2 Nuclear Units Back Online After Planned Outage


Both units at the Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland are back online after annual maintenance outages.

Korea, UAE Organizations Team on Nuclear Reactor Safety


The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) and the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the field of nuclear safety with a focus on light water nuclear reactors.

EDF: Hinkley Point C Nuclear Plant Start Date Delayed


France-owned EDF Energy says that the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project will not begin in 2023 as planned.

Most US Nuclear Power Plants Operating at Highest Level, NRC Says


A majority of U.S. nuclear power plants are operating at the highest performance levels in the latest mid-cycle assessments from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

SCE&G Updates Costs, Construction Schedule for Nuclear New Builds


The two reactors under construction at the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina are now scheduled for completion in 2019 and 2020, according to updated filings with the state Public Service Commission (PSC).

Dungeness B Nuclear Reactor Online After Planned Outage


The Dungeness B nuclear Unit 22 is back online following a 16-week planned maintenance outage.

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