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Nebraska nuke plant shuts down after coolant pump leaks


The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant has been shut down for repairs roughly a month after a planned outage for maintenance and refueling.

A digital network is a resilient network - why utilities need an OMP (outage management process)


The successful operation of both a nuclear power plant and its distributing utilities depends largely on the reliability of the electrical grid system. 

White paper looks at state compliance with Clean Power Plan


Cost-effectiveness, electric system reliability and achievement of the environmental goal “with integrity,” are key factors that state must consider in light of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, according to a recent white paper distributed by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Top 10 most read articles from 2014


We take a look back at the stories that you, the reader, read the most this year.

Xcel Energy defends $665mn Monticello plant project


Xcel Energy says customers should pay for the overrun costs of a $665 million project to rebuild a power plant in Monticello.

Areva to provide I&C, electrical systems services for Bulgaria nuclear units


Areva was picked to provide nuclear services for the safety instrumentation and control (I&C) and electrical systems for units 5 and 6 at the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria.

Plant Vogtle Unit 1 back online after refueling


Unit 1 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has returned online after scheduled refueling and a maintenance outage.

Plant Vogtle Unit 1 taken offline for refueling, maintenance


Plant operators safely took Unit 1 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline Sunday for scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

NRC wants more info on Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant safety upgrades


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) asked Entergy (NYSE: ETR) for more information on safety upgrades for the 605 MW Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant before making a decision to grant the utility an exemption due to the plant’s closure.

EDF, GDF Suez to invest in nuclear power plant in Belgium


EDF and GDF Suez will jointly invest 600 million euros ($819.2 million) in the Tihange 1 nuclear power project in Belgium, according to Economic Times.

AREVA to invest $26.3mn in nuclear power operational center


AREVA is investing $26.3 million to upgrade operations at its nuclear power operational facility in Lynchburg, Va. AREVA also received a $700,000 package from the state, county and city as part of a partnership program.

Westinghouse, Bulgaria to begin talks on new nuclear power reactor


Westinghouse Electric Co. signed an agreement to begin talks on building a nuclear power plant in Bulgaria.

Swiss nuclear power plant to close by 2019


A nuclear power plant in Switzerland is scheduled to close in 2019, according to Reuters.

Peach Bottom nuclear Unit 3 returns to service


Unit 3 at Exelon’s Peach Bottom nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania returned to service Oct. 27 after a planned fall refueling outage.

News in Briefs


Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) appointed Jeff S. Forbes  as executive vice president, nuclear operations and chief nuclear officer at Entergy Nuclear effective Jan 2.Forbes will be replacing John Herron, who has spent 33 years in the nuclear industry and announced his retirement effective March 31.

POWER-GEN International Golf Tournament Winners


A group of POWER-GEN International attendees went to the Osprey Ridge Golf Course at the Walt Disney World Resort on Monday.

Nuclear power plant being upgraded in 2012


Southern California Edison (SCE) on Jan. 9 temporarily removed Unit 2 at its 2,200 MW San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station from service for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Upgrading Main Low Voltage Systems


This article presents an example of an ongoing upgrade project at a nuclear power plant site in Finland. As a result of this upgrade project, a major part of the low voltage systems within two nuclear power plant units will be replaced during a period of six years.

Addressing Engineering Challenges Before Disaster Hits


A string of accidents and failures in energy-related projects—especially recent events related to the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan—has sharpened the global focus on a safe, reliable energy supply.

Banking on Nuclear


New nuclear’s future may depend less on what happened at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan than what is happening at two construction sites in Europe.

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