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Plant Vogtle Unit 1 back online after refueling

04/15/2014

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

03/17/2014

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

02/05/2014

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

01/14/2014

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

12/17/2013

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

12/13/2013

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

10/30/2013

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

Peach Bottom nuclear Unit 3 returns to service

10/28/2013

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

12/12/2012

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

12/11/2012

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

01/11/2012

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

11/01/2011

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

09/01/2011

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

07/01/2011

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.

Nuclear fuel reload begins at Bruce Unit 2

07/01/2011

Coal Executive Roundtable

06/30/2011

Participants from such companies as Burns & McDonnell, TVA and Fluor discuss how much of an impact the coal industry could have on future U.S. generation.

Shaw Group to do life cycle work at Cook nuclear plant

06/09/2011

The Shaw Group Inc. was awarded a contract to provide life-cycle management services for Indiana Michigan Power Co.’s 2,155 MW Cook Nuclear Plant in Michigan.

Nuclear Safety is Making Headlines

06/01/2011

Nuclear power safety is still making news headlines as Japan’s crisis continues to unfold. Yes, the situation there is very serious and a review of nuclear power plants is the next move to make, as is being done in the United States.

Slow pace of plant replacement could take 70 years

05/05/2011

The aging baseload fleet of power plants in the U.S. will not be completely replaced with new or modernized nuclear, coal and combined-cycle plants for 70 years or longer, according to a report by a new industry association.

Nuclear research center to increase safety

05/03/2011

The Department of Energy (DOE) dedicated the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), an advanced research facility that will accelerate the advancement of nuclear reactor technology.

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