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More than 22,000 industry professionals from around the world gathered in Orlando for Power Generation Week, where innovative and cost-effective solutions for maintaining, operating and building new power generation were shared. More than 1,400 exhibiting companies from every sector of the industry showcased their products and services on the exhibit floor.

Ft. Calhoun nuclear power plant taken offline


The Omaha Public Power District took the 500-MW Fort Calhoun nuclear station offline after a lockout of the plant’s main generator.

Kudankulam nuclear units to be up and running by 2021


India’s government says units 3 and 4 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project are scheduled to begin commissioning in 2020 and 2021.

Areva develops corrosion-prevention solution for nuclear power plants


Areva developed a technology to prevent corrosion of secondary systems in nuclear power plants.

Two more nuclear reactors OK to restart in Japan


Japanese nuclear regulators approved the restart of two more reactors in the country totaling 1.7-GW in generating capacity.

Hinkley Point C nuclear plant to break ground in 2015


The head of EDF Energy said work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant is expected to begin in 2015.

J-Power requests safety checks for nuclear MOX fuel project in Japan


A company is the first to apply for safety checks at a nuclear power plant that is under construction in Japan.

Plant Vogtle new nuclear units celebrates a year of construction


Georgia Power, Westinghouse and CB&I (NYSE: CBI) celebrated a year of progress at the Plant Vogtle expansion project in Georgia.

Regulators to consider Ga. nuclear plant costs


Utility regulators will continue their review of the costs of building a new nuclear plant in eastern Georgia.

Mississippi regulators OK small Entergy rate increase


Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) will get a $16.2 million overall rate increase but many customers will see little or no difference in their monthly bills under a new rate plan approved Thursday by the Mississippi Public Service Commission.

Areva JV to supply instrumentation systems for Chinese nuclear projects


A consortium of Areva and BRIC will supply the incore instrumentation for four ACPR-1000 nuclear reactors under construction in China.

Water leak found at Pennsylvania nuclear plant


Operators of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in central Pennsylvania say they have disconnected Unit One from the regional power grid after finding a small water leak inside the containment structure.

GE Hitachi completes inspection at Texas Nuclear Power Plant


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH)’s ultrasonic robot, Surveyor, successfully inspected a section of underground pipe at the South Texas Project Electric Generating Station. The inspection took place at two Westinghouse-built pressurized water reactors near Bay City, Texas.

Nuclear Here to Stay, Both in the U.S. and Globally, Says Industry Expert


Nuclear power is by far the best low-carbon, high-power-density generation source currently available. So said John DeBruin, vice president of Nuclear Engineering at URS Corporation, in his fact-filled presentation at Power Generation Week yesterday morning.

Getting the Money for New Nuclear


An exciting announcement was made during the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Loan Guarantee Program panel discussion for Nuclear Power International Wednesday afternoon.

Small Modular Reactor Planning Underway in Utah


Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) has reached an agreement with NuScale Power for 600-MW of NuScale’s small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear power technology that could go into commercial operation in the early 2020s, NuScale Chief Commercial Officer Mike McGough told PennWell’s GenForum.

SCE&G places key part in new nuclear plant


South Carolina Electric and Gas Company says a key module has been put in place at the new reactor complex being built in Fairfield County.

U.S. Coal Losing Power Business Dominance but Not Going Away


Coal’s long dominant role in U.S. power generation is steadily losing ground to natural gas, but coal isn’t going away anytime soon.

Hungary, Russian firm sign deal on new reactors


The Hungarian government said Tuesday it has signed three contracts with a Russian company which will allow construction in 2018 of new reactors at the country's only nuclear power plant.

France wants to help expand Czech nuclear program


French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says his country's major energy companies are interested in developing the Czech Republic's nuclear program.

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