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Callaway nuclear power station granted extension for generator

07/02/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted an extension to Ameren Missouri to install a portable generator at a nuclear power plant.

Armenian Nuclear Power Plant uprate to begin in 2017

07/02/2014

A lifecycle extension project of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant is scheduled for 2017.

Report: Additional cuts needed for states to meet EPA’s proposed CO2 rule

07/01/2014

SNL Energy Research and Advisory Services said most states will need to make additional cuts in order to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposed emissions rule.

California solar photovoltaic power plant to get security system

07/01/2014

American Integrated Security Group (AISG) developed a security solution for NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) to use at a 250-MW solar photovoltaic plant in California.

Wylfa 1 nuclear reactor back online after five-month shutdown

07/01/2014

The Wylfa nuclear power station in Wales is back online after Unit 1 was shut down for five months.

Torness nuclear power unit automatically shuts down

07/01/2014

Unit 1 at the Torness nuclear power plant in Scotland shut down unexpectedly and will be down for about a week.

Report: NNSA needs clear security plan for oversight

06/30/2014

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) does not have a clear path and vision for its security performance and oversight.

MOX fuel powers Dutch nuclear power plant for the first time

06/30/2014

The Borssele nuclear power plant in the Netherlands has started generating electricity for the first time with mixed oxide (MOX) fuel supplied by Areva.

Siemens to perform site electrification for nuclear plant site in Finland

06/30/2014

Finland-based Fennovoima and Germany-based Siemens (NYSE: SI) signed a contract for the electrification of a nuclear power plant site in Hanhikivi headland, the first signed contract dealing with construction works at the site.

Second nuclear emergency response center opens in Memphis

06/27/2014

A second emergency response center opened in Memphis.

Kola nuclear power plant’s oldest reactors receive life extensions

06/27/2014

The two oldest nuclear reactors at the Kola Nuclear Power Plant in Russia are now up to contemporary safety standards and the lifespans have been extended 15 years.

Korean consortium to upgrade research reactor in the Netherlands

06/26/2014

A consortium led by the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute was selected to upgrade a nuclear reactor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

 

Fast neutron nuclear reactor set to launch chain reaction

06/26/2014

A fast-neutron nuclear reactor in Russia is set to launch a controlled nuclear chain reaction.

Non-Destructive Examination: Forward-Looking Talent and Technology to Get Plants to 80 Years

06/25/2014

The global nuclear energy industry has reached a tipping point.

Coal-fired unit at Martin Drake power plant back online after fire

06/25/2014

Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) brought Unit 6 of the 254-MW Drake Martin coal-fired power plant back online Wednesday.

Lockheed Martin, Chinese company partner on prototype nuclear I&C system

06/25/2014

Lockheed Martin and China’s State Nuclear Power Automation System Engineering Co. will collaborate on the manufacturing of prototype protection systems for third generation nuclear power plants in China.

Energy monitoring company purchases solar PV O&M company

06/25/2014

BlueNRGY LLC, a global energy monitoring solutions provider, completed its acquisition of Umbra Solar Services, a photovoltaic (PV) operations and maintenance (O&M) company that provides data monitoring, preventative and corrective maintenance, and site management services for PV systems.

Unit 2 at Susquehanna nuclear power plant taken offline for turbine inspection

06/25/2014

Unit 2 at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant, in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, is in the process of being taken offline.

Monitor warns of delays building Ga. nuclear plant

06/24/2014

The companies building one of the first U.S. nuclear plants in a generation have missed project deadlines, and government monitors questioned in reports released Monday whether those delays could grow.

NRC issues yellow findings for fatal accident at Arkansas Nuclear One

06/24/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued two “yellow” findings for Entergy (NYSE: ETR)’s Arkansas Nuclear One plant for a March 2013 fatal accident.