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France’s nuclear power plant shuts down due to pipe leak

03/02/2015

Unit 1 at the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in France shut down Feb. 28 following the discovery of a leak.

Indian Point nuclear Unit 3 down for $50mn refueling outage

03/02/2015

Entergy (NYSE: ETR)’s Indian Point nuclear power plant Unit 3 in New York shut down for a planned refueling outage.

ERCOT expects enough power generation to meet spring, summer demand

03/02/2015

Grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said the region will have sufficient electric generation available for expected peak demand in the upcoming spring and summer.

Callaway Energy Center's Replacement Reactor Vessel Closure Head Project

03/02/2015

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Bushehr nuclear power plant shut down for maintenance

03/02/2015

The Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran shut down for maintenance.

Limerick nuclear unit back online after brief outage

03/02/2015

Workers at the Limerick nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania brought Unit 1 back online after it was shut down.

NRC increases oversight of Palisades nuclear power plant

03/02/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has increased its oversight of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Michigan operated by Entergy (NYSE: ETR).

North Anna nuclear power plant shuts down

02/27/2015

Unit 1 of the North Anna nuclear power plant automatically tripped offline Feb. 26 as workers with Dominion (NYSE: D) were in the process of shutting the reactor down.

Second-oldest nuclear reactor in S. Korea OK to restart

02/27/2015

South Korea’s nuclear watchdog approved a plan to restart a 679-MW nuclear power unit that was shut down after reaching its 30-year lifespan.

Siemens upgrades I&C system of GE steam turbines for first time

02/26/2015

Siemens (NYSE: SI) received an order to upgrade the instrumentation & controls (I&C) systems for two of six units at a 3,240-MW thermal power station in South Korea.

Mayors: Closure of Illinois nuclear plants would hurt cities

02/25/2015

Mayors of six Illinois communities are warning of potential economic consequences if three nuclear power plants close in their areas.

Paks Nuclear Power Plant joins EPRI research program

02/25/2015

The Paks Nuclear Power Plant in Hungary has joined the nuclear research program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Palo Verde nuclear power plant is US’ largest producer for 23rd time

02/24/2015

The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona reached its 23rd consecutive year as the nation’s largest power producer.

Nuclear reactor coolant pumps market to grow with new builds, replacements

02/24/2015

The global market for nuclear reactor coolant pumps is expected to grow in the coming future, an industry report said.

Limerick nuclear unit offline

02/24/2015

Unit 1 of the Limerick nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania was shut down Monday night after a high-pressure signal went off.

Watts Bar nuclear unit manually trips offline

02/24/2015

Workers with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) manually shut down Watts Bar nuclear Unit 1 in Tennessee on Feb. 21.

NRC inspects damage to nuclear reactor part, delayed reporting at Summer plant

02/24/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) begins special inspections on inadvertent damage caused at the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina.
 

US charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps

02/23/2015

Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.

Steam condenser flaw shuts down Brazil nuclear power plant

02/23/2015

One of two nuclear power reactors at a Brazilian plant was taken offline because of a flaw in a steam cooling condenser.

Siemens commissions new gas turbine burner test center

02/23/2015

Siemens (NYSE: SI) has commissioned its Clean Energy Center, a new burner test center for gas turbines near Berlin, at its gas turbine manufacturing plant.