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Start of S. Korea nuclear reactor delayed after flaws found


South Korea’s nuclear regulator said it would delay the start of a nuclear reactor after flawed valves were discovered.

Pump failure shuts down nuclear power unit


Unit 1 at the Beaver Valley nuclear power station in Pennsylvania manually tripped from 85 percent power due to a condensate pump trip.

Piping Prefab: Boosting Efficiency with Grooved Systems


According to the Government Accountability Office, just over 42 GW or about 13 percent of coal-fired capacity has been retired since 2012 or is planned for retirement by 2025. The coming years will bring a boom in gas-fired plant construction as power producers rush to replace the retiring units. Indeed, there are currently more projects in the planning and design stage than we've seen in the last 15 years. With so much capacity to replace in a small window, strategies that reduce construction time will be vital, and the availability of skilled labor will be critical.

NRC begins special inspection at nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) started a special inspection at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland following the shutdown of both units.

Susquehanna nuclear Unit 2 trips offline


PPL's (NYSE: PPL) Susquehanna nuclear power plant Unit 2 automatically shut down while power was being decreased for a scheduled maintenance outage.

NRC increases oversight of Millstone nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it would increase its oversight of the two-unit Millstone nuclear power plant in Connecticut.

Alliant subsidiary advances emissions projects at Iowa coal plants


Interstate Power and Light (IPL), which is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy (NYSE: LNT), told the Iowa Utilities Board that it is undertaking a number of emissions-control projects for coal-fired capacity under its approved Emission Plan and Budget (EPB).

NuScale completes upper module mockup of small nuclear reactor


NuScale Power LLC said it completed fabrication and assembly of a full-scale, upper module mockup of its NuScale Power Module (NPM).

Technology to look inside Fukushima reactors faces challenge


The cutting-edge technology was billed as a way to decipher where exactly the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of reactors in the Japanese power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four years ago.

Entergy completes outage & overhaul at Indian Point 3 nuclear unit


Entergy (NYSE: ETR) completed a $50 million overhaul and refueling outage at the Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant in New York.

EPE begins commercial operations of Montana Power Station Units 1, 2


El Paso Electric (EPE, NYSE: EE) announced that Units 1 and 2 at the Montana Power Station (MPS) —located in El Paso, Texas— have reached commercial operations.

Ukraine delivers nuclear power equipment for Belarus project


Equipment for a nuclear power plant in Belarus was delivered from Ukraine with no issues.

Perry nuclear power plant down for scheduled outage, transformer replacement


The 1,268-MW Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio shut down for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage in which a transformer replacement is also scheduled.

Limerick nuclear unit back online after brief outage


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

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


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

Cost Benefits of Critical Valve Repair in the Heat Recovery Steam Generator


Advances in gas turbine technology and efficiency have placed enormous demands on critical valves in thermal generation systems. Learn more about the cost of repair and replacement.

Best Boiler Cleaning Practices


Maintaining a clean boiler is important to a plant's operating efficiency. Here's a review of some the techniques and strategies available to power producers.

Setting the Bar at Watts Bar


Bob Williams, TVA's Watts Bar Fukushima project manager, was in a tight spot in August 2012 when the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued its orders concerning required nuclear plant modifications in response to the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

Feds privately rap Millstone over response to pump problem


As Connecticut's nuclear plant struggled for months last year to fix a critical water pump, federal regulators expressed concern among themselves that the Millstone Power Station was slow to grasp the scope of the issue and make corrections, according to internal emails.

Missouri nuclear plant shuts down; no public risk


An Ameren Corp. (NYSE: AEE) nuclear plant in central Missouri shut down Wednesday due to an electrical equipment failure, but the company and federal regulators say there is no risk to the public.