The three replica simulators are for the Alvin W. Vogtle plant in Waynesboro, Georgia; the Edwin I. Hatch plant in Baxley, Georgia; and the Joseph M. Farley plant near Dothan, Alabama.
TVA CEO Jeff Lyash said the upgrades, coupled with increased use of solar power, will help TVA reduce carbon emissions by 70 percent of 2005 levels by 2030.
The recommendations, made public Tuesday, include reducing the time and scope of some annual inspections at the nation's 90-plus nuclear power plants. Some other inspections would be cut from every two years to every three years.
Graham, focused on design and manufacturing of equipment for oil refining, petrochemical and defense industries, put its Energy Steel commercial nuclear division up for sale in March.
Watts Bar 2 has been operating non-stop for the past 17 months (or 492 days), generating more than 13.5 billion kWh of electricity.
A blog by Matt Wald, senior communications advisor with the Nuclear Energy Institute, surveys the post-TMI nuclear landscape and finds an industry, that continues to be safe, energy efficient and carbon-free.
Southern Co.’s nuclear fleet employees will team with nearly 1,200 additional workers from Westinghouse, General Electric, Day & Zimmerman and other companies in completing the turnaround and refueling.
The Columbia Generating Station in Ichland, Wash. Has been in operation for 34 years and has set generation marks in five of the last seven years.
Nucleoeléctrica Argentina reported that critical start was reached on the reactor January 4. It is licensed for a new 30-year cycle.
The 1,170-MW Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan is back online after a nearly month-long shutdown for repairs.