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Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Darlington Nuclear Plant Will Get a BWRX-300 SMR as GE Hitachi Bags Lucrative OPG Selection

December 2, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will build a GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) at its Darlington Nuclear Station in Clarington, Ontario, marking a major triumph for the nuclear vendor in a stiff competition for the much-watched […]


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USA relaunches used fuel management programme

December 1, 2021

Via: World Nuclear News

“Hearing from and then working with communities interested in hosting one of these facilities is the best way to finally solve the nation’s spent nuclear fuel management issues,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm. The DOE issued a request for […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Game on for nuclear, declares Bilbao y León

November 30, 2021

Via: World Nuclear News

Bilbao y León said about 440 nuclear power reactors are “quietly operating in the background – out of sight and out of mind – providing people across the world with always-on, inexpensive, non-polluting and reliable energy.” She added that, so […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Coal Plant Site Unveiled for 500-MW Natrium Advanced Nuclear Pilot

November 17, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A site at PacifiCorp’s retiring 600-MW coal and gas–fired Naughton Power Plant in Kemmerer, Wyoming, will house the Natrium demonstration, a pioneering commercial-scale 500-MW project that will pair a 345-MW sodium-cooled fast reactor with a molten salt-based energy storage system. […]


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Industry’s First Complete Accident-Tolerant Nuclear Assembly in Operation at Calvert Cliffs

November 11, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The first complete accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) assembly is now operational at Exelon’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Unit 2 in Maryland, bringing an industry-led quest to accelerate commercialization of the new nuclear technology closer to fruition. Inserted during the plant’s […]


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The role of small modular nuclear reactors in meeting climate goals

November 8, 2021

Via: Power Engineering

Small modular nuclear reactors could play an important role in decarbonizing power grids and meeting climate goals set by the Paris Agreement, according to a new report. Wood Mackenzie estimates that the world needs $2 trillion in capex to build […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Large Solar, Storage Project Planned at Former Nuclear Power Site

November 2, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Alliant Energy has announced its plan for a solar energy and storage facility at the site of the former Duane Arnold nuclear power plant near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The project when complete would position Alliant as the largest combined solar […]


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Can Nuclear Power Stay Relevant in a World Filled with Renewables?

November 1, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

I have long been a supporter of nuclear power. I’ll admit I’m biased, having spent 13 years in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear power program and having worked for several more years in the commercial nuclear industry at the Quad Cities […]


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Groups Say Nuclear Power Is Helping Achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

October 28, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Nuclear power contributes greatly to achieving each of the 17 United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a 24-page report produced through a collaborative effort by a handful of organizations with ties to the nuclear power industry says. Among the […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Terrestrial Energy Launches 390-MW Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor Design

September 30, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Terrestrial Energy has unveiled an upgraded 390-MWe design of its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) power plant to meet utility requirements and boost its cost-competitiveness as part of an effort to ramp up its candidacy for deployment at Ontario Power […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Is the Bastion of Pennsylvania’s Newest Climate Action Plan

September 23, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Pennsylvania, a major power producer that relied on fossil fuels for 66% of its net power generation in June, plans to maintain its nuclear generation at current levels until it can ramp up other carbon-free supplies to 100% by 2050, […]


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NRC Backs Storing Nuclear Waste in Texas

September 14, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Federal regulators have approved a private company’s plan to store nuclear waste in the oil fields of West Texas, the latest move in the continuing saga of where to store spent fuel from U.S. nuclear power plants. The U.S. Nuclear […]


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Illinois Nuclear Plants Saved by Last-Minute Vote

September 13, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The Illinois Senate has approved an overhaul of the state’s energy policy with an eye toward a carbon-free future, with a key part of the package keeping the Byron nuclear power plant operating just hours before Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) said […]


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Groups Announce Successful Test to Advance Fusion Energy

September 8, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A company working to bring fusion energy technology to market joined with a group from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in announcing a successful test of what they call the world’s strongest high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet, technology considered key […]


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Breakthrough: Laser-Powered Fusion Experiment Nears ‘Ignition’

August 19, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

An experiment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) National Ignition Facility (NIF) appears to have approached fusion ignition as it recreated the extreme temperatures and pressures at the heart of the sun for a tiny fraction of a second. The […]