Tag: Nuclear Plants

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Germany Halts Closure of Two Nuclear Plants Until April 2023

September 8, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Germany plans to keep two of its three last nuclear power plants on standby until mid-2023—beyond their year-end closure deadline—to bolster its energy security through the winter. However, the declaration has prompted confusion within Germany’s nuclear industry, which says nuclear […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

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 […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Exelon Set to Decommission Illinois Nuclear Plants

July 29, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Exelon Generation has filed plans to decommission its Dresden and Byron nuclear power plants in Illinois, citing a lack of action from state lawmakers on clean energy legislation that would help save the facilities. The nation’s largest operator of nuclear […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Institute – Nuclear Plants Have Always Weathered the Storm. Future Reactors Will Do Even More

August 19, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

This year’s hurricane season is expected to bring “more, stronger, and longer-lived storms than average,” leading to “an extremely active season,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s Climate Prediction Center. For years, nuclear plants have safely operated during […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

Message To Ohio Electricity Customers — Stop Closing Nuclear Plants

June 14, 2019

Via: Forbes

Debate rages in the Ohio Legislature over Ohio House Bill 6, legislation that is highly misunderstood. The bill, passed by the Ohio House May 29, would sunset the State’s prescriptive renewable-only subsidies and green energy mandates in favor of a […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Advancing Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel Technologies for Safe and Reliable Nuclear Plants

June 7, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Experts in the nuclear energy industry are making significant advancements in fuel technologies that will help today’s and tomorrow’s fleets of nuclear reactors operate efficiently, reliably and safely. One area in which experts are rapidly making progress is with enhanced […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

New Digital Safety System Controller Approved for Nuclear Plants

November 15, 2018

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the use of Mitsubishi Electric Total Advanced Control (MELTAC) Nplus S digital safety system controllers in U.S. nuclear power plants. While new to the U.S. industry, Mitsubishi said the MELTAC system is already […]

News and Policies, State, U.S.

Trump’s FERC Pick Could Tip Balance in Favor of Coal Bailout

October 5, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

U.S. President Donald Trump tapped Energy Department staffer Bernard McNamee to join the nation’s top energy regulator, potentially smoothing the path for a brewing bailout of money-losing coal and nuclear plants. If confirmed, McNamee would fill a seat on the […]

Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics, Nuclear

Trump Administration May Give Mouth-To-Mouth To Resuscitate Coal Industry

May 21, 2018

Via: Forbes

The Trump administration may try to resuscitate the coal industry by using laws that, in effect, conclude that national security is at stake because the reliability of the electric grid is at risk. That is a hard case to make […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

The Model for Building and Operating Nuclear Plants Is Evolving

March 28, 2017

Via: Nuclear Energy Institute

The model for building new reactors is changing. One reactor entered commercial service in the United States last year under a traditional licensing system, and four are approaching completion using a new, alternative regulatory approach. Now a startup is seeking […]


Exelon Gets Its Christmas Wish—Illinois Legislation Will Save Nuclear Plants

December 7, 2016

Via: Power Magazine

After a lengthy process of give and take, the Illinois Legislature approved the Future Energy Jobs Bill (SB 2814) on December 1, the last day of the state’s veto session. The bill will now go to Gov. Rauner (R) for […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Reliable Nuclear Plants Help Nation Cope With July Heat Wave

August 5, 2016

Via: Nuclear Energy Institute

A high-pressure zone, or “heat dome,” covered a substantial portion of the United States last week, exacerbating an intense heat wave from California to Maine that bypassed only the upper Northwest. As they have in past incidences of extreme cold […]