Nuclear

  • Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, or KHNP, a subsidiary of the Korea Electric Power Corporation, has launched commercial operation of Shin-Wolsong-2, a nuclear power plant in South Korea.
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week issued its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear power plant's request to extend its operating license from 2030 to 2050.
  • AREVA NP SAS, which designs and constructs nuclear power plants and research reactors, has appointed Bernard Fontana as president and CEO, effective September 1, 2015.
  • A judicial committee of Tokyo, comprising a panel of Japanese citizens, ruled Friday three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO should be charged for culpability in the atomic accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant, caused by the earthquake and tsunami that hit northeast Japan on March 11, 2011.
  • It was ready to support South Africa's nuclear new build programme using its existing capacities, the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) told Parliament's portfolio committee on energy yesterday.
  • SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-14 and NPF-22, issued to Susquehanna Nuclear, LLC, for operation of the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 (SSES or the licensee).
  • With 15 members of the Nuclear Regulatory Authoritys staff on hand to monitor an emergency test scenario, a beefed up Kyushu Electric staff of 52 night workers began a simulation drill Monday that tested their ability to keep the reactor cool and maintain safe air pressure inside the containment vessel under adverse conditions.
  • Federal investigators have accused two former contract employees for Xcel Energy Inc. of willfully violating procedures and falsifying reports about safety-related tests of casks filled with high-level nuclear waste stored at the Monticello, Minn., nuclear power plant.
  • Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, has announced that Iran will construct two new nuclear power plants in the province of Bushehr, which already hosts the sole nuclear power plant in the country.
  • SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption from certain emergency planning requirements in response to a May 27, 2014, request from Zion Solutions, LLC.
  • The operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant began Tuesday dismantling the cover shrouding the No. 1 reactor building, installed in the wake of the 2011 disaster to keep radioactive materials from dispersing.
  • Southern California Edison is seeking almost $7.6 billion from the Japanese manufacturer of the faulty steam generators that led to the permanent shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
  • Graduation function of the fifteenth batch of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre training school was organized at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore here on Sunday.
  • Jul 16, 2015 | Amy Gahran

    The long and expensive process of building the first U.S. nuclear power plant to feature small modular reactor generation units nudged forward this summer.

  • Four Years Since Fukushima

    Four Years Since Fukushima
    Mar 10, 2015 | PJ Davis

    The sad events of March 11, 2011 have indelibly marked our hearts and our planet. While the events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were unprecedented, for many, nuclear fuel is still felt to be the cleanest, most efficient source of electric power.

  • 11 Interviews You May have Missed in 2014

    10 Interviews You May have Missed in 2014
    Dec 30, 2014 | PJ Davis

    Unique and increasing demands from customers, regulation and technology are forcing utilities to flex in unprecedented ways. The resulting effects of these changes have real impact on the entire energy industry. In 2014, Energy Central mapped the industry's ebb and flow in a number of candid interviews with top utility CEOs and influencers.

  • Future Baseload Supply
  • Small is BIG

    The promise of modular nuclear reactors
    Jun 26, 2014 | Salvatore Salamone

    Small modular reactors with outputs in the double- to triple-digit megawatt range increasingly are being eyed as a way to drive down the costs, speed deployment and give a boost to nuclear as an energy source going forward.

  • Building on a Busy Year

    Denault
    Jun 08, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

     

     

    Entergy is sharpening its business strategy to manage risk and grow the business, says Leo Denault, chairman and chief executive officer. He recently talked with EnergyBiz, and his edited comments follow.