Nuclear

  • A former employee of the PPL Susquehanna nuclear power station has lost his bid for a hearing on the transfer of the facility's operating license.
  • A provisional injunction handed down Tuesday by the Fukui District Court against the restarting of Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Takahama No. 3 and 4 reactors is a boost to opponents of nuclear power, even as the decision draws criticism from senior politicians, nuclear regulators, Kepco, and pro-nuclear Japanese media.
  • French power firm Areva has signed a pre-engineering agreement (PEA) with Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) to set up two evolutional pressurised reactors (EPR) at the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project in Maharashtra, a state in India.
  • Larsen & Toubro, or L&T, and AREVA have signed a memorandum of understanding, or MoU, for cooperation to maximize localization for the EPR nuclear power plant to be built at Jaitapur, Maharashtra, India.
  • Regulatory News: Veolia Environnement (Paris:VIE) Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP), the fifth-largest nuclear power supplier in the world, has awarded Veolia, through its subsidiaries Veolia Water France and Veolia Water Korea, a three-year operation and maintenance contract for the supply of water and wastewater treatment services at Kori Division, South Korea’s …
  • Areva, a nuclear and renewable energy company, has signed two agreements with its Indian partners for the development of the Jaitapur EPR project.
  • Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behruz Kamalvandi, while commenting on the achievements of the Lausanne framework agreement said, China would cooperate with the Islamic Republic on building new nuclear power plants, and Iran will maintain industrial uranium enrichment capacity of 190,000 SWUs.
  • Akkuyu nuclear power plant will meet 28 percent of Turkey's demand for electricity, the country's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said.
  • A Saudi-French joint technical committee met at the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) for the second time recently to discuss cooperation regarding the ongoing civil nuclear program in the Kingdom.
  • GDF SUEZ S.A., an electricity utility, has won the approval from the Turkish Parliament for the nuclear power plant project near Sinop in Turkey.
  • Today, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science and Energy Lynn Orr announced two new High Performance Computing (HPC) awards that continue to advance U.S. leadership in developing exascale computing.
  • The Foreign Ministry secretly conducted a simulation in 1984 to assess damage from a hypothetical attack on a nuclear power plant in a war and concluded that up to 18,000 people would be killed with acute symptoms from radiation exposure, it emerged Wednesday.
  • The Davis-Besse Nuclear

    Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, has been honored by the Ottawa

    County Improvement Corporation with its 2014 Ottawa County Business of

    the Year award, recognizing the plant's strong economic impact on the

    region and commitment to providing safe, reliable electricity.

  • 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.  

  • Responding to Customer Needs