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  • Blog Post: Oglethorpe Power Board To Revisit Commitment To Vogtle Expansion August 17, 2018
    A critical vote in September by the board members at Oglethorpe Power, owners of 30 percent of the Plant Vogtle expansion project in Georgia, could decide the fate of the project, where Georgia Power recently announced a significant cost escalation compared with previous estimates. Georgia Power said on August 9 that costs had risen with […]
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  • Blog Post: Oglethorpe to vote on Vogtle future August 17, 2018
    The board of Oglethorpe Power, co-owner of the Vogtle 3 and 4 construction project, is to vote by the end of September on whether to continue with the project following the announcement of increases in the project cost. more
  • Blog Post: NuGen confirms Moorside as potential UK plant site August 17, 2018
    NuGeneration has provided information to support the Moorside site in Cumbria being carried forward into the UK government's new national policy statement as a site for a new nuclear power plant following an assessment process. more
  • Blog Post: Commissioning milestones at Chinese AP1000s August 17, 2018
    Milestones in the start-up of two AP1000s under construction in China were met on 17 August, with Sanmen unit 2 achieving first criticality and Haiyang unit 1 being grid connected. more
  • Blog Post: Court Sets Date For Sellafield Ltd Trial Over Alleged Exposure Incident August 17, 2018
    17 Aug (NucNet): A provisional trial date has been set over an alleged health and safety breach by Sellafield Ltd involving an employee being exposed to plutonium at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria, northwest England. more
  • Blog Post: FirstEnergy Solutions Files Training Plan For Plant Closures August 16, 2018
    Ohio-based FirstEnergy Solutions said Wednesday that it had submitted plans with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission detailing how it would train its staff to begin decommissioning at three of its nuclear power plants – the David-Besse and Perry plants in Ohio and the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pennsylvania. The company reiterated its stand on […]
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  • Blog Post: Nuclear Generation Rose In 2017 For Fifth Straight Year August 16, 2018
    Electricity generated by nuclear power increased in 2017, notching a gain in production for the fifth consecutive year, the World Nuclear Performance Report 2018 declares. The annual assessment of the nuclear industry worldwide is produced by the World Nuclear Association. Production reached 2,506 TWh in 2017, with global capacity at 392 GWe, a gain of […]
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  • Blog Post: FirstEnergy takes "unwelcome" step towards plant closures August 16, 2018
    FirstEnergy Solutions Inc has taken its next regulatory step towards the closure of the Beaver Valley, Davis-Besse and Perry plants, filing plans related to their decommissioning with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. more
  • Blog Post: Steady growth in nuclear generation continues August 16, 2018
    Global nuclear power generation in 2017 increased for the fifth consecutive year, reaching 2506 TWh, according to a new World Nuclear Association report. The Association says the industry is on target to meet the near-term goals of its Harmony programme. more
  • Blog Post: Upgrades for Slovakian and Korean simulators August 16, 2018
    US company GSE Systems Inc has been awarded two contracts worth a total of USD8 million to update simulators at nuclear power plants at Mochovce in Slovakia and Kori in South Korea. more