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Restart of Genkai 3 moves closer with fuel loading

Corporate

16 February 2018

Genkai plant - 48Kyushu Electric Power Company today began loading fuel into the core of unit 3 at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Japan's Saga prefecture. The reactor, together with unit 4, is expected to be restarted later this year.

Kansai to start loading fuel at Ohi 3 ahead of restart

Corporate

08 February 2018

Ohi 3 and 4 48The loading of fuel assemblies into the core of unit 3 at the Ohi nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture will begin tomorrow, Kansai Electric Power Company announced. The utility plans to return both units 3 and 4 at the plant to commercial operation by mid-2018.

Leningrad II-1 brought to minimum power

New Nuclear

06 February 2018

Leningrad-II 1 start up - 48Russia has today brought unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant to the minimum controllable power level, state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced. The assembly of the reactor vessel for the unit, which is in Sosnovy Bor in western Russia, was completed in early January.

Record year for Exelon plants

Corporate

08 February 2018

Quad_Cities_(NRC-Exelon)-48Exelon's nuclear fleet generated the most power on record in 2017, the company's CEO Christopher Crane said yesterday. The company will start to recognise revenue from Illinois' zero emission credit (ZEC) programme during the first quarter of this year after its Quad Cities and Clinton plants were winning bidders in the state's ZEC procurement.

Reprieved New York plant drives local investment

Corporate

06 February 2018

FitzPatrick_(Entergy)_48The James A Fitzpatrick nuclear power plant, which had been scheduled to close a year ago, is today driving significant investment in local businesses in New York State, Exelon said yesterday. More than $15 million was invested in 2017 in capital projects to support the plant for long-term operations.

Closure date of Oyster Creek brought forward

Corporate

02 February 2018

Oyster Creek - 48Exelon Generation announced today that it has decided to retire its Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey this October. The company had previously agreed with the state to shut the single-reactor plant by the end of 2019.