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SCE&G opts to fix Summer price


27 May 2016

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) has chosen a fixed price option for the completion of the VC Summer 2 and 3 AP1000 units under a 2015 amendment to the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the plant.

Alliance brings Russian fuel to US market

Uranium and Fuel

24 May 2016

Global Nuclear Fuel Americas (GNF-A) and Russian nuclear fuel company TVEL have agreed to work together to introduce Russian-designed pressurized water reactor (PWR) fuel into the USA.

EIA: US carbon emissions to depend on Clean Power Plan

Energy and Environment

19 May 2016

The pattern of future carbon dioxide emissions from the USA's power sector will depend significantly on whether the US Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan is implemented, according to the two new scenarios issued by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Illinois rallies as nuclear plants fail in capacity auction


26 May 2016

Illinois_rallly_(Nuclear_Powers_IL)-48Exelon's Quad Cities and Three Mile Island nuclear power plants failed to clear in the PJM regional capacity auction for the 2019-2020 planning year, meaning those units will not be able to receive capacity revenue for that period. Meanwhile, over 1500 people rallied in Illinois to support the passage of legislation that would protect nuclear plants from early closure.

First criticality for Watts Bar 2

New Nuclear

24 May 2016

Watts_Bar_2_startup_(TVA)-48The Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) newest nuclear reactor, Watts Bar unit 2, has reached first criticality. The 1165 MWe (net) pressurized water reactor is the first nuclear unit to start up in the USA since Watts Bar 1 in 1996.

Generator equipment in place at Vogtle 3

New Nuclear

17 May 2016

Vogtle_3_deaerator_(Georgia_Power)-48Two major components of Vogtle 3's turbogenerator system have been lifted into place at the Georgia nuclear construction project.