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DOE report highlights ‘capability gaps’ in cybersecurity

Regulation and Safety

04 June 2018

The US Administration recognises the growing security risk of cyber threats and has prioritised overcoming these challenges, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in a statement marking one year since President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13800. In the EO, titled Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, the president directed departments and agencies to develop multiple reports to further their understanding of the cybersecurity risks to the country and focus on opportunities to mitigate those risks.

Toshiba seeks third party route to settling claims

Corporate

20 November 2017

Toshiba Corporation has decided to "explore alternatives" to selling to a third party its claims against Westinghouse Electric Company. This would allow the Japanese electronics company to "significantly reduce the internal resources that it is required to allocate to WEC’s rehabilitation proceedings, and to focus them on cultivating its new businesses".

Exelon and JAPC form joint venture, Horizon welcomes move

Corporate

13 April 2017

Exelon Generation and Japan Atomic Power Company have formed a joint venture company "to leverage Exelon's expertise in operational excellence and safety among international operators using Japanese reactor technologies". The new company, JExel Nuclear, is expected to sign an "advisory services" contract with Horizon Nuclear Power.

US regulator considers value of resiliency

Nuclear Policies

23 April 2018

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission told congressional lawmakers last week its commissioners are investigating ways for electricity markets to value reliability, while distancing themselves from immediate reform. The Nuclear Energy Institute says the discussion follows the "concrete action taken by several states, most recently New Jersey, to properly compensate nuclear power's zero-carbon attributes".

Contract signed for US advanced manufacturing centre

New Nuclear

10 November 2017

NuScale Power and Concurrent Technologies Corporation have signed the initial contract for the new Centre for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing. The contract covers prototype work for manufacturing NuScale's helical coil steam generators, a major component in the NuScale small modular reactor design that is under certification review by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Terrestrial Energy unveils SMR licensing plans

New Nuclear

24 January 2017

Terrestrial Energy USA announced today it had informed the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its plans to license a small modular reactor in the USA. Terrestrial said it intends to start "pre-application interactions" with the regulator this year and to make its licensing application in late 2019.