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Exelon and Constellation prepare for separation

Exelon and Constellation prepare for separation

The two companies that will emerge from the approaching separation of Exelon Generation's regulated utility and competitive energy businesses have set out their respective plans at separate analyst events this week. Exelon will become the USA's largest transmission and distribution utility serving some 10 million customers across seven different regulatory jurisdictions. Constellation will be the largest producer of carbon-free electricity in the country.

Corporate 12 January 2022


Heysham 2 and Torness end dates brought forward by EDF

Heysham 2 and Torness end dates brought forward by EDF

The Heysham 2 and Torness advanced gas-cooled reactor nuclear power stations in the UK are to stop generating electricity in 2028 - two years earlier than previously planned - operator EDF Energy has announced.

Corporate 11 January 2022


Bruce Power harvests cobalt-60 to sterilise medical equipment

Bruce Power harvests cobalt-60 to sterilise medical equipment

Enough cobalt-60 to sterilise 10 billion items of medical equipment was recently shipped from unit 7 at Canada's Bruce nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, a new production base for medical radioisotopes is being set up at the Qinshan Phase III nuclear power plant in China.

Corporate 10 January 2022


Hunterston B nuclear power station closes after 46 years

Hunterston B nuclear power station closes after 46 years

Electricity generation has ended at Scotland’s Hunterston B nuclear power plant with the shutting down of Reactor 4, an advanced gas-cooled reactor. Operator EDF says the power station produced enough electricity during its lifetime to power every home in Scotland for nearly 31 years.

Corporate 07 January 2022


ČEZ: 'We will speed up everything that we can'

ČEZ: 'We will speed up everything that we can'

Czech utility ČEZ expects to announce the tender process for a new reactor at Dukovany in February, CEO Daniel Beneš said in an interview with public broadcaster Český rozhlas. The company is ready to accelerate and expand its nuclear plans to potentially build four new reactors in light of the EU Taxonomy.

Corporate 07 January 2022


IAEA releases guide to stakeholder engagement

IAEA releases guide to stakeholder engagement

The International Atomic Energy Agency has published its first "guide level" publication to support national efforts to engage with stakeholders throughout the life cycle of all nuclear facilities. To succeed, nuclear projects need to engage with all relevant stakeholders, including the public, and explaining nuclear energy, strengthening relationships and building trust with stakeholders is key to this, the Agency said.

Corporate 06 January 2022


Framatome and Exelon to explore Co-60 production

Framatome and Exelon to explore Co-60 production

A Memorandum of Understanding between Framatome and Exelon Generation will see the two companies work towards the production of cobalt-60 in pressurised water reactors for medical and industrial uses.

Corporate 05 January 2022


KHNP named as sole bidder for portion of El Dabaa equipment and materials

KHNP named as sole bidder for portion of El Dabaa equipment and materials

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has pre-authorised Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power as the sole bidder for a contract for the procurement of certain equipment and materials, and the construction of the main and auxiliary buildings and structures of the turbine islands of units 1-4 of the El Dabaa in Egypt by AtomStroyExport. Turbine hall equipment for the plant is to be supplied by AAEM LLC, a joint venture of Atomenergomash and General Electric.

Corporate 04 January 2022


Bruce 6 steam generators lifted into place

Bruce 6 steam generators lifted into place

The last of eight replacement steam generators has been lifted into place at Bruce unit 6, marking an important milestone in the ongoing Major Component Replacement project which will add 30-35 years to the Candu unit's operational life.

Corporate 22 December 2021


Kursk 1 retires

Kursk 1 retires

After 45 years of power generation, the first reactor at Russia's Kursk nuclear power plant was permanently shut down on 19 December. Plant owner and operator Rosenergoatom celebrated its achievements and looked forward to new units under construction to replace it.

Corporate 21 December 2021