Category: Industry News – Nuclear

Blue Wave AI Labs was happy to speak at the Intechbrew webinar on AI application in Nuclear Power Generation yesterday. Thank you to the Intechbrew team for a great event.

Thank you to Intechbrew, UKRI, and Constellation for allowing us to participate in such an informative and enlightening event.

Constellation’s Nuclear Plants Ran at Near 100% Capacity During Scorching Summer Months as Carbon-Free Energy Rises to Meet the Climate Challenge

BALTIMORE (Sept. 19, 2022) — Fierce storms, 1,000-year floods and blazing heat dominated national weather patterns this summer, but customers of Constellation nuclear plants from the East Coast to the Midwest enjoyed some of the nation’s highest levels of generation reliability. Led by 12 carbon-free nuclear plants operating 24/7 and delivering clean energy to millions…
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Germany to Keep Last Three Nuclear-Power Plants Running in Policy U-Turn

The Isar nuclear-power plant in Essenbach, Germany, is one of the last nuclear plants still operating in the country.  PHOTO: ALEXANDRA BEIER/GETTY IMAGES Move prompted by the mounting economic war with Russia marks the first departure from a two-decade policy to abandon nuclear energy By Bojan Pancevski | Wall Street Journal | bojan.pancevski@wsj.com | Bojan Pancevski…
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Manchin Deal Tosses $30 Billion Lifeline to US Nuclear Reactors

Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, center, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., US, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Republicans are using an obscure rule named for the Senate’s longest-serving member to challenge provisions of the Democrats’ surprise tax, health and climate deal in the hopes of whittling…
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World Nuclear Performance Report 2022 Highlights Increase in Nuclear Generation with Improved Performance

WORLD NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION | July 26, 2022 The 2022 edition of the World Nuclear Performance Report, published today, reviews the global nuclear industry’s record in the supply of electricity from operating reactors and progress with construction of new reactors. Nuclear generation increasing by 100 TWh to reach 2653 TWh in 2021, meeting 10% of the world’s electricity…
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Holtec Strives to Make Nuclear Innovation Look Simple With SMR-160

Holtec’s SMR-160 Reactor Coolant System Has No Pumps or Valves ROBBIE HAYUNGA | CONTENT MANAGER | rah@nei.org March 16, 2021 To reach our ambitious climate goals, we will need new ideas and approaches to reduce carbon emissions—and some energy innovations that haven’t been built yet. Holtec International, a major supplier for the nuclear industry, is branching out to meet…
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With Hermes, Kairos Power Offers a New, Timely Path for Advanced Reactors

MATT WALD | SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR | mlw@nei.org March 5, 2021 Innovation is key to reducing carbon emissions—climate activists, energy experts and the Biden administration agree. Progress in nuclear innovation over the past year has established a pipeline of advanced reactor technologies that are set to become available in the late 2020s or early 2030s, with an array…
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Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant May Stay Open to Ensure Electrical Reliability in California

Times of San Diego | April 30, 2022 California is open to keeping its last remaining nuclear power plant running to maintain electric reliability as it transitions away from fossil fuels, a spokesperson for Governor Gavin Newsom said on Friday. The statement marked an about-face for the state, which has been planning for years to replace Diablo…
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A First for Canada: New Type of Nuclear Plant Opening by 2028

Isabella O’Malley, M.Env.Sc | The Weather Network | April 30th, 2022 Nuclear energy is one of the more divisive carbon-free energies due to historic disasters and the disproportionate impacts that nuclear waste has had on marginalized communities. What’s clear is the confidence that many nations have in improving the safety of this energy, and experts say a major growth…
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