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European operator implements new performance tools to maximize lifespans

May 17, 2016

Finland’s Fortum is introducing resource optimization measures to maximize output and support investments in the long-term safety of nuclear power plants, development experts at Fortum...

US utilities must commit to digitization to cut operating costs by 30%

Apr 29, 2016

U.S. utility leaders must embrace digitization of nuclear work practices if the industry is to drive down costs and improve the efficiency of operations, leading digital experts told...

US operator seeks swift SMR licensing to optimize low-carbon output

Apr 29, 2016

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plans to submit an SMR Early Site Permit Application (ESPA) by May 12 as it looks to reduce the risk of issues such as emergency planning zones slowing...

Germany upgrades technology to curb cost of fleet shutdown

Apr 19, 2016

Companies are adapting trusted technology for multiple sites while expanding automation and logistics expertise, industry experts told Nuclear Energy Insider.

Opinion: UK's first new reactor could be an SMR

Apr 5, 2016

The UK government should re-evaluate its nuclear power strategy and provide more resources to accelerate the development and approval of Small Modular Reactor (SMR) designs so that...

UK decom sector must change plant staff mindset to avoid labor shortage

Apr 5, 2016

The mental focus of plant employees must be shifted from generation optimization to facility dismantling to avoid a shortage of decommissioning engineers as nuclear roles multiply,...

Sweden's plant closures to hike skills demand from 2017

Mar 21, 2016

The accelerated decommissioning of Swedish nuclear power plants requires operators to tackle potential skill gaps in the shift from operations to dismantling and prepare for a surge in...

US one-step license gains rely on comprehensive build plan

Mar 17, 2016

The ability to secure all necessary licenses before starting construction of new US nuclear reactors is the primary benefit of the Nuclear Regulatory Committee’s (NRC) Part 52...

UK firms urged to bring new ideas, technologies to decom supply chain

Mar 7, 2016

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) must create innovative supply solutions to take maximum advantage of growth in manufacturing and engineering in the decommissioning supply...

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