The Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP) has published a report, a Preliminary Feasibility Study for Small Modular Reactors and Microreactors for Puerto Rico.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced awards to two teams to develop tools to transform the O&M of advanced nuclear reactors through the use of artificial intelligence-enabled digital twins using the GE Hitachi (GEH) BWRX-300 small modular reactor as a reference design.
Energy Harbor Corp., the owner of the Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Shippingport, Pennsylvania, USA, has announced that the plant will no longer be shut down in 2021, as originally scheduled.
South Africa’s power utility Eskom has disconnected Koeberg Unit One from the national grid due to a fault on the turbine side, exacerbating South Africa’s power crisis.
The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) have signed an MOU to jointly evaluate how to develop, build, and operate small modular reactors, which TVA is considering building near ORNL in Oak Ridge.
The United Arab Emirates has announced that the country’s first nuclear power plant, the Barakah plant in Abu Dhabi, has been given approval to operate, making it the first such facility to deploy in the Arab world.
SNC-Lavalin has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Candu Energy, has been awarded three contracts with a combined value of $34 million from Bruce Power in Ontario, Canada, for projects in support of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) programme.
Pickering Nuclear Generating Station in Ontario, Canada sent out an emergency alert about an “incident” at around 07:30 local time on 12 January to people living within six miles of the facility.
Rosenergoatom, which operates all nuclear power plants in Russia, has announced that it generated 209 TWh of energy production in 2019, a record amount.
Al-Ittihad, the Abu Dhabi government-owned newspaper, has reported that Barakah Unit 1 should start operating in the first quarter of 2020.