China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced that all 163 fuel assemblies have been loaded into the core of unit 4 at China’s Tianwan nuclear power plant.
The South African Department of Energy has announced that the Cabinet has approved the draft updated Integrated Resources Plan (IRP 2018) which will see increased renewable energy generation in place of planned nuclear expansion.
Reza Ardakanian, Energy Minister of Iran, has said that the country has restarted negotiations with Russia to build a new 3000 MW nuclear power plant.
Bechtel has announced that it has signed a contract with Hitachi’s UK subsidiary Horizon Nuclear Power to manage construction of the proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in Wales.
An SMR nuclear power plant design from NuScale Technology for a facility in southeast Idaho, USA is being processed through the federal regulatory framework.
SNC-Lavalin has signed an engineering service contract and a licensing agreement with China’s Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Company (TQNPC) to implement 37M Natural Uranium Equivalent (NUE) fuel, a mixture of depleted and recycled uranium, in Qinshan’s CANDU reactors Units 1 and 2.
Exelon Generation and Holtec International, a specialist in used nuclear fuel management technologies, have announced an agreement for Holtec to purchase Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey, USA.
Doubt has been cast over the future of the planned Moorside nuclear plant in Cumbria, UK, after all UK employees were put on notice of redundancy.
NextEra Energy Resources has announced that it has reached agreement to shorten its power purchase agreement (PPA) with Alliant Energy and will retire the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC), a 615 MW nuclear power plant in Iowa, USA, before the end of 2020.
The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) proposal to save coal and nuclear plants from retirement could cost $34 billion over a two-year period, according to an analysis conducted by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE).