Fuel-loading at the world's first Westinghouse-designed AP1000 nuclear reactor, located on China’s east coast, has been delayed due to "safety concerns" — the latest in a long line of setbacks for the project, the China Daily reported on Tuesday.
Florida Power & Light and its parent, NextEra Energy, have quit as members of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) trade group – pulling their $3 million annual membership dues, saying being a member was harmful to their interests.
EDF Energy, the UK arm of utility group EDF, said Friday it has been granted one-year capacity agreements from Oct. 2021 to Sept. 2022 at a rate of £8.40 ($11.61) per kilowatt (kW), Kallanish Energy learns.
The share of U.S. total utility-scale electricity generation from natural gas-fired power plants to rise from 32% in 2017, to 33% in 2018, and to 34% in 2019, the Energy Information Administration projects in its just-released Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).
Exelon Generation announced last week it will close the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant (NPP) in New Jersey this October – after Exelon had agreed with state regulators to shut the single-reactor plant by Jan. 1, 2020.
Connecticut state regulators said Dominion Energy should offer evidence its Millstone nuclear power plant is in danger of closing before participating in a state power procurement process that could boost its profits.
Two decades after the deadline passed for the U.S. government to start accepting nuclear waste for disposal, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) wants lawmakers to support funding for the review process for the Yucca Mountain repository license application.
French utility EDF plans to run its 58-reactor fleet in France until they complete a 50-year lifetime, before starting a gradual shut down in 2029 forwards, said EDF’s head of nuclear generation Philippe Sasseigne.