June 14, 2024

Nuclear Power

Bill Gates’ TerraPower Breaks Ground on Advanced Nuclear Plant
TerraPower broke ground on its Natrium reactor demonstration project in Wyoming, making it the first advanced reactor to enter construction.
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FERC Chair: States not Benefiting from Grid Projects Won’t Pay — Period
Speaking at the Exelon Innovation Expo, Phillips stressed FERC Order 1920's innovative approach to long-term planning for regional transmission, with a focus on reliability, affordability and sustainability. 
EPRI: Clean Energy, Efficiency Can Meet AI, Data Center Power Demand
The burgeoning power demand from data centers and artificial intelligence can be met by other means than new natural gas-fired power plants, according to a new report from the Electric Power Research Institute.
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Report: Small Nuclear Reactors not the Answer
A new report warns that small modular nuclear reactors are not the energy panacea that their proponents have described.
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PSEG Sees New Market for Nuclear in AI, Data Centers
PSEG is looking to use excess capacity at its three South Jersey nuclear generators to provide clean energy for data centers and AI development projects, CEO Ralph LaRossa said in the company’s first-quarter earnings call.
American Nuclear Society
9th Circuit Upholds NRC Decision on Diablo Canyon
PG&E's plans to extend the life of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant through 2030 remain on track after a federal appellate court rejected environmental groups’ petition challenging an exemption to the license application deadline.
Entergy Earnings Call Focuses on La. Resilience Plan, Nuclear Outage and Settlements
Entergy’s CEO touched on recent developments on a first quarter earnings call, including the utility’s grid hardening plan for Louisiana.
Xcel Energy
Xcel Acknowledges Prairie Island Outage Result of Drilling Accident
Xcel Energy revealed a lengthy outage at its Prairie Island nuclear plant was caused by workers inadvertently drilling through a bundle of cables last fall.
Holtec International
LPO Announces $1.52B Loan to Restart Palisades Nuclear Plant
Michigan’s 800-MW Palisades nuclear power plant could become the first nuclear plant in the U.S. to be restarted, helped by a $1.52 billion loan from DOE’s Loan Programs Office.
FERC OKs $142M Grand Gulf Settlement with Entergy Arkansas
Entergy will pay its Arkansas affiliate $142.3 million in the latest settlement in the ongoing billing disputes over the utility’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.

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