SMR siting work progresses in Canada and Czech Republic

The ceremony to mark the start of site preparations for the SMR at Darlington (Image: Doug Ford – Twitter) Site preparation is now under way for Canada’s first grid-scale small modular reactor (SMR) at Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG’s) Darlington site. Meanwhile, an initial geological survey has been completed for a proposed SMR at the Temelín …

Centrus Energy, DOE finalise HALEU contract

The first phase of the USD150 million contract will see demonstration production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) at Piketon by the end of 2023. Centrus says it could scale up the facility to commercial production capacity, given sufficient funding. The contract signed by Centrus subsidiary American Centrifuge Operating LLC (ACO) and the US Department of …

Why Silicon Valley is so hot on nuclear energy and what it means for the industry

The Vogtle nuclear power plant is located in Burke County, near Waynesboro, Georgia in USA. Each of the two existing units have a Westinghouse pressurized water reactor (PWR), with a General Electric turbine and electric generator, producing approximately 2,400 MW of electricity. Two Westinghouse made AP 1000 reactors are under construction here. Pallava Bagla | …

Manchin, Committee Advance Energy Nominees and Consider Pending Legislation

Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee favorably reported three pending nominations to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): Mr. David Crane to be Under Secretary of Energy for Infrastructure, Mr. Jeffrey M. Marootian to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Mr. Gene Rodrigues to be an …

U.S. Department of Energy Confirms Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s Eligibility for Civil Nuclear Credit Program Funding

 Today, the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) confirmed Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) is eligible for federal funding through the Civil Nuclear Credit Program. PG&E filed its application for federal funding on September 2, 2022, the same day California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 846 into law, …

France’s muted nuclear recovery can cool Europe’s LNG demand

A general view shows the four cooling towers and the reactors of the Electricite de France (EDF) nuclear power plant in Cattenom, France, February 14, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo  Plunging nuclear power output has forced France to boost liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports by more than any other major buyer so far in 2022, amplifying …

Chancellor gives Sizewell C go ahead

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced on Thursday the government’s support for Sizewell C’s construction, subject to final agreement. In his Autumn Statement, he said the nuclear power station would create thousands of jobs and represented the biggest step in the UK’s journey to energy independence. He stressed the need for the UK to further increase domestic …