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TECO Announces $800-Million Investment in New Solar

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:47:28 +0000

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Tampa Electric Co. (TECO) on Feb. 19 said it plans to invest about $800 million to add another 600 MW of solar power generation capacity by year-end 2023. TECO on Wednesday said the expansion will increase its solar portfolio to more than 1.25 GW of solar generation, or about 14% of its total generation mix. […]

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Researchers Make Progress on Several Power Projects

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:15:27 +0000

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Researchers at a few prominent universities have published findings on recent power-related projects. At Cranfield University in the UK, hydrogen production technology is advancing with an eye on cost and carbon reductions; researchers at the University of Michigan released best practices for extending lithium-ion battery life; and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study found […]

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Exclusive: Why Oklo’s Demonstration of HALEU Could Be Groundbreaking for New Nuclear

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:06:59 +0000

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In an exclusive interview, executives from Silicon Valley–based Oklo, a company Idaho National Laboratory (INL) chose this week to demonstrate the first-of-its-kind use of recycled high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel in its full-size Aurora micro-reactor, told POWER that the project could have broad implications for the future of nuclear power. Marking a significant boost for […]

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France Announces Fessenheim Nuclear Power Plant Closure

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 19:26:46 +0000

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France, which has long relied on reactors to supply the bulk of the country’s electricity, on Feb. 19 announced the imminent closure of the Fessenheim nuclear plant, located on the country’s border with Germany. One of the plant’s two 920-MW pressurized water reactors will shut down within days, with the second taken offline by the […]

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UAE’s First Reactor Gets Go-Ahead

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 19:16:52 +0000

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to begin commercial operation of the Middle East’s first nuclear power plant, after the country’s regulatory agency on Feb. 17 gave its approval for the start-up of the first reactor at the Barakah site. The plant can now begin loading fuel, and Unit 1 is expected to come […]

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Oklo Microreactor Is INL’s Pick for First-of-a Kind HALEU-Fueled Nuclear Demonstration     

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:51:24 +0000

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Oklo, developer of a 1.5-MW passive compact fast reactor, will be the first to receive high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) nuclear fuel from Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to aid a first-of-its-kind demonstration of its Aurora microreactor, which could begin in 2024. Marking a significant boost for advanced nuclear innovation, which industry experts are banking on to […]

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Oklo Micro-reactor Is INL’s Pick for First-of-a Kind HALEU-Fueled Nuclear Demonstration     

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:51:24 +0000

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Oklo, developer of a 1.5-MW passive compact fast reactor, will be the first to receive high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) nuclear fuel from Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to aid a first-of-its-kind demonstration of its Aurora micro-reactor, which could begin in 2024. Marking a significant boost for advanced nuclear innovation, which industry experts are banking on to […]

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ITC Probing Economic Impact of Renewable Goals, Imports to New England

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:28:09 +0000

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Responding to a request from a Democrat-led U.S. House committee, the federal International Trade Commission (ITC) is investigating how New England’s increasing renewable targets are economically affecting the region, and what role renewable imports play in meeting those commitments. The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan and quasi-judicial federal agency that also provides fact-finding as it relates […]

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