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2014-05-09 12:22:19

ATLANTA, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the completion of the latest major milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga. On Thursday, the project team successfully placed the Unit 4 containment vessel bottom head (CVBH) into that unit's nuclear island. The CVBH weighs more than 1.8 million pounds, or 900 tons, and is nearly 38 feet tall and 130 feet wide. The component consists of dozens of individual steel plates and was...

2014-05-08 16:29:34

AKRON, Ohio, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced its Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, returned to service today following refueling and installation of two new steam generators. The outage began on February 1, 2014. The 900-megawatt Davis-Besse unit began producing electricity at 12:20 p.m. today. The plant, currently operating at 20 percent power, is expected to...

2014-05-02 12:22:58

NEWPORT, Mich., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) this week filed an application with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to renew the license for its Fermi 2 nuclear power plant. U.S. nuclear power plants were originally licensed for 40 years of operation. For Fermi 2, the original license ends in 2025. A successful license renewal process will provide the residents and businesses of southeast Michigan a source of clean and safe energy for an additional 20 years...

2014-04-29 23:03:57

Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the formation of Westinghouse Electric do Brasil Ltda in Rio de Janeiro to better serve its customers and partners, strengthen its ties with regional suppliers, and align itself more appropriately with the growing demands of the energy sector in Brazil and other countries in the region. PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC today announced the formation of Westinghouse Electric do Brasil Ltda in Rio de Janeiro to...

2014-04-17 16:23:16

OTTAWA, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) today welcomed the announcement of a service agreement between Canadian Nuclear Partners and Westinghouse Electric Company. "In choosing to work together, these leaders in innovation will reinforce the nuclear industry's contributions to Canada's knowledge economy," said Dr. John Barrett, CNA President and CEO. "They clearly see that Canadian nuclear technology offers great potential to a world that seeks both...

2014-04-16 23:02:36

Westinghouse Electric Company and Ontario Power Generation, Inc., through its subsidiary, Canadian Nuclear Partners, today announced an agreement that would enable the two companies to work together on a wide range of global nuclear projects. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company and Ontario Power Generation, Inc. (OPG), through its subsidiary, Canadian Nuclear Partners (CNP), today announced an agreement that would enable the two companies to work together...

2014-04-14 23:09:26

Westinghouse Electric Company is deeply disappointed in the decision by ČEZ, a.s. to cancel the Temelín nuclear power plant tender in the very final stages of the process. The company also stated that the termination negates the significant safety, environmental and economic benefits that are inherent to the Westinghouse AP1000® technology and the company’s “Buy Where We Build™” business model. PRAGUE (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company is deeply...

2014-04-11 23:22:42

Westinghouse Electric Company and Ukraine’s Energoatom today agreed to a contract extension for fuel deliveries to Ukrainian nuclear power plants through 2020. The contract provides for the continuation of the long-standing partnership between the two companies in providing competitive and secure nuclear fuel supplies for Ukraine’s reactor fleet. KIEV (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company and the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine (NNEGC Energoatom)...

2014-03-31 23:25:49

Westinghouse Electric Company announced the successful completion of a significant milestone at the AP1000® nuclear power plant currently under construction in Sanmen, China, when the Unit 1 main control room was declared operational by Sanmen Nuclear Power Company, Ltd. and State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation. Once the plant is online and operating, certified reactor operators will work from the main control room to monitor and control plant processes. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB)...

2014-03-26 23:27:23

Westinghouse recognizes Czech Moravian-Silesian region fundamental to Temelin AP1000® reactor success; identifies 28 local companies with the potential to supply the project, including companies within the Vítkovice Machinery Group; unveils successful fabrication of demonstration module section of AP1000 plant; warns further interruptions in the Temelín tender will undermine and postpone socio-economic benefits to region and the Czech Republic. Ostrava (PRWEB) March 26, 2014...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.