Nuclear power plants can store fuel supplies and provide large amounts of electricity, offering a reliable source in times of need, such as after a natural disaster, former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., writes. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should adopt the Energy Department's proposal on resiliency, he writes.
Ameren is performing a $128 million repair project at its Callaway nuclear power plant in Missouri, which includes an overhaul of the main generator. The plant will be offline for 60 days for the repairs.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry's request for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to adopt pricing regulations that would support nuclear and coal power aims to protect the electricity market and provide reliability, Rod Adams writes.
Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., said the Trump administration is willing to consider the value of coal and nuclear power, an especially important topic in case the country experiences an event like the polar vortex of 2014. "Now we have someone across the table who's willing to listen to the threat," he said.
Workers are preparing the site for Fennovoima's Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland. Assuming a license is granted in 2019, the site will go online in 2024 using Rosatom's VVER 1200 pressurized-water reactor.
South Korea said it will restart work on two nuclear energy reactors whose planning had been suspended. A panel that studied public opinion of nuclear energy recommended that construction of the reactors be allowed to continue.
Being an executive is more than just a title; it's also having executive presence, or an outward appearance that's based on behaviors developed within, writes Mary Jo Asmus. She describes the importance of being purposeful in your words and how to practice displaying executive presence.
Mara Charlamb of United Radio, the company her grandfather started over 90 years ago, says that listening and the ability to work with others are the way to become a strong leader. "If you don't have the ability to work with others and to understand others and to get things done through others, you're never going to be successful as a leader," says Charlamb.
The US should provide direct incentives or initiatives such as power-purchase agreements to encourage companies to develop small modular reactors, former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said. SMRs could provide flexibility for utilities not found with large-scale nuclear energy projects, Moniz said.
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