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April 8–10, 2021
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Complaint filed with FERC over Grand Gulf management
The Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC), the New Orleans City Council, and the Arkansas Public Service Commission on March 2 filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission against Entergy Corporation, seeking damages of more than $360 million for what they term the utility’s “imprudent operation” of the Grand Gulf nuclear plant.
Located in Port Gibson, Miss., Grand Gulf is a single-unit plant with a 1,433-MWe boiling water reactor. The unit, which entered commercial operation in 1985, supplies power to customers of Entergy Louisiana, Entergy Mississippi, Entergy Arkansas, and Entergy New Orleans.
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Intent and Report Deadline
June 23, 2021
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The Student Design Competition Award promotes excellence in the design aspects of nuclear engineering education at universities.
Any university is eligible to submit solutions to nuclear engineering design problems, but participants must have a university affiliation and a faculty member as an advisor. Each university must review solutions by its students and select the best from each category (Graduate and Undergraduate) for submission. Four finalist teams will be selected for presentation at the ANS Winter Meeting. Graduate and undergraduate teams will be evaluated in the same competition. A maximum of two Graduate Finalist teams will be selected.
The names of the finalists and their schools are announced prior to the ANS Winter Meeting.
Certificates are presented to each finalist in the undergraduate and graduate categories. Travel assistance (up to $1,000 per school) is provided to students to attend the ANS Winter Meeting for the competition.
The Education, Training, and Workforce Development Division established this competition in 1975 to promote excellence in the design aspect of nuclear engineering education at universities. A key feature of the program is industry participation in the judging of the annual design problem.
This award is administered by the Education, Training, and Workforce Development Division (ETWDD) who establishes the evaluation criteria and determines the recipients.
A call for submission of nuclear engineering-related design problems is issued in February, the intent to participate is due in June, and the actual reports must be submitted by July. The final judging to select the top two design projects in both the Undergraduate and Graduate categories is completed in September. These four project teams are then invited to make presentations at the ANS Winter Meeting for final judging.
The national Honors and Awards Committee is available for consultation and review of criteria and procedures as appropriate.
For more information, please visit the Education, Training, Workforce and Development Division website or the Student Sections website.