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Exelon files to deactivate the Byron reactors
Exelon on June 16 filed with grid operator PJM Interconnection to deactivate the two Byron reactors in Illinois. The move came one day after the Illinois Senate adjourned without reaching an agreement on a comprehensive energy package that would have provided nearly $700 million to keep Byron’s reactors, as well as Exelon’s Dresden and Braidwood nuclear power plants, in operation. (In August of 2020, Exelon announced that it would close the economically challenged Byron and Dresden facilities in the fall of 2021 without some form of state aid to provide compensation for their clean power.) The state’s House of Representatives also adjourned earlier this week without taking up the bill.
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ANS Annual Meeting
The Thermal Hydraulic Meritorious Service Award recognizes an individual for sustained and exemplary service to the nuclear thermal-hydraulic profession. Service can be in the form of:
Emphasis is placed on sustained, well-recognized, service contributions over a number of years but single exceptional one-time contributions may also be considered.
The award consists of an engraved plaque and a monetary award of $1,000. It is presented at the ANS Annual Meeting.
This award was established by the Thermal Hydraulics Division in 2020.
The THD has offered in the past a service award and technical award (the current Technical Achievement Award). The service award was later abandoned in favor of emphasizing the importance of the TAA. Given the recent growth of THD and the increase of individual contributors, THD established the Service Award is in the best interest of our members. In fact, given a large number of participants in the activities of THD this award seems necessary to balance the current award offering of THD which is skewed toward technical contributions. This award highlights the importance of the continued service contributions of our members, aimed at the growth of the thermal-hydraulic profession, and forming the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers.
This award recognizes an individual for sustained and exemplary service to the nuclear thermal-hydraulic profession.
Nominees must meet the following criteria:
The candidate must demonstrate an individual or sustained contribution in one or more of the following areas:
Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:
The THD Honors & Awards Committee, rather than the THD officers or Executive Committee, is responsible for reviewing the nomination packages and selecting an appropriate winner. If members of the THD Honors & Awards Committee are considered for the THD award, they recuse themselves from the selection process.
Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit the Thermal Hydraulics Division website.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
Honors and AwardsAmerican Nuclear Society555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535