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Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC 2022)
August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Growing and sustaining a nuclear team
How do you grow a nuclear team? At Duke Energy, we do it by being reliable, innovative, and forward looking. Since 1967, we’ve been growing our nuclear generation to produce life-essential, carbon-free electricity for millions of customers in our communities. Safe, reliable, cost-effective nuclear generation.
Nuclear generation is an essential component of Duke Energy’s overall climate strategy, with the goal of net-zero carbon emissions from electric generation by midcentury. Net zero is achieved when greenhouse gas emissions are counterbalanced and removed from the atmosphere, achieving “climate neutrality.” Duke’s nuclear fleet produces more than 50 percent of the electricity consumed by our Carolinas customers and more than 80 percent of the carbon-free electricity generated company-wide. In 2021, our nuclear fleet matched its record capacity factor of 95.7 percent and avoided the release of 50 million tons of carbon dioxide.
Thursday, May 19, 2022|1:00–5:00PM EDT
Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
Location: Westinghouse Electric Company LLCLocation: 1000 Westinghouse Dr,Location: Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Tour Start/Stop Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Bus Departure (Hotel)/Arrival Time (Hotel): 1:00-5:00 pm
Tour Description: The AP1000 simulator is an accurate and realistic implementation of a control room for a modern Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plant. The tour will provide a real-time experience of reactor control and response to simulated reactor and power demand transients. The simulator is used to train operators on all plant procedures from startup to shutdown, including operations under an extensive range of transients. The simulator operates continuously and realistically through all modes of plant operation.
The eVinci™ micro-reactor’s innovative design is a combination of space reactor technologies and 50+ years of commercial nuclear systems design, engineering and innovation. The eVinci™ micro-reactor aims to create competitive and resilient power with superior reliability and minimal maintenance, particularly for energy consumers in remote locations. Its small size allows for standard transportation methods and rapid, on-site deployment in contrast to large, centralized stations. The reactor core is designed to run for three or more years, eliminating the need for frequent refueling.
Westinghouse NDA needs to be filled out to participate.