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Aerospace Nuclear Science & Technology
Organized to promote the advancement of knowledge in the use of nuclear science and technologies in the aerospace application. Specialized nuclear-based technologies and applications are needed to advance the state-of-the-art in aerospace design, engineering and operations to explore planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond, plus enhance the safety of air travel, especially high speed air travel. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to the creation of nuclear-based power and propulsion systems, multifunctional materials to protect humans and electronic components from atmospheric, space, and nuclear power system radiation, human factor strategies for the safety and reliable operation of nuclear power and propulsion plants by non-specialized personnel and more.
2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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Germany’s nuclear decision: Hold the confetti for now
For the few members of the nuclear community who haven’t already been made aware, the Wall Street Journal yesterday published a story headlined “Germany to Keep Last Three Nuclear Power Plants Running in Policy U-Turn.” According to the WSJ, the German government plans to postpone retirement of the plants—all of which had been slated for closure by the end of 2022—fearing an inadequate energy supply this winter.
Exelon Generation is America’s leading provider of zero-carbon nuclear energy. We generate power that’s reliable, every minute of the day. Exelon has a balanced portfolio of natural gas, hydro, wind, and solar. Customers count on us daily for reliable, efficient, often innovative energy production. Exelon has one of the nation’s largest, cleanest, lowest-cost power generation fleets.
Exelon Generation has two primary business units: Exelon Nuclear and Exelon Power. Exelon Nuclear operates America’s largest fleet of nuclear power plants. We’ve had a very strong record of performance for 19 consecutive years, with a 2019 capacity factor of 95.7 percent. The Exelon nuclear fleet is a powerhouse, producing approximately 158 million megawatt-hours of electricity every year.
Exelon Power is responsible for managing, operating and maintaining the company’s fleet of natural gas, hydroelectric, wind, solar, landfill gas and oil assets. Exelon Power provides nearly 12,000 megawatts of safe, efficient, environmentally responsible base load, intermediate and peak power generation.