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Devoted to all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle including waste management, worldwide. Division specific areas of interest and involvement include uranium conversion and enrichment; fuel fabrication, management (in-core and ex-core) and recycle; transportation; safeguards; high-level, low-level and mixed waste management and disposal; public policy and program management; decontamination and decommissioning environmental restoration; and excess weapons materials disposition.
2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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The legacy of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station
Serving as the world’s first scalable nuclear power plant, Shippingport Atomic Power Station led the way for today’s nuclear generation fleet. Shippingport was centrally located roughly 25 miles from Pittsburgh, Pa., to provide electrical generation for many end-users. Shippingport also served as an experimental reactor that allowed engineers and designers the ability to test different core designs, and as such, the site housed additional testing equipment otherwise not commonly seen. The primary goal of Shippingport was always to generate electricity; however, its ability to function as an experimental reactor served utilities in further development of scalable nuclear generation.
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.