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Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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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.
Historically, a complimentary copy of the July issue of Nuclear News magazine is included in all attendee and exhibitor registration bags at the annual Utility Working Conference.
Since we are unable to gather live, we are allowing open-access to this issue.
Download the July 2020 issue of Nuclear News
Published since 1959, Nuclear News is the monthly membership magazine of the American Nuclear Society. With nearly 11,000 readers throughout 54 countries, it is recognized as the flagship trade publication serving the worldwide nuclear community. Articles discuss new innovations and technologies in the areas of plant operations, maintenance and security; policy and legislation issues; international developments; waste management and fuel; and business and contract award news. Also covered are research and nonpower applications of nuclear science and technology, including nuclear medicine, food irradiation, and space nuclear applications.
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