As 2021 closes, Nuclear News is taking a look back at some of the feature articles published each month in the magazine. The August issue was the annual Vendor/Contractor profile issue, with an additional focus on programs to help the current fleet compete in local energy markets. The article below looks at the Utilities Service Alliance's Advanced Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics Services program.
It is no secret that the nuclear power industry is enduring an economic crisis. Brought about largely by the impact of technological disruption across the larger energy market, a number of utilities have had no option but to prematurely shut down some nuclear plants because they could no longer compete in the regions they serve. Many others are similarly at risk.