The long-delayed Unit 3 at Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear power plant has achieved initial criticality, plant owner and operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) announced this morning. The reactor, a 1600-MWe Generation III+ EPR supplied by Framatome, started up at 3:22 a.m. local time.
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The continued introduction of renewables onto the electric grid in the United States is ensuring that discussion of whether or not these assets can be integrated with existing or expected designs of other sources continues. In this discussion, nuclear energy is often wrongly described as "on or off"-but in fact, nuclear plants can and do load follow (respond to changing system demands) although it's a matter of both design and owner utilization-with a focus on economics-that determines if or when any actually do.
October 25, 2013, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Today's ANS Nuclear Cafe Matinée takes faithful viewers through the beautiful waterways and countryside of France, following the route of the massive reactor pressure vessel being delivered to the new 1,650 MWe European Pressurized Reactor under construction at the Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant.
June 21, 2013, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Presenting a new nuclear energy TV commercial - unveiled at the 2013 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting this week!
October 18, 2012, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Areva and Chinese partner pull out of bidding for Horizon
September 21, 2012, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Today the ANS Nuclear Cafe Matinee takes viewers on a virtual tour of an EPR nuclear power plant, in the virtual world of Second Life. EPR (European Pressurized Reactor or Evolutionary Pressurized Reactor) is a relatively new design, third-generation nuclear reactor, with units under construction in Finland, France, and China.
July 5, 2012, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The stakes are $10 billion in contracts to build new nuclear reactors for CEZ, the Czech Republic's state-owned power utility
October 24, 2011, 3:47PMANS Nuclear Cafe
ANS Social Media Meet Up November 1 at ANS Winter Conference
September 29, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
September 22, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The French nuclear giant will get its chance to show what it can do with an American reactor
September 6, 2011, 10:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
On August 25, 2011, I had the privilege of attending the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Center for Advanced Engineering Research (CAER) located in Bedford County, Va., near Lynchburg. The crowd at the event included representatives of local, state, and federal governments, as well as a number of area business people, academics, and boosters.
September 1, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The hunt is on in Vietnam, Turkey, and elsewhere
August 30, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
March 3, 2011, 6:58AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Delays seen for new reactor projects in the Czech Republic and Romania
February 3, 2011, 6:02AMANS Nuclear Cafe
But first EdF and Areva have to get organized at home