Florida utility JEA wants the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to hear its case against the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia over the Plant Vogtle nuclear project. Though it is uncertain whether FERC would hear the case, JEA Board Chairman Alan Howard thinks it's unlikely MEAG would be able to prove to FERC that the 2008 purchase-power agreement between the two is fair.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has completed its inspection at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in California related to an August canister incident. The findings likely won't be released before November.
The Brunswick nuclear plant in North Carolina remains shut down and safe, Duke Energy said Monday, though the company still declared a low-level emergency at the site. Road access to the plant remains limited and only about a third of employees were onsite, but Brunswick itself hasn't flooded.
The Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant in Maryland has taken precautions, such as emergency preparedness drills, as Hurricane Florence abates and downgrades to a tropical depression. The storm isn't expected to affect Calvert Cliffs or other plants in the Northeast, says Nuclear Regulatory Commission Public Affairs Officer Neil Sheehan, but heavy rains and wind are forecast.
Connecticut has received over 100 bids in its Zero Carbon program, including one from Millstone nuclear plant owner Dominion Energy. State legislation passed last year allowed nuclear plants to participate in the new program designed to assist renewable energy sources.
Indian Point nuclear plant's Unit 3 is back online following a shutdown that lasted nine days. Repairs were completed to fix a safety injection system water leak.
Three public hearings on New Jersey's Zero Emission Credit program will start in October, as the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities discusses potential nuclear plant subsidies.
The former USS Sturgis, a cargo ship-turned-floating nuclear plant, has been deactivated and will be scrapped in Texas, says the US Army Corps of Engineers. Over 1.5 million pounds of used nuclear fuel were removed from the ship.
The Unit 1 reactor at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Tennessee has started a scheduled refueling, with over 11,500 upkeep tasks planned for the time it is offline. The reactor had been active for almost 500 days since its last planned outage, says Paul Simmons, site vice president.
The US should focus on advanced nuclear reactors to help meet growing electricity demand, but also to preserve international security-related influence, writes Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. The Nuclear Energy Leadership Act is a big step toward spurring advanced nuclear investment and research, Murkowski writes.