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  • Blog Post: Constellation Says Ginna Reactor Will Close if Power Contract Not Renewed

    Constellation Energy Nuclear Group has warned New York state that grid reliability in the Rochester area is threatened by the lack of a pricing agreement between the R.E. Ginna nuclear plant and its largest customer, Rochester Gas & Electric. A pricing agreement with RG&E expired on June 30...
  • Blog Post: Austria Threatens to Litigate UK Nuclear Deal

    As the European Union moves toward approving a power price deal for new reactors at the UK's Hinkley Point plant, Austria has threatened a court challenge to prevent the project from moving forward. EDF plans to build two Areva EPR units at the plant, and the British government reached a deal with...
  • Blog Post: European Commission Supports Plans for New Hinkley Point Reactors in UK

    Plans for two new reactors at Hinkley Point have cleared a critical hurdle in the European Union. EDF and its partners plan to build two Areva EPR units generating 3,260 megawatts next to the existing plant in Somerset. The UK's energy plans call for several new reactors to replace retiring plants...
  • Blog Post: Four Reactors in UK Taken Offline to Check for Boiler Defects

    EDF is taking four of the UK's 16 operating power reactors offline to inspect them for a potential defect identified during a refueling outage. Unit 1 at the Heysham 1 plant was offline for a maintenance outage that began in June when inspections confirmed a defect in one of the reactor's eight...
  • Blog Post: Video: Take a Virtual Tour of the Proposed Hinkley Point C Nuclear Plant in the UK

    With 40 percent of the UK's nuclear power plants expected to retire by 2025, the country's energy plan calls for a new generation of reactors to update its fleet and meet climate goals. The first of these would be Hinkley Point C, a plant with two Areva EPRs generating 3,260 megawatts. EDF would...
  • Blog Post: Dozens of Protestors Invade Grounds of French Nuclear Plant

    Greenpeace activists staged yet another demonstration on the grounds of a European nuclear facility Tuesday, overtopping fences and climbing onto the roof of the Fessenheim plant in France. According to the organization's blog, about 60 people from several countries entered plant grounds. They hung...
  • Blog Post: Court Rejects Irish Protest of New Hinkley Point Reactors

    A judge in the UK has dismissed a lawsuit by an Irish group seeking to block construction of new reactors at Hinkley Point C. The National Trust for Ireland challenged a decision by the UK's energy and climate secretary to allow construction of two Areva EPR units at the site on the British coast...
  • Blog Post: Potential EU Investigation Could Delay Reactor Construction in UK

    A likely investigation by the European Union could hold up a deal between the UK and EDF on the construction of new reactors at Hinkley Point. The Guardian and other outlets reported Monday that the European Commission's vice president of economic competition has begun studying the parties' power...
  • Blog Post: British Government, EDF Strike Deal to Build New Reactors at Hinkley Point

    On Monday, the British government announced a deal with EDF that paves the way for the country's first privately financed Generation III reactors. EDF has agreed to build two EPR units at Hinkley Point C in return for a guaranteed price for the next 35 years of $149.34 per megawatt hour, indexed...
  • Blog Post: Control Rod Malfunction During Test Shuts Down Reactor at Calvert Cliffs

    Operators shut down unit 2 at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant Thursday after a control rod dropped into the core during a test and could not be retrieved. The test took place at about 1:15 p.m. The control element assembly could not be realigned within two hours, according to an event report filed with...
  • Blog Post: Dongfang Electric, Alstom Manufacture World's Largest Nuclear Plant Turbine Generator

    Dongfang Electric Machinery Co. and Alstom have shipped the first of two turbine generators for reactors under construction in Taishan, China. At 1,750 megawatts apiece, their output will be the highest in the world. China Guangdong Nuclear Power Co. and EDF hired the manufacturers in 2008 to provide...
  • Blog Post: Rosatom: Russian Pursuit of UK Nuclear Projects Hinges on Hinkley Point

    Russia's Rosatom remains eager to enter the market to replace the UK's rapidly aging fleet of nuclear reactors. In the meantime, though, an executive has said the company will be watching closely as the government and EDF try to reach a power price agreement for reactors proposed at Hinkley Point...
  • Blog Post: EDF Pulls Back from Nuclear Power Generation in the U.S.

    A Constellation-EDF venture announced Tuesday it will turn over operation of the Ginna, Nine Mile Point and Calvert Cliffs nuclear plants to Exelon. The plants had been licensed to Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, in which the French company will still hold a 49.99 percent stake. Exelon merged with...
  • Blog Post: Fire Reported At Fessenheim Nuclear Plant in France

    A fire was discovered and quickly extinguished at France’s Fessenheim nuclear plant Wednesday. According to a release from EDF, unit 2 at the plant on the German border was working normally when a fire started at about 8:30 a.m. in a machine hall on the non-nuclear side of the plant. Response teams...
  • Blog Post: Alstom to Upgrade EDF Nuclear Plant Control Systems

    Alstom has been awarded a contract worth over $62 million to retrofit the Controbloc N20 units for the 1300 MW nuclear power plants of Electricité de France (EDF). All of the twenty 1300 MW nuclear units in France are equipped with Alstom control system, installed during the construction of the...
  • Blog Post: ENEL And EDF Team On Nuclear Power In Italy

    ENEL and EDF announced the creation of an equal basis joint venture for the nuclear development in Italy - By Mark McFadden - Enel and EDF have announced the creation of the equal basis joint venture “Sviluppo Nucleare Italia Srl” aimed at developing the feasibility studies for the...
  • Blog Post: EDF To Construct A Second EPR In France

    EDF will also involve industrial concerns, notably GDF-Suez - By April Murelio - The announcement by the French President confirming the construction of a second EPR run by EDF is excellent news for the company. EDF will also involve industrial concerns, notably GDF-Suez, in the construction of...
  • Blog Post: EDF, EnBW and E.ON Finalize Contracts

    EDF, EnBW and E.ON concluded final agreements on a swap of electric drawing rights and generation assets - By Stephen Heiser - EDF and Charbonnages de France completed the sell to E.ON of their stake in SNET EDF, EnBW, a German energy supplier jointly controlled by EDF, and E.ON have announced...
  • Blog Post: Constellation Energy Reports 2009 Numbers

    Year-over-year GAAP results primarily reflect the 2009 gain on the EDF transaction, as compared to merger-related costs and impairment losses incurred during 2008 - By Stephen Heiser Constellation Energy has reported adjusted earnings of $3.36 per share for the full year 2009, compared to $3.57...
  • Blog Post: Protestors Arrested on French Nuclear Plant Grounds

    In what has become something of a quarterly performance, Greenpeace protestors on Monday hopped the fence of another nuclear plant in France. Photos on the group's French website show protestors using ladders to climb a concertina-wire-topped gate at Tricastin early in the morning. They used a projector...
  • Blog Post: Areva and EDF to Bid on Polish Nuclear Project

    Areva’s CEO formally announced the company will bid on a three-unit nuclear plant construction project in Poland. Speaking before a legislative hearing, Luc Oursel said the company would make a joint bid with EDF, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. In competing for the project, the French firms promoting...
  • Blog Post: Sites To Be Nominated Are Part Of UK's Nuclear Rebirth

    UK government is expected to call this week for formal nominations of sites - By April Murelio – According to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, new nuclear power stations in Britain would each create up to 1,000 long-term jobs, while generating £2 billion for their regions' economies...
  • Blog Post: Total Wants To Help Build EPR In France

    French newspaper reports Total's desire to be construction partner - By Jack Bryay - According to a report in the French newspaper les Echos, Total Oil wants to play an active role in the construction of that nation's second EPR. The oil giant had previously annonced that it wanted to have...
  • Blog Post: EDF Will Not Purchase Abandoned Horizon Nuclear Project

    EDF announced this weekend that it will not purchase the Horizon Nuclear Power project recently abandoned by German companies RWE and E.On . The joint venture originally intended to invest in new plants in Anglesey and Oldbury, but last week the companies announced they were cancelling the plans due...
  • Blog Post: EDF May Sell Distribution Assets In The UK

    The EDF Group initiates a process to evaluate ownership options for its UK electricity distribution networks - By LintonLevy - The EDF Group has announced that it is initiating a process to evaluate ownership options for its electricity distribution business in the United Kingdom. This is in line...