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Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Rate Hikes This is my updated coverage from Fuel Cycle Week for 9/1/11, V10:N440 published by International Nuclear Associates, Washington, DC Florida Power & Light ( NYSE:NEE )) and Progress Energy ( NYSE:PGN ) want to build four new reactors in the Sunshine State...
Mon, Sep 12 2011
Tying the AP1000 up in knots at the NRC
New U.S. reactor projects could languish if anti-nuclear groups succeed in pushing ’ Fukushima “Concerns” to stall the AP1000 Certification This is my updated coverage in Fuel Cycle Week for June 23, 2011, V10:N430 published by International Nuclear Associates, Washington, DC The four nuclear reactors...
Tue, Jul 5 2011
Texas nuclear renaissance moves ahead with the lure of loan guarantees
NRG makes peace with CPS President Obama's announcement ( videos ) Feb 16 of an $8.3 billion loan guarantee for twin Westinghouse 1,150 MW AP1000 reactors at Southern's Vogtle site in Georgia has snapped heads to attention in Texas. Obama also said he would ask Congress for an additional $36...
Mon, Feb 22 2010
Obama supports two Georgia reactors
He approves $8.3 billion in the first federal loan guarantees for nuclear energy President Barack Obama finally came out in support of nuclear energy after a year of apparent indifference. This past week he approved $8.3 billion in federal loan guarantees for two new Westinghouse AP1000 1,150 MW nuclear...
Mon, Feb 22 2010
Westinghouse gets a scare from NRC
Halloween comes early for the AP1000 Westinghouse engineers are burning the midnight oil in Pittsburgh this week, and it’s not because they are filling trick-of-treat goodie bags. The reason is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ( NRC ) threw a scare into the company and with it set teeth on edge...
Sun, Oct 18 2009
Progress puts the juice in Florida's nuclear future
Utility inks a $7.65 billion EPC deal for twin AP1000s Progress Energy ( NYSE:PGN ) has entered into an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Westinghouse for two 1,105 MW AP1000 nuclear reactors to be built on 5,100 acres in Levy County , FL, 130 miles west of Orlando....
Sat, Jan 10 2009
Westinghouse on a roll
Firm signs its second U.S. EPC contract for two AP1000s Westinghouse signed its second Engineering & Procurement Contract (EPC) in six weeks inking a $9.8 billion deal for two 1,117 MWe AP1000 reactors to be built in at the V C Summer Nuclear Station in South Carolina. The first plant...
Sun, Jun 1 2008
Progress Energy files for two new reactors
Green groups say more efficient toaster ovens will solve energy demand issues Progress Energy said this week it is planning a new nuclear power plant in North Carolina. Environmental groups responded immediately saying they would oppose the new plant. Progress Energy ( NYSE: PGN ) announced that it will...
Wed, Feb 20 2008
Westinghouse faces competition for reactor business
The nuclear giant in Pittsburgh says its nothing they can't handle The Pittsburgh Tribune reports that while Westinghouse was first in to the Chinese nuclear market, it now faces competition there and in the U.S. from French state-owned Areva. However, a Westinghouse spokesman told the newspaper...
Sun, Jan 27 2008
Georgia Power extends negotiations on AP1000 costs
Utility wants better contract terms to control construction costs The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Georgia Power is digging in its heels over the cost and schedule of two new Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors for its Vogtle plant . The plants have a planned start-up date of 2016. A key...
Sat, Jan 19 2008
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