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Is the nuclear renaissance in Texas toast?
Tough Conditions Change Prospects for New Reactors This is my updated coverage of the outlook for construction of new nuclear reactors in Texas as published in Fuel Cycle Week , V10:N443, 09/29/11, by International Nuclear Associates, Washington, DC. In 2007, Texas was the place to be for working on...
Thu, Oct 6 2011
Impact of Fukushima on new U.S. reactor projects?
It's less than you think The Nuclear Energy Institute, the trade association for the utilities that own and operate the nation's 104 nuclear reactors, has some thoughts on how Fukushima might affect the nuclear renaissance on this country. In an updated briefing paper posted on its website April...
Mon, Apr 18 2011
U.S. new reactor plans snap, crackle, & pop
Progress noted in Texas and Virginia The nuclear renaissance in the U.S. had some tough going in 2010. The low point of the year was Constellation's decision to walk away from the Calvert Cliffs III reactor project over a dispute with the federal government about loan guarantees. The project may...
Thu, Mar 3 2011
Nuclear news roundup for 01/19/11
Green groups line up to shut down Davis-Besse in Ohio An unusual coalition of national anti-nuclear groups and locals from the Green Party of Ohio and Sierra Club have begun to organize efforts to deny the Davis-Besse nuclear power station a renewed license from the NRC. In mid-December the Green Party...
Wed, Jan 19 2011
NRG inks $280M investment deal with TEPCO for STP
Japanese utility will take an 18% share and provide technical support for construction of two 1,350 MW ABWR reactors NRG ( NYSE:NRG ) announced May 10 a far ranging and ground-breaking deal with Tokyo Electric Power Company ( TEPCO ) which will become a partner in the construction and operation of two...
Mon, May 10 2010
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
Price of South Texas Project could go up by $4 billion
Toshiba shocks San Antonio CPS Energy. City Council postpones $400 million bond vote. The estimated cost of two new 1,350 MW ABWR reactors to be built by Toshiba for NRG at the South Texas Project (STP) rose by $4 billion this week. According to a report in the San Antonio Express, the project...
Wed, Oct 28 2009
Texas nuclear firms hold cards close
Exelon and NRG face uncertainties for new nuclear builds in the lone star state No one outside of NRG ( NYSE:NRG ) really knows what it will cost to build the 3rd and 4th units at the South Texas Project ( STP ), but that hasn’t stopped NRG, the New Jersey utility that is building them, from seeking...
Sat, Jan 24 2009
Nuclear new build roundup for 11/28/08
Baby baby won't you please come back? South Texas Project asks City of Austin to reconsider NRG, the owner of the South Texas Project , is asking the City of Austin to change its mind about its stake in the nuclear power plant. Austin Energy now says it will reconsider and will spend...
Fri, Nov 28 2008
Austin Energy faces NRG investment decision
Municipal energy utility must step up to the plate or walk away A minority investor in NRG's South Texas Project has received a consultant's report that recommends against investing in two new reactors there. The City of Austin, TX, hired Worley Parsons Resources & Energy of Houston. The...
Sat, Feb 9 2008
Abstract - NRG files for two ABWRs as 1st mover
Federal loan guarantees and risk insurance are expect to help by: Dan Yurman, Contributing Reporter Fuel Cycle Week 10/23/07 V6 N251 NRG Energy ( NYSE:NRG ) and the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company said Sept 24 it will file a Combined Construction and Operating License Application (COLA...
Sun, Nov 4 2007
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