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Chinese AP1000 reaches full power operation

Chinese AP1000 reaches full power operation

Unit 1 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province has reached full power operation for the first time. In late-June, the unit became the world's first AP1000 to achieve grid connection and power generation.

New Nuclear 14 August 2018


Chinese research reactor sets operational record

Chinese research reactor sets operational record

The China Advanced Research Reactor has been operated continuously at high-power for 14 days, setting a new operational record for the 60 MWt light-water tank-in-pool type unit. The reactor has also completed its first batch of irradiation tasks.

Corporate 14 August 2018


Safety review sought for new Japanese reactor

Safety review sought for new Japanese reactor

Chugoku Electric Power Company has initiated the regulatory process for starting up unit 3 at its Shimane nuclear power plant by applying to the Japanese regulator for a review to assess the 1373 MWe ABWR's compliance with revised safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 10 August 2018


Haiyang AP1000s reach commissioning milestones

Haiyang AP1000s reach commissioning milestones

Milestones in the commissioning of the AP1000s under construction at the Haiyang nuclear power plant in China's Shandong province were met on 8 August. Unit 1 achieved first criticality, while fuel loading started at unit 2.

New Nuclear 09 August 2018


Pickering relicensed to 2028

Pickering relicensed to 2028

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission yesterday announced its decision to grant a new ten-year operating licence for Ontario Power Generation's Pickering plant.

Regulation & Safety 09 August 2018


Connecticut regulators revise zero-carbon RFP

Connecticut regulators revise zero-carbon RFP

Dominion Energy has welcomed a decision by Connecticut regulators to redefine the "at risk" time period in its request for proposals for zero carbon resources, issued on 31 July.

Nuclear Policies 02 August 2018


Oyster Creek sale speeds decommissioning

Oyster Creek sale speeds decommissioning

Holtec International is to purchase the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant from Exelon, the companies have announced. Comprehensive Decommissioning International will be responsible for decommissioning the plant.
 

Corporate 31 July 2018


Iowa nuclear plant to close in 2020

Iowa nuclear plant to close in 2020

The single-unit Duane Arnold nuclear power plant is to close in late 2020 after utility Alliant Energy and owner NextEra Energy Resources agreed to shorten their existing power purchase agreement for the plant.

Corporate 30 July 2018


South Ukraine 3 fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel

South Ukraine 3 fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced that unit 3 of the South Ukraine nuclear power plant has becomes the first VVER-1000 reactor anywhere to operate with fuel assemblies not supplied by Russia.

New Nuclear 20 July 2018


Yangjiang 5 enters commercial operation

Yangjiang 5 enters commercial operation

Unit 5 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has completed commissioning tests and now meets the conditions for entering commercial operation, China General Nuclear announced yesterday.

New Nuclear 13 July 2018