A lot of people don’t realize Kevin Houston's organization exists. But, as the manager of fuel supply within Nuclear Fuels Engineering, he plays a critical role in generating clean, reliable electricity.
While nuclear energy is not nearly as simple as learning our ABCs, it’s not as mysterious as you might think. In honor of Nuclear Science Week, we’re breaking down some common nuclear energy concepts to help you learn more about it.
Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport, N.C. sat squarely in the path of Hurricane Florence. But, through preparation and teamwork, our nuclear workers overcame every obstacle Florence brought their way.
A lot happened in 1973, including a landmark for Duke Energy – its largest nuclear plant, Oconee Nuclear Station, began commercial operation of unit 1 in July.
Summer is officially upon us, and many of you are making last minute vacation plans while some are packing your cars for that much needed rest and relaxation. You can be assured that Duke Energy’s nuclear plants also have prepared for the summer months...
Preparation. This is a hallmark of how we operate nuclear plants. We always prepare, follow procedures, and in May, we pay close attention to our inclement weather plans as hurricane season is right around the corner. The Atlantic hurricane season...
In the electric utility industry, “outage” can be an unwelcome word. However, for nuclear plants, scheduled refueling outages mean greater efficiency and reliability.
Safe, reliable, always available electricity. That’s what customers expect from Duke Energy and we work hard to exceed that expectation every day. That’s where nuclear energy plays a significant role.
Most of the U.S. recently experienced a cold snap, including areas along the Carolinas coastline that received snow and ice. It’s exactly under these circumstances that nuclear energy shines.
As a new year approaches, we want to know what you think about the NIC and what you’d like to hear from us in 2018.