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.
We are fortunate in the southeastern U.S. to have energy sources that are built to withstand the incredible forces of natural disasters like hurricanes: nuclear power plants.
Much has changed since the last Pacific-to-Atlantic total solar eclipse across the U.S in June 1918 – including our energy mix.
While most of the nation’s nuclear fleet was built before 1990, it’s a mistake to label these safe, reliable plants as “aging."
Electricity enables us to do many things but because it is “invisible,” many don’t understand how it is generated, what it costs and how it is delivered to our homes. Throw in terms like “regulated” and “deregulated” and it can be even more confusing.
With Earth Day quickly approaching, we collected a few of our favorite articles related to environmental stewardship around our nuclear plants.
Out on the beach, surfers look beyond the breakers for the best waves to ride. The break in the wave is where the tide gives way to the shore, the waves ‘break’ and result in bubbly, unstable water. At your local power plant, breakers mark the boundaries of electric current.