Recently, I had the chance to revisit Oconee Nuclear Station’s Unit 2 reactor building – nearly five years after my first experience as a new employee inside containment. I was there in the blink of my two eyes – literally.
In the electric utility industry, “outage” can be an unwelcome word. However, for nuclear plants, scheduled refueling outages mean greater efficiency and reliability.
Many influences shape who we are: our family, our education, our experiences, our history. In honor of Black History Month, we asked some of our nuclear workers to share how this month and those it celebrates impacts them.
Although the nuclear utility industry relies on many experts to safely and reliably generate electricity for communities across the country, few rise to the level of Dr. Stephen Schultz.
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.
No matter what your job is, chances are you had some help getting to where you are today. In the nuclear industry, mentoring not only helps individuals grow as professionals, but also serves as an effective way to transfer complex technical knowledge.
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.
With nearly a half century of experience operating nuclear power plants, Duke Energy knows about being prepared. But in an emergency, Duke Energy is not the only player.
With the new year quickly approaching, we looked back at the five most-read posts on the Nuclear Information Center in 2017.
You know Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid but we bet you never knew that Santa was a nuclear worker.