One of the unique aspects of commercial nuclear power in the U.S., is the regulatory role of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and its resident inspectors.
We can print almost anything with a 3-D printer: food, cars, nuclear plant parts. The Oconee Nuclear Station team is rethinking the way they train workers – and perform maintenance – using 3-D print technology.
Much has changed since the last Pacific-to-Atlantic total solar eclipse across the U.S in June 1918 – including our energy mix.
As summer ends for our nuclear interns, we asked them to reflect on their experience at Duke Energy.
How do advocacy, education and technology work together to advance the message of nuclear energy? Well, there’s an app for that.
This summer, a few of our nuclear interns are writing about their time at Duke Energy. We asked them to reflect on their most interesting experiences as interns so far.
At 8:30 a.m., 20 millennials eagerly awaited instructions from senior reactor operators at McGuire Nuclear Station. After a brief demonstration, several engineers, most of who had never been in a nuclear control room before, assumed their positions at the controls.
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.
It may not have been as revolutionary as a worldwide techie conference, but this year’s Nuclear Energy Assembly (NEA) did showcase the latest innovative practices in the nuclear energy industry.