There’s a figure at Harris Nuclear Plant that casts a long shadow across the site. No, it’s not the 523 foot tall cooling tower on a sunny day. This one stands barely five feet tall – but the positive effect that this influential figure has on the site, the nuclear fleet and the company is far-reaching.
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.
If you’re a fan of “Scorpion,” you undoubtedly watched episode 15, Wave Goodbye, last week. And if you’re a nuclear energy fan, you noticed the inaccurate details about nuclear energy in the episode. We’ve dispelled some of the myths spotted in this episode.
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.
In the past six years, Brian Clay and his family have sent packages to Afghanistan and Africa, and his teammates at Duke Energy’s Harris Nuclear Plant have pitched in, too. But this year, Clay said, his teammates surpassed all of his expectations.