Managing a team that’s working to complete nearly nine thousand tasks in a little more than 20 days may seem daunting; but, the teamwork and satisfaction created from completing a teeming outage schedule is what makes being a shift outage manager worthwhile.
For Duke Energy, supporting Sea Biscuit is part of our commitment to protect the environment and give back to the community.
In the highly unlikely event of an emergency at one of our nuclear plants, there are comprehensive plans in place to help ensure the health and safety of every individual whose life we touch, whether young or old, at home or school, in need of special assistance – or even four-legged.
Martin Isoler benefited from growing up in a nuclear plant community. But nothing could prepare him for his first day as a nuclear plant intern.
It was 1969. The Beatles staged their last public performance. The Boeing 747 debuted. The average income was $8,550. Apollo 11 landed on the moon. And two months before Woodstock, an 18-year-old graduated from Charlotte’s West Mecklenburg High School on Wednesday, went to work for Duke Power the following Monday.
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.
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.