One way the energy industry measures the reliability of power plants is by regularly calculating capacity factors. Capacity factor measures how often a plant is running at maximum power. It’s expressed as a percentage and calculated by dividing the actual unit of electricity output by the maximum possible output. This ratio is important because it indicates how fully a generating unit is used.
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.
Understanding the basics of nuclear power is child’s play, thanks to a new book that aims to make science and technology concepts fun for grade schoolers.
How do advocacy, education and technology work together to advance the message of nuclear energy? Well, there’s an app for that.
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.
This week, Duke Energy was honored with a Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Top Innovative Practice (TIP) award. A team from Duke Energy went home with an award for successfully streamlining in-processing of contract workers for refueling outages ...
[slideshow]Imagine more than 10,000 people sitting on a large manicured lawn listening to the sounds of the symphony. Now imagine the setting for this event is on the lawn of a nuclear power plant. Highly unheard of, right? Although not typical for ...