Nuclear innovation finds its way into the classroom
Oconee Nuclear Station’s beloved four-legged friend is continuing to learn new tricks and win hearts – at the nuclear plant and in the classroom. “Spot,” now affectionately known as “Atom” at Oconee, is now one of two dog-like robots at the site that...
Meet Spot: Oconee Nuclear Station's newest four-legged friend
Duke Energy’s Oconee Nuclear Station has a new dog. “Spot” can sit, lay down and roll over. Unlike your average Rover, Spot is also trained to perform inspections of hard-to-access areas at the three-unit nuclear plant near Seneca, S.C.
Advanced nuclear benefits may be worth exploring for a carbon-free future.
The nuclear industry continues to evolve; as does the future for nuclear power generation. According to a 2021 article by World Nuclear Association, "Around 10% of the world's electricity is generated by about 440 nuclear power reactors. About 50 more...
Advanced nuclear energy will help achieve climate goals
Duke Energy’s six nuclear plants run so efficiently that they’re often unnoticed as they supply a steady flow of electricity to the grid. In 2019, these plants generated more than 50 percent of the electricity delivered to Duke Energy customers in the Carolinas – and as the company moves toward its goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, nuclear will be an even more important energy source.
How upgrades help Oconee Nuclear Station operate efficiently
Just as a homeowner might replace an old air conditioner or update a kitchen, our workers continuously install new equipment and implement new technology at our nuclear plants.