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.
As we enter outage season, performing maintenance, upgrades and refueling our plants, it’s fitting that also upgrade our emergency preparedness tools and how we share information. We’ve embraced technology in our fleet with tools like the Guardian S...
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...
To celebrate National STEM Day, South Carolina’s Duke Energy nuclear sites have partnered with Clemson University’s EXPLORE Mobile Lab to bring STEM into your home with a fun, virtual activity. On Nov. 9, students ages 10-14 can participate in this...
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.
From drones to virtual reality, workers are finding creative ways to operate our nuclear fleet even more efficiently. Here are a few examples of how technology is transforming the way we work.
We use technology daily to make life easier and more efficient. We use it to order food or coffee, ask questions and get directions. And, at our nuclear plants, we are using indoor drones in a similar way.
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.
How 10 fire suits and hoods, eight helmets and gloves and seven pairs of boots impact the future of high school juniors and seniors in Rock Hill, S.C.
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.