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Capacity factor – it's a measure of reliability

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.
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Think Green this St. Patrick's Day!

What do nuclear energy and St. Patrick’s Day have in common? They both celebrate green! On St. Patrick’s Day, it’s hard not to be in a green state of mind. This year, when you reach for that green shirt, embrace your inner Irish and think “green” by...
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Virtual STEM Summer Camp - a Recap

Throughout the year, our energy education centers host events to provide students with opportunities to learn about science. Due to social distancing measures in play due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), these activities cannot take place as they normally would in person. But the learning and experimenting doesn't have to stop! Now, students can participate in a week's worth of experiments from home.
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Virtual STEM Summer Camp

Throughout the year, our energy education centers host events to provide students with opportunities to learn about science. Due to social distancing measures in play due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), these activities cannot take place as they normally would in person. But the learning and experimenting doesn't have to stop! Now, students can participate in a week's worth of experiments from home.
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Power to the People!

Sounds like a title song from the 70s, doesn't it? Electricity is something that happens at the speed of light. But how does it power your coffee maker, X-Box or refrigerator? It may not be something you think of often (maybe just when there is a ...
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