Reimagining and innovating for a better energy future
“Do the research. Ask questions. Find someone doing what you are interested in! Be curious!” These were words iterated by the late great mathematician Katherine Johnson whose calculations were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S....
Nuclear Generation - On track to a cleaner energy future.
To the nuclear energy industry, clean energy isn't a new priority. At Duke Energy, we’ve been on track to provide clean, baseload generation to residents and businesses in the Carolinas since Robinson Nuclear Plant came online in 1971 – over 50 years...
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.
Thankfulness is in the air this holiday season
Normally, this laser engraver is put to good use etching items around the plant for proper identification and signage, not etching a pumpkin pie. But that’s the thing about the members of our nuclear fleet – they’re on the lookout for innovative ways to...
How innovation is snaking its way into the core of nuclear energy culture
It doesn’t have the ring of Ready, Set, Go or Lights, Camera, Action. But... Batteries charged, Motor functions validated, Cameras online, sounds like innovation within the Duke Energy nuclear fleet. After working through those quick steps, L-Mo is...
Their internships: nuclear energy and innovation
This story first appeared on Duke Energy's storytelling website, illumination. More than 250 college students had the opportunity to intern at Duke Energy this summer, and four did something unexpected for them and new for Duke Energy, too.
4 ways playing video games is a skill in nuclear energy
There are approximately 166 million people in the United States who play video games, according to the Entertainment Software Association. With so many gamers in America, there are sure to be gamers who have “day jobs” working in nuclear plants. For...
4 ways nuclear plants use technology to work smarter
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.
How drones improve nuclear plant safety and reliability
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.
How 3-D technology is helping nuclear plants innovate
We can print almost anything with a 3-D printer: food, cars, nuclear plant parts. The Oconee Nuclear Station team is rethinking the way they train workers – and perform maintenance – using 3-D print technology.