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OPG releases Climate Change Plan
01 December, 2020
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has released its Climate Change Plan...
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Japan’s Sendai 1 resumes operation
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 by Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Co on 17 November restarted Sendai 1, an 890MWe pressurised water reactor (PWR), at its Sendai nuclear plant after completing the required upgrades to...

Hinkley Point B to be closed by 2022
Monday, November 23, 2020 by EDF Energy said on 19 November that it will begin defuelling the Hinkley Point B nuclear power plant by no later than 15 July 2022 in preparation for decommissioning.

Belarus 1 restarts after transformer breakdown
Monday, November 23, 2020 by Unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear power plant resumed operations on 19 November plant, and was reconnected to the grid after replacing some voltage transformers and testing thermal...

Barakah 1 reaches 80% power
Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the joint venture nuclear operations and maintenance subsidiary for the United Arab Emirates’ Barakah NPP, and Korea Electric Power Corporation...

Leningrad II-2 begins supplying heat
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad-II nuclear power plant (also known as Leningrad 6) was connected to the heat supply and hot water supply of Sosnovy Bor on 12 November, the plant reported.

Sweden’s Vattenfall wins nuclear phaseout case against Germany
Monday, November 16, 2020 by Germany’s constitutional court in Karlsruhe on 12 November demanded a revision of a 2018 draft law, which sets out nuclear operators’ rights to compensation for lost investment...

Leningrad-II 2 begins pilot operation and Leningrad 2 closes
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor on 6 November issued a permit for the start of the pilot operation of unit 2 of the Leningrad-II NPP (also known as Leningrad 6), according to...

Only one power reactor remains in operation in Japan
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by Japan will have only one nuclear reactor – Genkai 4 – operating for the next six weeks after Kansai Electric Power Co shut down Ohi 4 in Fukui Prefecture for regular maintenance on...

Korean prosecutors investigate early closure of Wolsong 1
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by Korean prosecutors on 5 November raided the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and two state-run energy firms over allegations that they had undervalued the economic viability of...

Westinghouse to conduct engineering analyses for life extension of Brazil’s Angra 1
Thursday, October 08, 2020 by US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 5 October that it had signed a contract with Brazilian utility Eletronuclear to conduct engineering analyses critical to the...

Japan’s Sendai 1&2 to restart earlier than expected
Monday, October 05, 2020 by Kyushu Electric Power Company said on 1 October that it will restart units 1&2 at its Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture about one month earlier than planned.

Cavendish Nuclear to continue supporting UK nuclear fleet
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by Cavendish Nuclear will continue to provide complex engineering support for the UK fleet of nuclear power stations following renewal of the Lifetime Enterprise Agreement (LEA) with...

UK ONR permits Hunterston 4 to restart for limited period
Monday, September 28, 2020 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 24 September provided EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd with permission for Reactor 4 at Hunterston B power station to return to service...

Six Korean reactors shut down due to salinity during recent typhoons
Monday, September 14, 2020 by The recent shutdown of six nuclear reactors at South Korea’s Kori and Wolsong nuclear power plants during the typhoons Maysak and Haishen resulted from the failure of power...

US Dominion seeks second licence renewal for North Anna
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by US utility Dominion Energy has filed an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to renew operating licences of the North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia for...

Belgian court rules against closure of Tihange 2
Wednesday, September 09, 2020 by Pressure to reverse the decision by Belgium’s Federal Nuclear Control Agency (FANC) to restart unit 2 of Tihange nuclear power plant came to nothing on 3 September when the Brussels...

Exelon to close Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants
Monday, August 31, 2020 by US-based Exelon Generation has announced that it intends to retire its Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants in Illinois in autumn 2021.

UK’s Hunterston B to be decommissioned
Monday, August 31, 2020 by DF Energy announced that it will begin decommissioning its Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland by January 2022 at the latest.

Early decommissioning for US Duane Arnold following storm damage
Thursday, August 27, 2020 by The US Duane Arnold nuclear plant in Linn County, Iowa, will be decommissioned early as a result of damage by the recent derecho (violent storm).

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