Posts Tagged ‘nuclear energy’

Entergy’s earnings affected by unplanned outages

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation expects fourth quarter 2010 as-reported earnings of approximately $1.25 per share and operational earnings of approximately $1.29 per share. As-reported and operational results for fourth quarter 2009 were $1.64 per share and $1.75 per share, respectively. Beginning this quarter, Entergy has revised its business segment disclosures to reflect the internal […] [...]

TVA looking to build new, smaller nuke plants

by Published: November 12,2010

Tags: energy, nuclear energy

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority has advised nuclear regulators that the utility wants to potentially begin using new and smaller nuclear reactors by 2020. The Babcock & Wilcox-designed “mPower reactors” would each produce 125 megawatts of electricity, or about 10 percent as much as conventional reactors at TVA’s other plants. TVA vice president […] [...]

Entergy to pitch expanded nuclear plant to NRC

by Published: September 2,2010

Tags: electricity, energy, nuclear energy, utilities

PORT GIBSON — Entergy Mississippi will go before nuclear power regulators later this month to pitch its plans to expand the Grand Gulf plant near Port Gibson. With approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the utility would increase the plant’s output from 1,265 megawatts to 1,443 megawatts — a 13 percent increase, Entergy officials said. […] [...]

Southern Co. gets loan guarantee for nuclear plant

by Published: June 21,2010

Tags: electricity, energy, nuclear energy, utilities

ATLANTA — Southern Co. is accepting $8.3 billion in federal loan guarantees from the federal government, setting the stage for the construction of the first new nuclear reactors in the United States in a generation. The loan guarantees are contingent on the project in Burke County winning approval from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Southern […] [...]

Grand Gulf to have most powerful reactor in U.S.

by Published: May 19,2010

Tags: energy, nuclear energy, utilities

When Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson began its 17th refueling outage earlier this month, it took its first step towards making history. While the usual work is taking place — maintenance, replacing spent fuel, troubleshooting, etc. – Grand Gulf employees are also laying the foundation for a $510 million project upgrade that will […] [...]

Shaw Group wins Grand Gulf contract

by Published: May 14,2010

Tags: energy, nuclear energy, utilities

PORT GIBSON — The Shaw Group Inc. of Baton Rouge, La., has been awarded a contract with Entergy Operation Inc., a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, to provide extended power uprate (EPU) plant modifications at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson. The new contract follows a phase one EPU assessment conducted by Shaw’s nuclear engineering […] [...]

Entergy nixes nuclear spin-off plans

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corp. says it will end plans for its proposed spinoff of six nuclear power stations into a separate company. In March, New York utility regulators rejected the plan for the company, called Enexus Energy Corp. and EquaGen LLC, because it wasn’t in the public interest. Entergy said today it would end […] [...]

TVA delays decision on nuclear plant

by Published: March 17,2010

Tags: energy, nuclear energy, TVA, utilities

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Tennessee Valley Authority executives say they are delaying a planned April decision on whether to possibly build a new reactor at the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in northeast Alabama. Utility spokesman Terry Johnson told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that the board is delaying a decision that was expected on April 16 for […] [...]

Entergy makes concessions for spinoff

by Published: March 4,2010

Tags: energy, Entergy, nuclear energy, spinoff, utilities

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corp. has agreed to financial concessions in an attempt to win approval from New York regulators for its proposed spinoff of six nuclear units. The New York State Public Service Commission is scheduled Thursday to consider whether to allow the New Orleans-based Entergy to create a separate, publicly-traded company known as […] [...]

Bechtel lays off TVA workers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Bechtel Power Corp. announced March 1 that it is laying off more than 600 engineers and support staff as design work ends ahead of construction of a second reactor at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) Watts Bar nuclear power plant. Francis Caravan, a spokesman for Bechtel, told the Knoxville News Sentinel that […] [...]

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