Utilities Dig In To Make Nuclear Plants Work Harder After Complete Makeovers

Armistead, Thomas F.
August 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;8/15/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 7, p29
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the upgrading and updating of nuclear power plants, in the United States, to improve their capacity factors. Now, a second wave of nuclear power expansion promises to further boost capacity as owner-operators return mothballed reactors to service. Ontario Power Generation Inc.'s restart of Pickering A Unit 4 came at the cost of a two-year schedule overrun, a tripling of the budget and the jobs of every senior officer in the company. But utilities have learned from those painful programs.


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