TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Armistead, Thomas F.
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
ENR: Engineering News-Record;8/15/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 7, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
18067470

 

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