POWER Magazine Announces Nuclear Top Plant Award Winners

01 Nov, 2012, 09:00 ET from POWER Magazine

HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, POWER magazine selects the most noteworthy nuclear power plants worldwide to be designated Top Plants. Winning plants are profiled in the November issue, and awards are presented at a banquet the following May at the ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition. This year's award-winning nuclear Top Plants are:

  • North Anna Power Station, Louisa County, Virginia. For decades now, U.S. nuclear generators, faced with daunting barriers to new construction, have had to practice a special kind of energy efficiency by way of up­grades. Dominion's North Anna station recently completed its second uprate, this one made possible by steam turbine retrofits.
  • Oconee Nuclear Station, Seneca, South Carolina. Nuclear plant operators and regulators are cautious by nature—for good reason. But you can't use outmoded equipment forever. By installing the first nuclear plant digital control system in the U.S., Duke Energy has positioned itself at the forefront of an important technology switch.

For more details about these projects, see the November issue of POWER at www.powermag.com.

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Jennifer Brady