HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- POWER magazine today officially announced winners of its 2017 Top Plants in the nuclear power generation category. Articles about each of the winners were published in the November issue of POWER and are available online at www.powermag.com.
Columbia Generating Station, Richland, Washington
As the sole nuclear generator in the hydro-rich Pacific Northwest region, the Columbia Generating Station's mission to provide safe, reliable, cost-effective, and carbon-free power has never been more important. Seven years ago, its owner, Energy Northwest, a public power entity, embarked on an excellence model that transformed the plant's culture and sent generation performance soaring.
Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant Unit 6, Voronezh Oblast, Russia
Russia's nuclear power station operations arm Rosenergoatom brought its most powerful nuclear reactor to date into commercial operation in February 2017, marking the latest evolution of its Water-Water Energetic Reactor (VVER) technology. The reactor, Unit 6 of the Novovoronezh plant, holds many lessons for future nuclear developments.
Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant, Väröbacka, Sweden
Challenges abound for nuclear power plants in today's world, with increased competition from other fuels, stricter safety regulations, divided public opinion, and low electricity prices providing an uncertain future. An iconic Swedish facility is pressing ahead, compiling remarkable achievements despite a difficult operating environment.
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