The upgrade project at Tennessee Valley Authority's Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Alabama, which will boost output by 14%, is more cost-effective than building new reactors. Adding a reactor at another nuclear plant cost TVA more than $3.9 million per installed megawatt, while the upgrade will cost $1.02 million per megawatt.
With the announcement that Exelon's Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey will shut down in October, Lacey Township, where the plant is located, is trying to figure out how to make up for lost revenue and store used nuclear fuel. Exelon will continue to pay property taxes during decommissioning for the time being, and community officials hope they will receive some funding originally meant for the Yucca Mountain repository as they keep the used fuel on site.
As it approaches a scheduled outage for refueling and maintenance, Unit 1 at Exelon Generation's Limerick nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania has begun decreasing its power generation. Tuesday morning the reactor was operating at 98% capacity.
An analysis performed for South Carolina Electric & Gas found that the parts purchased for the halted expansion project at its V.C. Summer nuclear power plant could earn as much as $861 million if sold. The study was conducted before SCE&G and Santee Cooper decided to halt the project, and SCE&G said it believes the estimate is too high.
Employees have to prove their judgment is sound to earn more autonomy, so question their decisions and offer advice when they're inexperienced, writes Steve Keating. "You can delegate a task but as a leader you cannot delegate the responsibility for it being successfully accomplished," he writes.
Successories became famous in the 1990s for its motivational posters before becoming a parodied punch line, with its business fortunes following a similar path, but the company still exists and has branched out into other products, writes Corinne Purtill. Studies have suggested such posters can improve productivity at an unconscious level.
When Saudi Arabia announced its intentions to build nuclear power plants, the US wasn't initially considered until it said it wanted to participate. Working with Saudi Arabia on its nuclear power program could help US boost its own nuclear energy industry, and it appears the US is close to offering a deal with less strict provisions on reprocessing uranium.
The construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK may be completed as many as 15 months later than planned, but the country is expected to have enough energy to handle the delay, according to Business Secretary Greg Clark. The government doesn't have a clear plan for what percentage of the energy mix will come from nuclear power in the next two decades.
Nuclear energy could contribute to South Africa's goals, such as cutting carbon emissions and desalinating water, Group Five nuclear construction services director Des Muller said. "A nuclear build program in South Africa offers the opportunity for the local industry to address the socioeconomic development and industrial transformation [challenges facing] the country," he said.
Try framing meeting agenda items as questions or leading with a question when asked for advice so that you challenge and engage your counterparts at a deeper level, writes Carolyn Slaski of EY. "You can let your team know how much they're valued by asking them questions and listening well," she writes.
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