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How to Reopen a Nuclear Power Plant

Palisades Power Plant in Michigan could be the first shut-down nuclear plant to restart operations. By Casey Crownhart MIT Technology Review April 3, 2024 A shut-down nuclear power plant in Michigan could get a second life thanks to a $1.52 billion loan from the US Department of Energy. If successful, it will be the first time…
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Second New Reactor at Plant Vogtle Reaches 100% Power

(L-R) Views of Units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle, in Burke County near Waynesboro, Georgia on Monday, July 31, 2023. (Arvin Temkar / [email protected]) The long-delayed and over-budget nuclear unit is expected to enter service between April and June 4/2/2024 By Drew Kann The Atlanta Journal Constitution The second new nuclear reactor at Plant…
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New AI Tools Could Save Constellation Reactor Fleet Millions

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station | Courtesy of Constellation Energy Office of Nuclear Energy March 26, 2024 Blue Wave AI Labs successfully deployed machine learning (ML) tools at two nuclear power plants operated by Constellation, saving the company millions of dollars per reactor each year.  The project was part of a $6 million effort supported by the U.S. Department…
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Blue Wave AI Labs and Constellation expand strategic agreement with Long-Term Adoption of ThermalLimits.ai

Supporting Nuclear Reliability and Cost Effectiveness FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE West Lafayette, IN – March 26, 2024 Blue Wave AI Labs, the leader in AI-based nuclear technology solutions, is delighted to announce that Constellation, the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free energy, is expanding its strategic collaboration by integrating ThermalLimits.ai across its fleet of boiling water reactors…
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AWS Acquiring Data Center Campus Powered by Nuclear Energy

The Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania has operated since 1983. Source: U.S. government Darrell Proctor March 4, 2024 Talen Energy Corp. said the company has sold its Cumulus data center campus, located near a Pennsylvania nuclear power station that provides the site with its power, to Amazon Web Services (AWS), according to a Talen…
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Happy Holidays from the Humans and Machines at Blue Wave AI Labs

Holiday Greetings from Blue Wave AI Labs!!! The Blue Wave team of scientists and engineers wish you a happy and peaceful holiday and a fantastic New Year. We know each of you has been doing your part to keep the lights on with clean nuclear power. The trajectory of the industry changed this year as…
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Bruce Power’s Unit 3 marks 45 years of operation; Final preparations underway for Major Component Replacement outage

Workers gather in the Unit 3 turbine hall to celebrate 45 years of the unit’s operation and one month until the beginning of its Major Component Replacement (MCR) outage. Bruce Power February 1, 2023 Bruce Power’s Unit 3 marked 45 years of commercial operation on Feb. 1, with the Bruce A unit beginning its lengthy…
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What is High-Assay Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU)?

Office of Nuclear Energy April 3, 2020 More than 20 U.S. companies are developing advanced reactors that will completely change the way we think about the nuclear industry. Most of these new reactor designs will be smaller, more flexible and less expensive to build and operate. Some of them may consume used nuclear fuel or help bring…
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Meet Oklo, the Earth’s Two-billion-year-old only Known Natural Nuclear Reactor

(1) Nuclear reactor zones (2) Sandstone (3) Uranium ore layer (4) Granite Laura Gil IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication August 10, 2018 Physicist Francis Perrin sat at a nuclear fuel-processing plant down in the south of France, thinking to himself: “This cannot be possible.” It was 1972. On the one hand, there was…
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