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US / Nuclear Nominee Plans To Preserve Existing Fleet, Deploy Advanced Reactor Technologies

David Dalton  March 22, 2022 Kathryn Huff told a Senate energy and natural resources committee hearing that if she is confirmed to head the Department of Energy’s office of nuclear energy she will prioritise activities to preserve the existing fleet of nuclear power plants, deploy advanced reactor technologies, manage spent nuclear fuel and work with…
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NUCLEAR 101: How Does a Nuclear Reactor Work?

Office of Nuclear Energy  March 29, 2021  Nuclear reactors are the heart of a nuclear power plant. They contain and control nuclear chain reactions that produce heat through a physical process called fission. That heat is used to make steam that spins a turbine to create electricity. With more than 440 commercial reactors worldwide, including 94 in the United…
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3 States with Shuttered Nuclear Plants See Emissions Rise

Benjamin Storrow  February 17, 2022 New York passed a law in 2019 requiring the state to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2040. But over the last two years, the exact opposite has happened: CO2 from power plants has climbed nearly 15 percent, according to EPA data. New York’s experience is hardly unique.…
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Blue Wave AI Labs and Constellation Energy Strike Long-Term Strategic Agreement for Nuclear AI Tool Suite

Blue Wave will help Constellation reduce nuclear operating and fuel costs far into the future

Blue Wave AI Labs Receives TIP Award at NEI Conference

The Nuclear Energy Institute recognized Blue Wave AI Labs with a TIP award for “Moisture Carryover (MCO) Predictions through Neural Networks.”

Powering Our Nuclear Fleet with Artificial Intelligence

The nuclear industry is on the precipice of assuming its natural place as the central backbone of carbon-free power. AI will accelerate this ascension and deliver insights and savings at new level.

AISUM Autonomous Drone

The Artificial Intelligence Small Unit Manuever (AISUM) Challenge seeks to develop algorithms to improve the maneuverability and reconnaissance abiliies of drones operating in confined spaces. AISUM has given several examples of scenarios that the drones may have to perform. The drones must demostrate; navigation, mapping, collision avoidance, object recognition, color detection, and friend/foe determination. The…
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AI-Powered Reload Planning

A data-driven model for predicting moisture carryover (MCO) in the General Electric Type-4 boiling water reactor (BWR) was constructed using a physics-constrained artificial intelligence technique. An accurate prediction of the MCO is of great value for commercial BWR operators as it can be used to modify the operational plan during a power cycle to mitigate…
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Characterizing Chaotic Systems (Chattering Valves in Nuclear Reactors)

Blue Wave AI Labs partnered with Southern Nuclear Power (SNP) to detect chattering in Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) safety valves and their component failure, as faulty reactor components can lead to downtime and consequently millions of dollars in lost revenue. Under certain operating conditions in a nuclear power plant’s boiling water reactor (BWR), a condition…
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