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Evolution of Nuclear Power Continues with Operation of First EPR

Unit 1 at the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in China is the site of a milestone for nuclear technology. It also illustrates cooperation between France and China, using the lessons…


Extended Power Uprate Is a Winning Strategy for Nuclear Plant

The Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant completed an extended power uprate (EPU) that increased the total capacity of the facility’s three units by about 465 MW. The addition is an important…


Evolutionary Triumph: China’s First ACPR1000

Completion of the first ACPR1000 reactor at Yangjiang 5 within a mere 58 months marks a major achievement for China’s lengthy efforts to commercialize the first-of-its-kind 1,000-MW evolutionary third-generation nuclear…


Work Ethic Leads to ‘World Class’ Performance

Wolverine Power Cooperative’s Alpine plant in Michigan has impressive operating numbers, and a culture of teamwork dedicated to maintaining efficiency. Power plant operators will tell you it takes a team…


DLN Upgrade Helps Gas Turbines Meet ‘Blue Sky’ Requirements

Power plants around the world are being tasked with reducing emissions. In China, Shenzhen Nanshan Power Plant installed an innovative dry low-NOx upgrade on its gas turbines, helping the units…


Competitive Advantages: Power Plant Wins with Low Fuel Costs, High Efficiency

The cost of fuel is one of the most important factors affecting power plant profitability, but flexibility and efficiency are also vitally important to success. One impressive new plant in…