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Power Plant Decommissioning Tips to Save Time, Money, and Hassle
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All power plants have a finite useful life. Thus, there will come a time at every facility when the unit must be retired and the decommissioning process undertaken. Decisions must…


Exelon Makes Plans to Retire Byron and Dresden Nuclear Plants in 2021
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In a stunning announcement, Exelon Generation, which operates the largest U.S. fleet of nuclear plants—21 reactors at 12 facilities in Illinois, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania—said it will retire the…


Derecho Damage Results in Early Retirement of Duane Arnold Nuclear Power Plant
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The Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC, Figure 1)—a 615-MW nuclear power plant located in Palo, Iowa—will reportedly not restart after high winds caused extensive damage to the station’s cooling towers.…


Award-Winning Coal Unit Set for Retirement

The five owners of a 410-MW coal-fired unit at the Craig Generating Station in Colorado have said they will retire the generator on Sept. 30, 2028, about one year before…


After Long History, Paradise Coal Plant Ceases Operation
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The generator breaker for Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) Paradise Unit 3 was opened on Feb. 1, removing the coal-fired power plant from service for the final time after 50 years…