Month: January 2014

STP “original” retires after 30 years of service

Author: Buddy Eller

STP Outage Director Jesse Wells will retire in May after a career that spans nearly three decades. His career has seen every significant milestone in the station’s commercial operating history. Last fall’s Unit 2 refueling and maintenance outage was his 18th outage as an Outage Director. “When I think of the WE team at STP,...

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Letter from the President & CEO

Author: Digital Lagoon

The last year has been one of significant progress for the Utilities Service Alliance (USA). As we enter this new year, I would like to reflect on where we have been and our plans for 2014. During 2013, we concentrated on implementing fleet-like behaviors to prevent declining performance from occurring and helping stations where performance...

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PPL Susquehanna inks deal with Transnuclear, Inc./AREVA

Author: Chip Palazzo

PPL Susquehanna recently signed a contract with Transnuclear, Inc./AREVA to supply Dry Shielded Canisters (DSC) to enhance PPL Susquehanna’s spent fuel storage program at the dual unit power station in Northeast Pennsylvania. The contract also provides member benefits to the USA fleet through increased business opportunities and rebates. “This contract marks a successful conclusion to...

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Cook Plant’s Weber named 2013 Nuclear Professional of the Year

Author: Bill Schalk

USA board member Larry Weber, AEP senior vice president and chief nuclear officer, was named the 2013 Nuclear Professional of the Year by the North American Information System on Occupational Exposure at their annual symposium Jan. 6. Weber was recognized for his involvement in the U.S. nuclear industry’s response to the accident at the Fukushima...

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