Month: February 2015

PSEG’s Joyce to retire; Braun named president & CNO

Author: Joe Delmar

Tom Joyce, president and chief nuclear officer (CNO) of PSEG Nuclear, has announced his intentions to retire after a 40 year nuclear industry career effective March 31. Joyce spent the past 10 years of his career at PSEG and served in his current role since 2008. “Tom’s leadership and impact on our operations as well...

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STP’s Unit 2 leads the nation in generation and capacity factor

Author: Buddy Eller

In 2014, USA fleet member South Texas Project’s Unit 2 led the U.S. nuclear industry in both generation and capacity factor. Unit 2 safely produced 11.632 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) last year, the highest in site history. The unit also had the highest capacity in the industry at 103.7 percent. Combined, overall site generation was the...

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USA recognizes Columbia’s Supply Chain Services

Author: Anna Markham

Columbia Generating Station’s Supply Chain Services received USA’s Super Saver award at the 2015 USA Supply Chain Winter Conference held late last month. During calendar year 2014, the station saved approximately $7 million by taking advantage of the USA Supply Chain Management program. Historically USA presents the award to the member utility that achieved the...

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Fukushima response actions for the USA fleet continues

Author: Randy Fordice

The USA fleet’s efforts to support plant Fukushima response actions have shifted into high gear for 2015, with many plants implementing actions in response to NRC orders, industry commitments and Operating Experience from the 2011 accident in Japan. During 2014, the first domestic nuclear plants completed plant modifications, equipment purchases, installation of Spent Fuel Pool...

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Susquehanna’s Rob Littles earns USA Excellence Award

Author: Chip Palazzo

PPL Susquehanna’s Rob Littles recently won the Utilities Service Alliance (USA) Excellence Award during its 12th Annual Supply Chain Management (SCM) Winter Conference. Rob, who led PPL Susquehanna’s Procurement Services organization for nearly three years and very recently transitioned from Supply Chain and Nuclear Procurement organization into PPL’s Energy Supply Information Technology (IT) organization, has...

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