Month: August 2015

USA announces new Site Reps/CFAMs

Author: Joe Delmar

The Utilities Service Alliance (USA) fleet announced the selection today of ten new USA Site Reps/Corporate Functional Area Managers (CFAMs). Effective January 1, 2016, these new positions will be dedicated full-time to USA fleet activities and serve as a technical functional area expert with a focus on governance and ongoing responsibility for USA activities at...

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USA supports Columbia with first-of-a-kind evolution

Author: Anna Markham

Utilities Service Alliance fleet members rallied to support Columbia Generating Station repair options of a reactor feedwater valve in July. After Columbia’s refueling and maintenance outage, the plant was unable to return to full power due to one of the 24 inch feedwater discharge isolation gate valves remaining closed resulting from a stem-disc separation (Reactor...

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Lu De La Garza leaves a legacy at STP

Author: Buddy Eller

With STP’s spring Unit 2 refueling outage -- 2RE17 -- winding down, Lu De La Garza leans back in his chair and reflects on an STP career that has spanned more than three decades. “I am living proof that we can take just about anybody and turn them into a pretty good employee,” jokes De...

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Xcel Energy nuclear fleet reaches zero TISA rate

Author: Jeff Dehn

USA fleet member Xcel Energy and its nuclear fleet reached a milestone on July 10, 2015 when the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant accomplished a zero Total Industrial Safety Accident (TISA) rate. Prairie Island accomplished the same feat in April of this year. This places both stations in the top quartile of INPO performance among the...

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