Month: December 2018

Executive Spotlight December 2018

Author: John Christensen

Welcome to the new and revitalized Inside USA quarterly newsletter. As a part of our 2019 Excellence Plan, we have revamped our communications strategy in an effort to more frequently and systematically tell you all about what is happening “Inside USA.” Along with this new strategy we are rebooting our Executive Spotlight which will include...

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Cooper earns another Operational Excellence Award from WANO

Author: Brianna Gentert

2018 was a busy year for the teammates at Cooper Nuclear Station (CNS). This year brought a World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) evaluation, a refueling outage, plus many more activities sprinkled throughout the year. Since Cooper is on a 24-month fuel cycle, evaluations and outages land in the same year, so the team is...

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USA Board of Directors (BOD) Sets New Team Call Expectations

Author: John Christensen

On the December USA BOD telecon, a revised set of USA Team call expectations were reviewed and approved. These changes were developed by Jim Connolly (STP), Pete Gardner (Xcel), USA staff, and come after much discussion and feedback to the USA BOD throughout 2018. USA Team Call Expectations USA team calls are a vital way...

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USA Board of Directors (BOD) Focuses on 2019 Opportunities

Author: Digital Lagoon

In keeping with the new USA strategy established at the end of 2016, the USA BOD has established the USA Fleet’s 2019 Focus Areas. Cyber Security will continue as a Focus Area in 2019. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is performing “Full Implementation” Cyber Security Inspections at plants through 2020. They are performing 18 in...

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2018 USA Supply Chain Savings

Author: Jim Kitchens

USA Supply Chain (SCM) programs enjoyed a banner year in 2018! Members saved $31.4M, an increase of $3.7M over 2017, all due to the hard work and collaborative spirit of everyone involved. . Submitted by our Supplier-Partners, all savings are checked and approved by both the applicable USA member plant and USA supply chain staff...

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