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Comanche Peak Brings the Heat for 2018 Supplier Fair

June 18th, 2018
Author: USA Communication
Despite triple digit Texas heat, everything was “cool” inside the USA Supplier Fair hosted by Comanche Peak June 6.  Tom McCool, Comanche Peak Site Vice President, kicked off the fair and set the tone, thanking attendees, providing a message of support for suppliers, and encouraging everyone to redouble efforts for maximizing efficiency and savings in...
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Susquehanna welcomes USA’s recommendation of Syntempo: Helps to deliver Outage safely, on-time and under budget

June 14th, 2018
Author: Chip Palazzo, Susquehanna Nuclear, LLC
Historically, outages at Utilities Service Alliance (USA) member Talen Energy’s Susquehanna Station have been done safely, however, they have traditionally exceeded 40 days in duration. This, in comparison to world class nuclear sites of comparable size/design whose outages have traditionally targeted 30 days.Previous outages at Susquehanna were negatively influenced by:• a lack of focus and visibility on...
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Monticello Posts $7.8M USA Material Cost-Reduction Savings

June 14th, 2018
Author: Lisa Kuehl, Xcel Energy
The Monticello Nuclear Plant recently reported a $7.8 million cost-savings as a part of their participation in the Utilities Service Alliance (USA) Material Cost-Reduction (MCR) project. The USA MCR project, which started in January 2017, has driven significant cost-savings across the Alliance since that time. This item from Monticello shows the project is picking up...
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Utilities Service Alliance (USA) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Luminant Power Optimization Center (POC) for advanced remote monitoring technologies and services.

May 31st, 2018
Author: USA Communication
Utilities Service Alliance (USA) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Luminant Power Optimization Center (POC) for advanced remote monitoring technologies and services.  “This partnership is the culmination of more than two years of work between the two organizations resulting in a signed agreement effective April 20,” said John Christensen, USA President &...
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Minnesota legislation proposes new way to consider nuclear plant investments

March 16th, 2018
Author: Lisa Kuehl, Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy has an industry leading vision of reaching 85 percent carbon-free generation by 2030 in the Upper Midwest region of the U.S. The Monticello and Prairie Island nuclear plants can be resources to achieving that vision and to meeting the state of Minnesota’s clean energy goals. This requires investing in the plants while keeping...
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SSES receives NRC’s Annual Assessment Letter: Station in highest performance category of Reactor Oversight Process

March 8th, 2018
Author: Chip Palazzo, Susquehanna Nuclear, LLC
Susquehanna Station’s Chief Nuclear Officer Tim Rausch received the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Annual Assessment Letter for Units 1 and 2 Wednesday, Feb. 28.  The NRC deems the performance of Susquehanna Units 1 and 2 during the most recent quarter to be within the Licensee Response Column, the highest performance category of the NRC’s...
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America's Nuclear Energy Challenge

March 6th, 2018
Commercial nuclear energy is an industry that was invented in the U.S., but that traditional leadership position is at risk if Washington policymakers don't take action now. That's the message of a custom content package that NEI has produced with Politico. Called America's Nuclear Energy Challenge, the interactive narrative went live this week. "Today, a...
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USA Site Representatives Announced

March 6th, 2018
Author: USA Communication
As part of the new Utilities Service Alliance (USA) 2.0 Business Model, the following individuals were selected as USA Site Representatives by their respective station Chief Nuclear Officers effective the beginning of 2018.  These individuals will serve as the primary point-of-contact at their respective organizations for all USA activities. You are encouraged to reach out...
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USA 2.0 introduced to member stations across the country: Refined goals and objectives ignites membership, participation

February 21st, 2018
Author: USA Communication
In the fall of 2017, the Utilities Service Alliance (USA) Board of Directors (BOD) charged USA leadership to take a hard look at its existing business model and make changes that would help to reengage its membership and set a fresh course for the organization.After much deliberation by the USA leadership team, it was unanimously...
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Energy Northwest supports annual Day on the Hill

February 21st, 2018
​Commissioners, managers and staff from public utility districts across Washington state descended on the capitol campus to educate and advocate on behalf of PUDs during the annual Washington Public Utility Districts Association Day on the Hill. PUD displays in the capitol rotunda shared the PUD story and highlighted the value PUDs provide to communities and...
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