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USA Board elects new leadership at 2018 Executive Summit

Author: USA Communication

During the recent Utilities Service Alliance (USA) 2018 Executive Summit hosted in Seattle, Wash., its Board of Directors announced the election of Chairman Joel P. Gebbie, who currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer of American Electric Power’s Cook Nuclear Plant. He is joined in USA Board leadership by Vice Chairman Ken...

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Comanche Peak Brings the Heat for 2018 Supplier Fair

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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Monticello Posts $7.8M USA Material Cost-Reduction Savings

Author: Lisa Kuehl

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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Susquehanna welcomes USA’s recommendation of Syntempo: Helps to deliver Outage safely, on-time and under budget

Author: Chip Palazzo

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...

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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.

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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SSES receives NRC’s Annual Assessment Letter: Station in highest performance category of Reactor Oversight Process

Author: Chip Palazzo

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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USA Site Representatives Announced

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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America’s Nuclear Energy Challenge

Author: Digital Lagoon

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 fifth...

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Energy Northwest supports annual Day on the Hill

Author: Digital Lagoon

        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...

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