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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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USA Supplier-Partners provide relief during Hurricane Harvey

Author: USA Communication

Utilities Service Alliance Supplier-Partners BHI Energy and GlobalTranz (formerly Logistics Planning Services (LPS) partnered to deliver a semi-trailer of Sam’s Club goods to support the areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Items delivered included baby formula, diapers, toiletries, water and other necessities. The focus was on South Texas Project workers in Wadsworth, Texas, as well as...

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USA improvement in human performance through a focused fleet approach

Author: Doug Davis

The Human Performance Gap Focus Area assessments outline items impacting the fleet’s key human performance indicators as well as examining current station processes that are used to improve human performance and behaviors. USA team members developed an Excellence Standard using industry practices. The GAP Focus Area team developed an assessment tool that was then used...

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USA improvement in reactivity management through a focused fleet approach

Author: Alexander McGalliard

The Reactivity Management Gap Focus Area assessments captured items impacting the industry reactivity management key performance indicator and current station processes that impact reactivity management performance - both human performance and equipment reliability. USA team members developed an Excellence Standard using industry practices and an assessment tool to evaluate excellence at each USA site. The...

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