2019-05

May 2019

Revenew opens Port Elgin office

Another nuclear supplier has opened an office in Bruce County to support the Bruce Power Life-Extension Program. Revenew cut the ribbon Wednesday at its new office on Goderich Street in Port Elgin...

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World's second EPR nuclear reactor starts work in China

A next-generation EPR nuclear reactor in China has carried out its first chain reaction, French energy giant EDF announced Wednesday, becoming the second using the much-delayed European technology to ...

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Advancing gender equality for a clean energy future: Hatch announces commitment to the Equal by 30 campaign

Vancouver, Canada—Hatch announced today its commitment to the Equal by 30 campaign, a part of the Clean Energy, Education, and Empowerment Initiative (C3E), which works to advance the participat...

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Minister McKenna to attend the Clean Energy Ministerial Conference, and make an announcement

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, will travel to Vancouver to attend the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial, on May 28, 2019. Canada will welcome over 25 countries to d...

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Canada Partners With Breakthrough Energy to Launch Game-Changing Program to Accelerate Clean Energy Innovations

Canada is helping to build the low-carbon economy. That is why we are investing in the development of new and innovative technologies that will help us fight climate change, boost the economy and crea...

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Clean energy advocates gather in Vancouver for global forum

Clean energy advocates are gathering in Vancouver this week for an annual global forum aimed at creating a clean energy future by strengthening cooperation between governments, the private sector...

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10 years of blogging…. Nuclear power is making progress, but it hasn’t been easy

It’s hard to believe, but this month it is 10 years since our first blog post in May of 2009.  10 years!  And what a decade it has been for the nuclear power industry.  There were...

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NuScale and Sargent & Lundy Announce Strategic Relationship

Today, NuScale Power LLC and Sargent & Lundy announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a strategic relationship to support deployment of NuScale Plants worldwide. Sargent & Lundy, ...

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Sask. provides $11.6 M for nuclear research

Minister Responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan Tina Beaudry-Mellor announced on Tuesday $11.6 million in new funding over the next five years for the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innov...

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US needs new approach to advanced reactor demonstration, report says

The US Department of Energy (DOE) should learn from the legacy of the NASA commercial orbital transportation services (COTS) programme to return the USA to a leadership role in nuclear energy, the Nuc...

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Small nuclear reactors could make Alberta's oil sands cleaner, industry experts suggest

Alberta's oilsands have been labelled as dirty by environmental activists and some politicians, but the sector might be able to clean up that reputation with help from the nuclear power industry. ...

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Speech: Nuclear needed to decarbonise economies

The International Energy Agency’s recent workshop Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System was "extremely timely and important" because "time is of the essence if we are to successfully ...

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Bruce County Council Hears Update on DGR Site Selection

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is getting closer to choosing a site for a Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) to store spent nuclear fuel. And Huron Kinloss and South Bruce are still ...

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Saskatchewan giving early consideration for small nuclear reactors

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has found anti-carbon tax allies in Ontario Premier Doug Ford and New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs. Moe said they have been discussing another power option t...

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NuScale Power and Enfission Sign MOU to Explore Use of Next Generation Nuclear Fuel Technology

NuScale Power and Enfission, LLC, a joint venture of Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR) and Framatome, announced a memorandum of understanding to explore the use of next generation nuclear fuel te...

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Ontario Power Generation joins Terrestrial Energy’s Nuclear Innovation Working Group to Support IMSR Power Plant Development

OAKVILLE, ON – May 15, 2019 – Terrestrial Energy today announced the addition of Ontario Power Generation to its Nuclear Innovation Working Group. The working group is advising Terrestrial...

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Safe arrival of the GE Stator for the Darlington Refurbishment

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Investment of $2 million announced to study energy conservation in New Brunswick

NB Power and Natural Resources Canada announced today a combined $2 million dollars contribution towards a research and demonstration project to test Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) as a potentia...

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Bruce Power donates $120,000 to local mental health initiatives through annual Break the Silence campaign

Members of the community came together to end the stigma and show their support for local mental health initiatives during the fourth annual Break the Silence social media campaign. By sharing the...

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Chinese scientists develop virtual nuclear power plant for safety assessment

Chinese scientists have developed a virtual nuclear power plant within a digital society, a software program to help evaluate the safety and efficiency of nuclear energy systems. The research of t...

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Virtually controlled robots could aid the Darlington Refurbishment

It may sound like science fiction, but a new human-to-robot interface could soon allow OPG workers to virtually control machines that perform tasks on the Darlington Refurbishment project. The new...

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Canadian company manufactures first-of-its-kind valves for the Darlington Refurb

Lakeside Process Controls, a successful innovative solutions provider to the nuclear industry for more than 50 years, is helping the Darlington Refurbishment improve efficiencies with leading-edge con...

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Senate committee examining amendments to Bill C-69

Proposed changes to Bill C-69 — a bill that would overhaul how energy projects like pipelines would be evaluated and approved based on environmental impact — will be going under the micros...

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CGN agrees to invest in completion of Romanian reactors

A preliminary investors' agreement has today been signed between Romanian national nuclear company Nuclearelectrica and China General Nuclear (CGN) regarding the completion of units 3 and 4 at the Cer...

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Vogtle 3 plant equipment energised

Individual electrical components at Vogtle 3 are now permanently powered, Georgia Power announced yesterday. The completion of initial energisation represents a significant milestone as the US nuclear...

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Bruce Power and Bruce County partner with Scotland-based University

A familiar face was on hand Tuesday to announce the first international partnership for Ontario’s Nuclear Innovation Institute. Former Bruce Power head Duncan Hawthorne announced a memorandu...

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Ocasio-Cortez: Green New Deal ‘Leaves the Door Open’ on Nuclear

Green New Deal sponsor Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still has an “open mind” on nuclear energy and differentiates between the decades-old plants in the United States and more advanced technolo...

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Nuclear public alert tests happening Monday and Tuesday

If you live within ten kilometres from the nuclear generating stations you will be getting a test alert phone call on Monday. The Region of Durham is testing the nuclear public alerting system. ...

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MOU on Nuclear Economic Development Signed

As another work-week begins, the Nuclear Economic Development and Innovation Initiative has a new member. Bruce Power, Bruce County and the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) signe...

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Sen. Alexander touts importance of nuclear power at Senate hearing

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) talked about the importance of nuclear power as a source of energy at a hearing this week on the fiscal year 2020 funding request for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ...

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Bruce Power extends economic development partnership with county

Bruce Power and Bruce County Council are bringing a new partner into their shared economic development agreement. The two sides renewed their agreement for an additional five years, while announci...

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Bruce Power and Bruce County expand Nuclear Economic Development Initiative to include the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) as a joint partner

May 2nd, 2019 – Walkerton, Bruce County, Ontario; Bruce Power, Bruce County and the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to expand the Nu...

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Cameco to increase spot market purchases

Cameco President and CEO Tim Gitzel yesterday said most activity during the first quarter of 2019 had occurred in the "marketing" facet of the Canadian company's three-faceted strategy, with...

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Bruce Power hosts 109 firefighters at 29th annual Bruce County Fire School

Bruce Power hosted the 29th annual Bruce County Fire School on April 27-28, giving 19 fire departments from across Bruce County along with the Goderich Fire Department the opportunity to engage i...

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OCNI joins the OPG, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Durham College partnership to deliver a pre-apprenticeship program for future boilermakers

The boilermaker pre-apprenticeship program was planned over the last few months to address the high forecast demand for boilermakers to complete the life extension projects at OPG and Bruce Power. Suc...

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