Operations & Maintenance

US utilities must commit to digitization to cut operating costs by 30%

Apr 29, 2016

U.S. utility leaders must embrace digitization of nuclear work practices if the industry is to drive down costs and improve the efficiency of operations, leading digital experts told...

Industrial internet turns Big Data boom into operator profits

Jan 12, 2016

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Exelon Generation’s Industrial internet platform project is using the latest analytics and sensor technology to optimize plant maintenance and...

Knowledge transfer strategies require long-term, digital approach

Dec 6, 2015

Nuclear plant operators must implement long-term Knowledge Management strategies and the latest digital technology to maximize gains from recruitment drives aimed at offsetting the...

Japan’s first reactor restart spurs rising O&M outlook

Sep 23, 2015

Kyushu Electric Power’s successful restart of the 890–MW Sendai-1 nuclear reactor has been swiftly followed by fuel loading at Sendai 2 and analysts forecast six Japanese reactors...

Suppliers collaborate, develop data products in battle against obsolete parts

Jun 12, 2015

Nuclear suppliers are working more closely together to resolve the obsolescence of older parts, offering new supply solutions through data services and reverse engineering.

Security experts clinch conference contract

Apr 30, 2015

QG Management Standards has been appointed as technical advisors for a large nuclear conference.

US plants show record efficiency in extreme weather conditions

Apr 30, 2015

Nuclear power is proving its value and reliability in difficult weather conditions. US nuclear power plants ran at record high efficiency rates in 2014, at 91.7% of capacity, according...

Japan returns to nuclear to get economy back on track

Apr 1, 2015

As part of the Strategic Energy Plan of Japan, the country’s government has decided to include nuclear as one of four base load energy sources.