URS Speaks About the Importance of Uprates for the Nuclear Industry

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With the nuclear industry in the US getting ready for the new build revolution, nuclear power is becoming evermore accepted by the US public.

Nuclear is seen as an effective way to cut carbon emissions and as a source of clean energy as well as an important piece of the jigsaw to help meet the ever-increasing need for electricity in the United States.

Joseph Ruggiero, Vice President for Nuclear Services at URS spoke to Nuclear Energy Insider about nuclear power uprates and how they can help to increase output capacity from our current nuclear capabilities. Joe said, “As we gear up for new builds, power uprates will continue to be a proven, cost effective method of adding nuclear generation to the US grid.”

Nuclear power uprates allow nuclear plants to typically gain anywhere between 1.7% and 20% more power and are a much cheaper option than new build projects whilst still allowing utilities to output more electricity onto the grid.

Joe Ruggiero will be joining other industry experts at the Nuclear Power Uprate Conference on June 21-22 in Washington DC 2010 and will be discussing the work that URS has been doing at Laguna Verde Nuclear Units 1 & 2. Detroit Edison, with the help of URS have been working on an MUR power uprate at that site.

To find out more information about the conference, you can download the conference brochure at http://www.nuclearenergyinsider.com/uprate and view the excellent speakers that the conference currently boasts. Joe Ruggiero said, “The discussions at this conference can be used by utilities, equipment suppliers and engineering firms as an aid in the power uprate process”.

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Dean Murphy
Senior Industry Analyst
Nuclear Energy Insider
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