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A protest lodged against a precedent-setting interconnection service agreement to co-locate a data centre with a nuclear power plant is a "misguided attempt" to stifle innovation, Talen Energy Corporation said.

Date: Wednesday, 03 July 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Talen-refutes-objection-to-Susquehanna-data-centre

Duke Energy, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Nucor have signed agreements on proposed tariffs that would lower the costs of investing in clean energy technologies like new nuclear as they explore new and innovative approaches to support carbon-free energy generation and help utilities serve the future energy needs of large businesses in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Date: Friday, 31 May 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-companies-to-work-on-lowering-nuclear-investmen

North American steel manufacturer Nucor Corporation and US tech giants Google and Microsoft Corporation are to work together across the electricity ecosystem to develop new business models and aggregate their demand for advanced clean electricity technologies, including advanced nuclear.

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Google,-Microsoft-and-Nucor-team-up-on-clean-energ

The World Economic Forum in Davos this week heard how nuclear technology is vital in a future clean energy mix, from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and other energy experts speaking at various lunch sessions and meetings.

Date: Friday, 19 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgrossi-promotes-nuclear-at-world-economic-forum-11445906

A recent statement from Fitch Ratings casts doubt on any new nuclear construction in the US in the immediate future. Similar concerns were voiced during discussions at a full committee hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources to Examine Opportunities and Challenges Associated with Advanced Nuclear Reactor Commercialisation.

Date: Wednesday, 06 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgrowing-uncertainty-in-us-regarding-economics-of-new-nuclear-11347683

Framatome has been awarded a $1m contract award for phase two of the Digital Twin-based Diagnostics for Nuclear Auxiliary Systems project in North America. Funding is sponsored by the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) office under the GEMINA (Generating Electricity Managed by Intelligent Nuclear Assets) programme. GEMINA aims to develop digital twin technology for advanced nuclear reactors and transform operations and maintenance systems in the next generation of NPPs.

Date: Friday, 06 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-awards-framatome-for-digital-twin-development-11196045

Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft says the company is looking for a Principal Program Manager, Nuclear Technology, who will be responsible for maturing and implementing a global Small Modular Reactor (SMR) and microreactor energy strategy.

Date: Wednesday, 04 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmicrosoft-seeks-manager-to-develop-smrs-to-power-its-data-centres-11189098

The Nuclear Fuel Report, financing, recruitment, plant life optimisation and the Net Zero Nuclear launch all feature in this round-up of the high-level panel discussions held at the industry's global gathering in London.

Date: Monday, 02 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Podcast-World-Nuclear-Symposium-2023-special-repor

The hourly carbon-free energy matching agreement will see ComEd power all its offices and metered facilities with locally produced nuclear energy, in a 'first' for an investor-owned US utility. Constellation earlier this year signed a similar hourly energy matching agreement to power a Microsoft data centre.

Date: Saturday, 16 September 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Constellation,-ComEd-in-landmark-energy-matching-d

The nuclear industry has the solutions to assist end-users - from the shipping industry to data centres - in reducing their carbon emissions and meeting their decarbonisation goals, panellists at World Nuclear Symposium 2023 said.

Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-industry-ready-to-help-end-users-cut-emiss