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Ringhals AB - operator of Sweden's Ringhals nuclear power plant - has entered into an agreement with national electricity transmission system operator Svenska Kraftn├Ąt (SvK) regarding the availability of unit 1 at the plant. The agreement aims to secure the voltage stability and short-circuit power in the transmission network to handle the operating situation in southern Sweden during the summer.

Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Early-restart-agreed-for-Ringhals-1-after-maintena

On 31 March, the first 10kV power supply section was connected to unit 2 of the Belarus nuclear power plant, which is being built in Ostravets by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.  

Date: Friday, 03 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newspower-supply-installed-for-belarus-2-7854209

On 1 January, Belarusian NPP became part of state utility Belenergo. The aim is “to make it possible to build and maintain a unified technical policy in the field of electric energy generation in the energy system,” Belenergo said.

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbelarusian-npp-becomes-part-of-belenergo-in-energy-system-reorganisation-7596330

The annual maintenance outage at Finland’s Olkiluoto 2 was brought forward four calendar days because of measures taken to remove damaged fuel from the reactor, plant owner Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said on 29 April.

Date: Friday, 03 May 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsolkiluoto-2-outage-brought-forward-7184280

First Light Fusion, which was spun out of the University of Oxford in 2011 to research energy generation using inertial fusion, has completed construction and testing of its Machine 3 pulsed power device. Machine 3 has now been fully commissioned following successful testing at the end of 2018. It is the biggest pulsed power machine in the world dedicated to researching fusion energy. Machine 3 can discharging up to 200,000 volts and more than 14 million ampere – the equivalent of nearly 500 simultaneous lightning strikes – within two microseconds. The GBP3.6m ($4.6m) machine uses 3km of high voltage cables and 10km of diagnostic cables. It uses electromagnetism to fire projectiles at around 20km/s. Machine 3 will be used to further research First Light Fusion's technology as the company seeks to achieve first fusion, which it expects to deliver in 2019. The next step in the technological development will be to achieve 'gain', whereby the amount of energy created outstrips that used to spark the reaction. Nicholas Hawker, Founder and CEO of FLF said:

Date: Friday, 15 February 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfusion-progress-in-uk-and-south-korea-6991692

Oxford-based First Light Fusion (FLF), which is researching a number of alternative research directions to develop inertial confinement fusion ICF) for energy generation, announced on 29 August that it had successfully fired the first test ‘shot’ on one of the six limbs of its newly-constructed pulsed power machine. Machine 3 remains on track to be commissioned into service by the end of 2018, FLF said.

Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssuccessful-test-shot-for-oxford-inertial-confinement-fusion-company-6728400

Work on the construction and installation of a high-voltage power transmission line from the Rostov nuclear power plant to the Crimea is planned to be completed before 15 May, Tass reported on 8 May, citing First Deputy Minister of Industry and Energy for the region, Andrey Saveliev.

Date: Monday, 14 May 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-completes-power-line-to-crimea-6146516

German Energy groups E.ON and EnBW are incurring huge costs from dismantling their NPPs. They have already shut down five plants with another five to close by 2022 and are facing combined decommissioning costs of around €17bn ($18.5bn). However, they are hoping to capitalise on their decommissioning skills in the export market and say they are attracting the interest of international customers, Reuters reported on 8 May.

Date: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgerman-utilities-offer-decommissioning-services-5809655


Fusion for Energy, the European Union organisation managing Europe's contribution to ITER says it has started collaborating with Siemens on the development of three High Voltage power supplies for the neutral beam injector system, on of three ITER heating systems.

Date: Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssiemens-to-work-on-iter-neutral-beam-injectors-4693476


The National Grid has chosen a corridor running overland around the coast of Cumbria and under Morecambe Bay for connecting NuGen's proposed 3.4GW nuclear plant at Moorside and other sources of electricity to the grid.

Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsprogress-on-connection-plans-for-moorside-4608343