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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

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

TerraPower has awarded contracts to four companies to supply services and equipment for the Natrium reactor demonstration project being developed in Kemmerer, Wyoming.

Date: Thursday, 03 August 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TerraPower-selects-suppliers-for-Natrium-demo-proj

TerraPower and Centrus Energy Corp have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to significantly expand their collaboration aimed at establishing commercial-scale, US production capabilities for high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) to supply TerraPower's first-of-a-kind Natrium reactor and energy storage system.

Date: Wednesday, 19 July 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Agreement-ensures-demo-Natrium-plant-s-HALEU-needs

US-based fission technology company Oklo is to merge with AltC. Oklo said in a statement it believed roughly 40% of the Fortune 500 companies are committed to an emissions-free future, with some $2 trillion expected for power generation alone. "Oklo is pursuing two complementary tracks to address this demand: providing reliable, commercial-scale energy to customers; and selling used nuclear fuel recycling services to the US market," the company said.

Date: Friday, 14 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsoklo-announces-merger-with-acquisition-company-altc-11005073