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I am a passionate advocate for the environment and nuclear energy. With the threat of climate change, I’ve embarked on a mission to help overcome the fears of nuclear energy. I’ve been active in...

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The availability and price of fuel for their current naphtha- and diesel-fired facility are at the top of Copper Valley's concerns.

"Copper Valley Electric Association is considering a nuclear microreactor similar to the one scheduled to begin operating on Eielson Air Force Base by 2027.

Right now, the utility relies on inexpensive hydro power during the warmer months of the year but switches in the winter to more costly oil-fired power generation.

Copper Valley chief executive Travis Million says the utility has been trying for years to find a cheaper and greener alternative to its diesel- and naphtha-fueled generators.

'There’s no predictability of the cost,' he said. 'Just this year alone, between December and January, we saw a 44% price increase for the diesel fuel that we use.'"

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Rao Konidena on Mar 5, 2022

This is great news Bob.

A Nuclear microreactor that can produce upto 20 MW.

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Richard Brooks on Mar 5, 2022

Nuclear power is our most effective form of electric energy generation that prevents more GHG from being released into the atmosphere. This is great news - only wish it's production date was 2024, instead of 2027.

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