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Nukes, part 7

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Senior Consultant, Microgrid Labs

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Microgrid Labs, Inc. Advisor: 2014 to Present Developed product plans, conceptual and preliminary designs for projects, performed industry surveys and developed...

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I’ve mentioned before that when I worked for Landis & Gyr Systems (1980 to the late 1990s, when it was gobbled up by Siemens), PacifiCorp was one of our best customers.

Thus when a came across an article about how they are considering converting their coal-fired power plants to nukes, I had to write a short paper on this.

Then after I basically had completed and scheduled the above-described paper’s posting, another nuclear revival took a large step forward. PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant was scheduled for closure in 2025, but a sudden change-of-heart by our Governor Newsom, with a recent boost by his friend, President Biden, put this Nuke on the path to redemption.

This post is about the advanced reactors being considered by PacifiCorp for replacing their coal-fired plants, and the latest twist in the Diablo Canyon epic saga.


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