Monticello nuclear plant using drone and virtual reality tech for refueling and maintenance projects
- Apr 22, 2019 5:40 pm GMT
After two consecutive years of breaking its own generation records and reliably providing carbon-free electricity to customers throughout the Upper Midwest, the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant began its biennial refueling outage on April 13. For the first time, new drone and virtual reality technology is helping crews complete this important work.
“Our Upper Midwest nuclear plants are a cornerstone of our strategy to provide 85 percent carbon free electricity to our customers while keeping bills low,” said Chris Clark, president, Xcel Energy-Minnesota. “The work performed this month at Monticello will position the plant to continue delivering reliable, affordable, clean energy.”
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