Category Archives: Progress Energy

Another one bites the dust: Duke Energy announces that troubled Florida nuke plant will close permanently; Florida lawmaker pushes for billion-dollar refund to customers

 The Tampa Bay Times reported this morning:  “Duke Energy announced early Tuesday it will permanently close the Crystal River nuclear plant that has been shut down since late 2009.”  The news was not entirely unexpected; Crystal River has not produced … Continue reading

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Construction pushed back another four years on new Florida nuke

Progress Energy announced Tuesday another delay in its plan to build two new nuclear power plants at a site in western Florida. The Levy power plant had originally been scheduled to open 2016, but with Tuesday’s announcement, it appears that … Continue reading

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Event Report: Automatic shutdown at South Carolina nuke

The sole reactor at the Robinson nuclear plant in South Carolina shut itself down Wednesday afternoon following a turbine trip. The auxiliary feedwater pumps activated during the incident. The reactor had been at 55 per cent power prior to the … Continue reading

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