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US AND KOREAN NUCLEAR PLANT CANCELLATIONS: IMPLICATIONS FOR UK NEW NUCLEAR BUILD

Posted on August 10, 2017
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The US currently has 100 nuclear power plants in operation supplying about 20% of its power needs. A further four were under construction, two each in Georgia and South Carolina, until the owners of the South Carolina plants recently announced the cancellation of construction of its two Westinghouse AP1000 units, Summer 2 and 3. Summer […]

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DECOMMISSIONING LARGE SCALE ENERGY PLANTS: DISCHARGING LIABILITIES SAFELY AND COST EFFECTIVELY

Posted on August 9, 2017
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PART I: EFFECTIVE DECOMMISSIONING PLANNING A robust plan for discharging the liabilities associated with a facility’s operation is important not just for compliance with legislation but to establish the correct basis for funding and implementing safe, environmentally sound, and cost effective decommissioning for that facility whether it be nuclear, conventionally hazardous, or physically complex. The […]

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WHOLESALE ENERGY PRICES: MAY – JUNE 2017:

Posted on August 1, 2017
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In this series of articles, Dominic Whittome covers recent changes to wholesale energy prices. Crude Oil Brent crude fell $51.75 to $48.85/bbl amid concern that OPEC and OPEC Alliance states have still been struggling to remove the slack from the oil market, also rising exports from Libya (adding over 1 mbd) and from Nigeria (over […]

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FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE INVESTING IN BATTERY STORAGE: PART I

Posted on July 24, 2017
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This new series of blogs highlights the factors which a prospective end-user should weigh up before deciding whether and how to invest in electric storage. The decision whether or not to invest and, if so, exactly which type of package to go for, will depend on a host of factors. These include the nature and […]

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CHRIS KAYE JOINS PROSPECT’S NUCLEAR TEAM

Posted on July 19, 2017
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Prospect is pleased to announce the further development of its multi-disciplinary infrastructure practice through Chris Kaye joining the firm as an expert on the negotiation and management of multi-billion pound infrastructure projects, particularly in the nuclear sector. On behalf of the Department of Energy, Chris led the review of Hinkley Point C’s waste and decommissioning […]

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