Energy to grow
Nuclear Unit Operator Michelle Conner and Manager of Shift Operations Jeff Reidy (above) work their shift in the control room at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, which generated a record 18,937 million kilowatt-hours of power, its most productive year ever, and celebrated its 25th anniversary. On May 27, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant marked its 10-year anniversary of safe, reliable operations.
With demand for power in the Tennessee Valley growing at about 2 percent a year, TVA Nuclear is a national leader in the effort to generate safe, emissions-free, competitively priced power now and in the future.
Watts Bar Unit 1 was the nation’s last nuclear unit placed in operation in the 20th century, and Browns Ferry Unit 1, scheduled to be restarted in 2007, is expected to be the nation’s first nuclear power unit to go online in the 21st century.
A detailed scoping, estimating, and planning study is underway for the possible completion of Watts Bar Unit 2, and TVA is continuing to explore the option of building a new nuclear plant at its Bellefonte site in North Alabama.
TVA Nuclear won two Top Industry Practice awards from the Nuclear Energy Institute—one for innovation in the area of generic design change and the other for using fuel made with surplus, highly enriched uranium.
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Nuclear Unit Operator, Sequoyah Nuclear Plant
Shift Operations Manager, Sequoyah Nuclear Plant