Wednesday, February 12, 2014

NEI’s Wall Street Briefing

Wall-StreetEvery February, NEI briefs Wall Street analysts and media on the nuclear energy industry – both where it’s been in the previous year and where it’s going the current year.

The briefing will address 2013 power plant performance, 2014 priorities, the impact of changes in electricity markets, the status of new nuclear plant construction, small modular reactor development and a lot more. It’s really worth watching if you follow nuclear energy. It starts tomorrow, February 13, at 8:30 am EST. A webcast is available and it will be live tweeted (twittered, tweetered) at @N_E_I and @NEI_media (#NEIWSB).
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I was curious after reading through Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s report on grid stability yesterday (see post below) as to where plants fired by other than nuclear energy are located in the United States. It’s certainly possible to just assume that where there is a nuclear facility, it basically makes all the electricity for that part of the state, but that’s just na├»ve. You mean there still are other plants? Madness.

Happily, the Energy Information Agency has a very well-done map of the country that allows you to pinpoint every natural gas works, every wind farm, every oil well – well, everything energy. Sounds like it could be a mess, but it provides all the controls you need to figure out what’s where. Well worth a look if, like me, you make your local coal plant fade into the background with nuclear sharp in the foreground.

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