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DunkingDan

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Annual blade failures estimated at around 3,800
« Reply #84 on: April 30, 2018, 06:31:59 PM »

WORLDWIDE: Wind turbine rotor blades are failing at a rate of around 3,800 a year, 0.54% of the 700,000 or so blades that are in operation worldwide.

 
  Siemens was forced to curtail 700 turbines worldwide after a B53 failure
The figures, from research carried out by renewable energy undewriter GCube, were delivered by Andrew Bellamy, former head of Areva's 8MW blade programme, in his opening address to Windpower Monthly's blade manufacturing and composites conference in London on 12 May.

Bellamy, co-founder of renewables advisory firm Aarufield, pointed out that blade failures are the primary cause of insurance claims in the US onshore market. They account for over 40% of claims, ahead of gearboxes (35%) and generators (10%).

The wind industry also faces a struggle to secure the carbon fibre materials it needs for lighter and stronger blade designs, warned Bellamy.

"There's growing competition for these materials from the automotive and aerospace industries," he said. "And they are willing, and able, to pay more than we are."

Recent examples of blade failures include a blade from a Vestas V90 3MW turbine that snapped on a wind farm in the north of Denmark last year. At the time, Vestas said the winds were not particularly high.

In another case last year, GE was forced to replace 33 blade on its turbines at a Michigan wind farm after a blade broke on the project.

GE put the failure down to a "spar cap anomaly". It was the second such incident involving the 1.6-100 model, and was followed by a third at the 94MW Orangeville wind farm in New York State, also in November.

 

Possibly the biggest blade issue was faced by Siemens in 2013 when it was forced to curtail around 700 turbines worldwide. This was caused by a bonding failure in its B53 blade.

https://www.windpowermonthly.com/article/1347145/annual-blade-failures-estimated-around-3800

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Re: Electricity Update Pt 4
« Reply #85 on: May 03, 2018, 12:49:13 PM »

These values are without buffering for solar and wind energy.
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US federal support for advanced nuclear technology
« Reply #86 on: May 05, 2018, 05:13:31 PM »
he US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 13 projects to receive USD60 million of cost-shared R&D funding for advanced nuclear technologies, including the first awards under the US Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development initiative. Recipients include NuScale Power's small modular reactor, which has become the first SMR to complete the first phase of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) design certification process.
A cutaway of NuScale's SMR (Image: NuScale)
Portland, Oregon-based NuScale Power yesterday said the NRC had completed the first and most intensive phase of review for its SMR design certification, which it submitted on 31 December 2016. The NRC accepted the application for review in March 2017 and has so far spent 115,000 hours reviewing it. The NuScale SMR is the first - and so far, only - SMR application to undergo NRC review.
The first commercial NuScale power plant to be based on the certified design is planned for construction on the site of the Idaho National Laboratory for customer Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems. The plant - made up of 12 self-contained 50 MWe modules - is scheduled for operation by the mid-2020s.
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NuScale's SMR is also one of the eight projects selected under the US Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development funding opportunity announcement (FOA), which was first announced in December. Five companies have also been selected to receive technology development vouchers under the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative.
"Promoting early-stage investment in advanced nuclear power technology will support a strong, domestic, nuclear energy industry now and into the future," Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on 27 April. "Making these new investments is an important step to reviving and revitalising nuclear energy, and ensuring that our nation continues to benefit from this clean, reliable, resilient source of electricity. Supporting existing as well as advanced reactor development will pave the way to a safer, more efficient, and clean baseload energy that supports the U.S. economy and energy independence."
The new FOA covers three funding pathways: First-of-a-Kind (FOAK) Nuclear Demonstration Readiness Project pathway, intended to address major advanced reactor design development projects or complex technology advancements for existing plants which have significant technical and licensing risk, and have the potential to be deployed by the mid-to-late 2020s; Advanced Reactor Development Projects pathway, covering a broad scope of concepts and ideas that could improve the capabilities and commercialisation potential of advanced reactor designs and technologies; and Regulatory Assistance Grants, providing support towards obtaining certification and licensing approvals for advanced reactor designs and capabilities.
The FOA will run for five years, with applications accepted on a year-round basis and a quarterly selection process. Up to USD40 million of DOE funding will be available under the initiative during the remainder of fiscal 2018.
NuScale's application for a project to conduct design finalisation activities and ensure supply chain readiness to meet a commercial operation date of 2026 for the first NuScale SMR plant was selected to receive USD40 million of DOE funding, for a total cost-shared funding of USD80 million, under the FOAK Nuclear Demonstration Readiness Project pathway. An application by X-energy to develop the design and the licence application for a fuel fabrication facility capable of handling high-assay, low-enriched uranium and production of US-developed uranium Triso fuel received USD4.5 million from DOE for a total cost-shared value of USD8.9 million under the same pathway.
Maryland-based X-energy is developing the Xe-100, a 75 MWe small modular high temperature gas-cooled pebble bed modular reactor which will use tristructural isotropic (Triso) fuel. The company, which is manufacturing uranium oxide/carbine-based fuel kernels, Triso particles and fuel pebbles at a pilot facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, said the latest funding would enable it to move to a FOAK fuel fabrication facility.
"With this funding we will initiate design of a high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel facility - Triso-X - while in parallel developing a license application to the NRC," Pete Pappano, the company's vice president, fuel production and project principal investigator, said.
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BWXT Nuclear Energy's award of USD5.4 million in DOE funds - worth a total of USD9.8 million with non-DOE cost-shared funds - was the highest in the Advanced Reactor Development Projects pathway. The project will see the company work in cooperation with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop the ability to implement additive materials manufacturing - sometimes known as 3D-printing - to the fabrication process for nuclear components and sub-components that will yield acceptable material structure and strength that can be accepted by the USA's national code organisations and the NRC.
Projects from General Atomics, Elysium Industries USA, and NuVision Engineering Inc were also selected under the Advanced Reactor Development Projects pathway.
Two projects were selected to receive DOE funding under the Regulatory Assistance Grant pathway: one from Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation to develop guidelines for using online monitoring to extend the calibration intervals of nuclear power plant instrumentation, which receives USD0.5 million; and a pre-application licence review of a silicon carbine composite-clad uranium carbide fuel system for use in a gas-cooled fast reactor from General Atomics, which receives USD0.381 million.
Five companies were selected to receive GAIN technology development vouchers in this first review cycle. The companies selected, and the DOE contribution to the cost-shared vouchers, are Terrestrial Energy USA (USD500,000); Vega Wave Systems, Inc (USD130,000); Oklo, Inc (USD417,000); Urbix Resources, LLC (USD320,000); and ThorCon US, Inc (USD400,000). Recipients of the vouchers, provided by the DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy, can use them to obtain services or use facilities at DOE national laboratories or Nuclear Science User Facility partner facilities to help them overcome critical technology and commercialisation challenges.
John Kotek, vice president of policy development and public affairs at the Nuclear Energy Institute, said advanced nuclear projects have "enormous, game-changing potential" for the nuclear energy sector. "With Russia and China forging ahead aggressively with a range of advanced nuclear projects, we commend DOE for recognising the importance of advanced nuclear technology in America's energy strategy," he said.
 
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Re: Electricity Update Pt 4
« Reply #87 on: May 05, 2018, 06:22:56 PM »
The first commercial NuScale power plant to be based on the certified design is planned for construction on the site of the Idaho National Laboratory for customer Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems. The plant - made up of 12 self-contained 50 MWe modules - is scheduled for operation by the mid-2020s.


Sounds interesting, but I'm betting the above is false.  Given past history of delays, I'd say 2029 or 2030 at the earliest.

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Re: Electricity Update Pt 4
« Reply #88 on: May 10, 2018, 07:24:51 PM »
President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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France, India Moving Forward with Massive Nuclear Project
« Reply #89 on: May 12, 2018, 06:52:46 PM »
India’s government-owned National Nuclear Power Corp. (NPCIL) in March signed cooperation agreements for equipment and construction related to the massive 9,900-MW Jaitapur project in Maharashtra, the world’s largest nuclear plant project in terms of generation capacity.
Jaitapur is the key project in nuclear collaboration between India and France, which was first broached in 2009 when NPCIL and France’s Areva (now Orano) signed a memorandum of understanding to work on nuclear projects. French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in New Delhi in March and signed an agreement to expedite construction of Jaitapur, and also highlighted other cooperative projects between the countries for solar energy, technology, and defense. The contracts include an Industrial Way Forward Agreement signed March 10 with French power company EDF for the implementation of six EPR, pressurized water reactors at Jaitapur.
EDF holds a 51% share of the joint venture, including responsibility for engineering integration of the nuclear plant. EDF began negotiating with NPCIL in 2016, and that year issued a proposal for development and construction of six EPR units for a nuclear facility. EPR units are currently being built at three other sites: Flamanville 3 in France, Olkiluoto 3 in Finland, and two units at Taishan in China. Taishan 1 is expected to come online first, entering commercial operation later this year. NPCIL hopes to begin construction at Jaitapur by year-end, though no in-service date for the project has been set.
Jean-Bernard Levy, EDF’s chairman and CEO, in a statement said, “The industrial agreement just signed with NPCIL marks a decisive step in the development of the Jaitapur nuclear project, meaning we can now envisage with confidence the rest of this essential project for India and for EDF. We are proud to support the Indian government in its objective of achieving an energy mix that is 40 percent carbon-free in 2030. Our presence in India, already tangible in the areas of renewable energies and smart city is a perfect illustration of our CAP 2030 strategy, which aims to develop a low-carbon mix and innovative energy services for urban and rural areas.”
EDF has agreements with both Indian and French companies for project operations. One contract, with Assystem, Egis, Reliance, and Bouygues, covers installation of an engineering platform for Jaitapur. EDF and the other four companies will determine the scope of their collaboration over the next few months. A second agreement with Indian engineering company Larsen & Toubro, and AFCEN and Bureau Veritas of France, would create a training center for design and construction standards for equipment manufacturing for the Jaitapur plant.
NPCIL, in its role as owner and operator of the facility, is responsible for obtaining certifications and will oversee construction of the reactors and plant infrastructure, with assistance from EDF and its partners. EDF is supplying the EPR technology and leading the engineering and component procurement for the first two reactors. Indian companies could assume some responsibilities for the other four units as part of the “Make in India” and “Skill India” programs. India currently has 22 operating nuclear reactors at seven plants (Figure 1), with about 6,220 MW of generating capacity. Six units with generating capacity of 4,350 MW are under construction, and there are plans for another 19 units over the next decade, according to the World Nuclear Association.
   



1. More nuclear generation. India’s government wants to increase the country’s nuclear output, adding to current generation capacity of about 6,220 MW. Red dots on the map denote projects already in service; yellow dots are those being developed or under construction. Courtesy: World Nuclear Association 
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Dome installed on Tianwan 6 containment building
« Reply #90 on: May 16, 2018, 06:41:02 PM »
The containment dome of unit 6 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province was installed on 5 May, marking the reactor's entry into the equipment installation phase of construction, China Nuclear Engineering and Construction Corporation (CNECC) announced today. CNECC is a subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).
Installation of the containment dome at Tianwan 6 (Image: CNECC)

Installation of the 148-tonne dome was completed at 3:49pm on 5 May and completes the civil construction phase of the project. The operation to lift the dome 60 meters above ground level and to lower it into place on top of the walls of the containment building took 53 minutes to complete, CNECC said.
Construction of Tianwan Phase III - units 5 and 6 - was originally scheduled to start in early 2011. However, following the March 2011 accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant, the Chinese government suspended the approval of new nuclear power projects, including those two units.
The latest Five-Year Plan called for construction of Phase III of the Tianwan plant to be accelerated. China's State Council gave its approval for Tianwan units 5 and 6 - both featuring 1080 MWe ACPR1000 reactors - on 16 December 2015. First safety-related concrete was poured for unit 5 on 27 December 2015, with that for unit 6 poured on 7 September 2016.
CNNC plans to put both units 5 and 6 into commercial operation by the end of 2021.
Tianwan Phase I - units 1 and 2 - was constructed under a 1992 cooperation agreement between China and Russia. First concrete was poured in October 1999, and the units were commissioned in June 2007 and September 2007 respectively. Tianwan Phase II - units 3 and 4 - are similar to the first stage of the Tianwan plant, comprising two Russian-designed 1060 MWe VVER-1000 pressurised water reactors. First concrete for unit 3 was poured in December 2012, while construction of the fourth unit began in September 2013. Unit 3 achieved first criticality on 29 September last year and was connected to the grid on 30 December. The unit completed demonstration operation at nominal capacity for 100 hours on 15 February and is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year. Unit 4 is expected to begin operating in March 2019.
The Tianwan plant is owned and operated by Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation, a joint venture between CNNC (50%), China Power Investment Corporation (30%) and Jiangsu Guoxin Group (20%).
 
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President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

 

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